Xirca-V4 is an acceleration platform for co-processing and prototyping based on FPGA devices. It is especially designed for high-performance applications such as vision, robotics, IP-core testing, etc.
This platform includes SSRAM (ZBT) for instance for high-performance image processing tasks, DDR memory (for large amounts of data), PCI Express interface, Gigabit Ethernet connectors, general-purpose pins, etc. Furthermore, it supports last generation FPGA devices (Xilinx Virtex 4). Due to the technical complexity of the board, it uses 12 layers for the components interconnections. It allows a fine adjustment of diverse clocks (some of them running at GigaHertzs).