August 8, 2017 – Introducing Sidewinder

Introducing the Sidewinder-100 network storage acceleration platform from Fidus.

Sidewinder-100 is based on the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC from Xilinx.

This NVMe storage controller can host up to 4 NVMe SSDs in the default configuration. Ambitious developers and innovators can achieve a total of 6 NVMe SSDs with the right Soft and Hard IP combinations.

On the networking (fabric) side, Sidewinder-100 hosts 2 x 100Gbps QSFP interfaces.

Live demos at the Xilinx, Intelliprop and Mobiveil booths at FMS this week!

Flash Memory Summit
August 8-10
Santa Clara Convention Center

Learn more about Sidewinder

August 7, 2017 – Xilinx Showcases Reconfigurable Storage Acceleration Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it will showcase reconfigurable storage acceleration solutions at the Flash Memory Summit 2017. Through a series of presentations and demonstrations, Xilinx and its ecosystem will spotlight high-performance storage solutions for use in current and next-generation enterprise and data center applications. Debuting at this year’s event, the Xilinx® NVMe-over-Fabrics reference design provides designers a flexible platform to enable scalable storage solutions and integrate custom acceleration functions into their storage arrays. This reference design eliminates the need for a dedicated x86 processor or an external NIC, thus creating a highly integrated, reliable and cost-effective solution. To learn about this solution and more, visit Xilinx at booth #126, August 8-10, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

Presentations/Panel Participation:
Thursday, August 10:

10:15-10:30AM: Reconfigurable Storage Acceleration for Next Generation NVMe Platforms by Rakesh Cheerla, Product Manager, Xilinx
1:30-4:15PM: Using FPGAs to Accelerate NVMe-over-Fabric Based Storage Networks by Deboleena Minz Sakalley, Senior Staff Design Engineer, Xilinx
1:30-2:45PM: Accelerating Data Analytics Using FPGAs and an Integrated Flash Storage by HK Verma, Principal Engineer, Xilinx


Xilinx is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. (PRNewsFoto/Xilinx)


Xilinx Booth Demonstrations

  • NVMe-over-Fabric Platform
    The Xilinx single-chip storage solution integrates NVMe-over-Fabric and target RDMA offloads with a processing subsystem to provide a very power-efficient and low-latency solution compared to existing products that require both an external host chip and a Network Interface Card (NIC). This 2x100Gb Ethernet platform enables customers to implement value-added storage workload acceleration, such as compression and erasure code.
  • Computational Storage Subsystem for Data-Driven Applications
    ScaleFlux Computational Storage Subsystem (CSS) uniquely solves both compute and storage I/O bottlenecks. CSS compression accelerates throughput by an order-of-magnitude without the costly CPU overhead incurred by software solutions, resulting in optimal storage capacity utilization without performance compromises.
  • Programmable Controller for Multi-Source Flash
    Burlywood’s TrueFlash modular controller architecture accelerates time-to-market for new NAND adoption while delivering disruptive cost and performance benefits to cloud, all-flash-array, and hyper-converged OEM customers. Built on Xilinx® UltraScale+™ FPGAs, TrueFlash takes advantage of the power, performance and cost improvements of Xilinx devices. TrueFlash enables customers to quickly optimize the solution to their workload, and to qualify multiple NAND types with the same controller.

Demonstrations by Xilinx Ecosystem
The following Xilinx ecosystem companies will showcase a Xilinx technology-based demonstration in their FMS booth:

Everspin Technologies: Booth #319
IntelliProp, Inc.: Booth #821
IP-Maker: Booth #717
Kazan Networks: Booth #702
MobiVeil: Booth #610
PLDA: Booth #826
Smart IOPs: Booth #609

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit

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Xilinx, Inc.
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August 3, 2017 – Fidus at IBC 2017



Fidus will be exhibiting at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam, NL next month. IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology tradeshow.

Our incredible 4k video platform will be featured and our team will be on deck to talk about all of our video/ broadcast and electronic design services. Stop by and learn how our products and services can take your designs to the next level.

See you at IBC!

Dates: September 15-19, 2017
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Booth: Stand 2.A41 (Ontario, Canada Pavilion)
Contact: Scott Turnbull

Register for your FREE* exhibition pass with CODE 21781
*Complimentary passes available until August 18.


August 1, 2017 – We’re getting a new look

Get ready for the

Coming soon to a computer or mobile device near you!

July 17, 2017 – New Sidewinder Datasheet

An updated datasheet is now available for Sidewinder – 100NVMe Storage Controller. Find the revised datasheet here.

May 31, 2017 – Fidus one of Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies!

May 9, 2017 – Fidus 12G-SDI Converter Featured at NAB 2017

This is why Fidus chooses Samtec BNCs for our 12G products, so should you!

April 10, 2017 – Fidus will be attending NAB 2017 in Las Vegas

Fidus is returning to fabulous Las Vegas for NAB 2017! Be sure to swing by our booth and check out the BEST in electronic product development. You’re not going to want to miss this!

Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibits April 24-27, 2017

December 9, 2016 – Fidus Wins Corporate Food Sort Challenge!

OTTAWA, Ontario: Fidus competed against five local companies in the Kanata Food Cupboard’s first ever Corporate Food Sort Challenge in support of the Adopt-a-Family program. The challenge was a fast-paced event where each team was timed to see who could sort through gigantic bins of food the fastest. Strategy paid off for Fidus who clocked in at a lightning fast speed of 12:18. Fidus is proud to be the first ever Kanata Food Cupboard Corporate Food Sort Challenge winners!

In the weeks leading up to the challenge, Fidus managed to raise nearly $3000 for the Kanata Food Cupboard!

For more information on how you can help adopt a family, visit the Kanata Food Cupboard website.

September 9-13, 2016 – Fidus will be attending IBC in Amsterdam

Come to Amsterdam RAI and visit Fidus in the Ontario, Canada Pavilion in Stand 2.A41, from September 9-13, 2016!

Don’t know Fidus yet? Think of us as your high-speed, high-complexity electronic design services partner that gets your products to market faster.

Our 12G-SDI Gearbox+ will be the centre-piece, but we’ll be happy to talk about all of our video/broadcast electronic design services, and how they enable your next design.

See you at IBC!


Dates: September 9-13, 2016
Location: Amsterdam RAI
Booth #: Stand 2.A41
Scott Turnbull
Free Exhibits Pass (before August 19)
IBC Conference Website