Xilinx Ships Virtex-5 LX330 65nm FPGAs

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), announced it has shipped the industry’s largest FPGA. Developed using an advanced power-saving 65nm process technology, the Virtex(TM)-5 LX330 FPGA delivers 65 percent more logic than the largest 90nm FPGAs. Xilinx fab partners UMC and Toshiba have ramped production on their 65nm processes quickly and with excellent yields, allowing Xilinx to deliver the complete 65nm Virtex-5 LX platform on time and over one year ahead of its competition. Xilinx also announced the shipment of the LX220, which completes the rollout of the Virtex-5 LX family.

Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Family

“Shipping the world’s largest FPGA demonstrates our ability to smoothly translate leading-edge technology into a real product that delivers unprecedented levels of capability for our customers,” said Steve Douglass, vice president of Development Engineering of the Advanced Products Division at Xilinx.

Xilinx Virtex-5 LX devices feature a new advanced architecture enabling up to 30 percent higher design performance with the industry’s lowest power consumption for high-performance FPGAs at equivalent logic density levels. The LX platform consists of six devices offering up to 330,000 logic cells, 1200 user I/Os, 10-Mbits of 36-Kbit block RAM, and 3.4-Mbits of distributed RAM, plus an abundance of hardened intellectual property (IP) blocks.

Pricing and Availability
Virtex-5 LX330 engineering samples are shipping now. At customer production timeframes in 2008, the LX330 device will list for $2395 in 1,000 piece quantities. All other members of the Virtex-5 LX platform are shipping as well, including the LX30, LX50, LX85, LX110, and LX220.

About Xilinx
Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions.