Xilinx Offers Virtex-5 FPGAs Online

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs are available for online purchase through its global distribution network. Delivering the benefits of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs since May 2006, the company is now shipping 12 devices across three of the family’s four platforms (LX, LXT, and SXT). Built on the industry’s most advanced 65nm triple-oxide technology, breakthrough new ExpressFabric(TM) technology and proven ASMBL(TM) architecture, the Virtex-5 family represents the fifth generation in the award-winning Virtex product line.

“By aggressively moving down the process technology curve with each generation, we continue to deliver the world’s highest performance FPGAs while optimizing innovative new technology to reduce power consumption,” said Steve Douglass, vice president of Product Development at Xilinx. “We’ve experienced tremendous success at the 65nm node. By meeting or beating committed rollout schedules, we’ve enabled our customers to develop next-generation products ahead of the competition.”

Key design team innovations in process technology, architecture and product development methodology have led to unprecedented performance gain and power reduction with Virtex-5 FPGAs. The LXT and SXT platforms offer 3.2Gbps low-power transceivers with built-in PCI Express(R) endpoint and tri-mode Ethernet MAC blocks, allowing engineers to implement serial interfaces with the greatest ease of use. All these benefits enable designers to differentiate their end products with increased performance and lower power while reducing design complexity and gaining time-to-market advantages.

Xilinx provides complete software and design tools, protocol packs, development boards and development kits to enable customers to begin designing and prototyping in Virtex-5 FPGAs today.

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