Xilinx Announces 65nm Production Qualification of LX50, LX50T FPGAs

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic device (PLD) provider, announced production qualification of the first two devices in its award-winning 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA platform, the LX50 and LX50T. Delivering the benefits of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs since May 15 2006, the company is now shipping a total of 13 devices across three of the family’s four platforms (LX, LXT, and SXT), providing the highest performance and lowest power without compromises, the industry’s only built-in PCI Express(R)(TM) endpoint and Gigabit Ethernet blocks, and the industry’s highest DSP performance.

“Over the past year, following our introduction of the industry’s first 65nm FPGAs, Xilinx has experienced unprecedented success at the 65nm node. All 13 devices now shipping have been delivered on time,” said Iain Morris, executive vice-president of the Advanced Products Division at Xilinx. “Our success was achieved through a combination of stringent internal process controls and close collaboration with our foundry partners. Our flawless execution at 65nm has instilled renewed confidence in our customer base on our ability to deliver the latest technology over a year ahead of our nearest competitor.”

Leading Edge 65nm Technology Benefits Customers
Through key design team innovations in process technology, architecture and product development methodology, Virtex-5 FPGAs provide Xilinx customers with unprecedented performance and density gains– at speeds on average 30 percent higher and 65 percent increased capacity over previous generation 90-nm FPGAs – while reducing dynamic power consumption by 35 percent, maintaining the same low static power and consuming 45 percent less area.

The Virtex-5 LXT and SXT platforms offer built-in PCI Express endpoint and Gigabit Ethernet blocks backed by a complete high-speed serial I/O design solution that leads the industry in cost and ease-of-use, while the SXT platform provides the industry’s highest DSP performance combined with the robust Virtex-5 serial I/O solution.

Complete Solutions
By taking advantage of its one+ year lead at the 65-nm process node, Xilinx provides its customers with mature and complete design solutions including software and design tools, protocol packs, development boards, starter kits and online purchase through its global distribution network.

About Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
Named Product and Innovation of the Year by EDN Magazine, the Virtex-5 family represents the fifth generation in the award-winning Virtex product line. Built upon the industry’s most advanced 65nm triple-oxide technology, breakthrough new ExpressFabric technology and proven ASMBL(TM) architecture, the Virtex-5 family includes four domain-optimized platforms for high-speed logic, digital signal processing (DSP), embedded processing and serial connectivity applications. Devices may be purchased online or through Xilinx distributors.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.