Xilinx ISE Software Wins EDA, FPGA Tool Award

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced that its ISE 9.1i (Integrated Software Environment) design software has received Electronic Design Magazine’s prestigious Best of 2007 award in the category of EDA, FPGA Tools – Integrated Software Environment Technology. Penton Media’s annual ‘Best Electronic Design’ awards are based on editor’s choice of the most significant designs, events, and products introduced throughout the year. Xilinx(R) ISE(TM) software was selected based on its industry-leading SmartCompile(TM) technology, which improves run times by up to an additional 6X while maintaining exact design preservation of unchanged logic.

“As editors we’re privileged to work on the leading edge with electronic OEMs, find out what they’re doing and where they’re going,” said Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Design Magazine. “Every so often, we come across that special product, whether chip, component, module, system or technology that stands out in the crowd.”

Xilinx ISE design environment is designed to address today’s leading design challenges including timing closure, productivity and power. ISE 9.1i optimizes the unique ExpressFabric(TM) technology of the latest 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 family, providing an average of 30 percent faster performance than competing solutions. For power sensitive applications, ISE 9.1i also reduces dynamic power by an average of 10 percent.

“We’re honored to receive this award from Electronic Design in recognition of the value of Xilinx design tools,” said Hitesh Patel, director of Software Product Marketing at Xilinx. “Our ISE SmartCompile technology enables users to realize significantly faster compile times with timing predictability for small design changes by leveraging prior implementation results.”

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