Xilinx Spartan-3AN FPGA Makes EDN's Hot 100 Products List

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced that EDN magazine has named the Xilinx Spartan(TM)-3AN FPGA platform to its annual “Hot 100 Products” list in the digital and programmable ICs category. Products appearing in EDN’s annual Hot 100 Products issue are chosen by its editors from hundreds of newsworthy items appearing throughout 2007 in EDN.

“We’re excited that Spartan-3AN has been recognized by the industry’s premier technical journal as one of the ‘Hot 100′ products of the year,” said General Products Division Vice President and General Manager David Loftus. “Since its introduction in February 2007, the Spartan-3AN platform has been broadly adopted worldwide, particularly for space-sensitive end products requiring a non-volatile single-chip solution. The combination of our programmable platform and embedded flash technology provides the most flexible, reliable and cost-effective solution on the market today for multimedia encoding and decoding, data compression/decompression, and microcontroller applications.”

“Our editorial team covers new product introductions on a daily basis and we see a lot of worthy products,” said EDN Editorial Director Maury Wright. “We look back once a year and choose the introductions that we believe will have the greatest significance to the design engineer and create the Hot 100 list.”

Xilinx Spartan-3 Generation: Industry’s Lowest Cost FPGAs
Xilinx success in targeting high-volume consumer applications is based largely on the flexibility and cost advantages of its Spartan series, which has grown from zero to over 25 percent of company revenue since its introduction. By providing the industry’s broadest offering of device package options, most comprehensive IP library (8x) and vast selection of turnkey development boards, Xilinx complete solutions eliminate the need for additional standard board components, thus reducing overall system cost by up to 50 percent as compared to competitive FPGAs.

About the Spartan-3AN FPGA Platform
The Spartan-3AN FPGA platform combines the performance and functionality advantages of SRAM-based technology with reliable non-volatile flash technology in a single-chip solution. With the industry’s largest user flash memory and enhanced security capabilities, this platform is optimized for non-volatile applications in which higher system integration or security is critical. The Spartan-3AN platform offers unprecedented system flexibility, significantly outperforming competing non-volatile FPGAs by offering up to 1,000X more on-chip user flash.

The Spartan-3AN platform is available in five non-volatile device options. Configurations range from 50K to 1.4M system gates with up to 576Kb block RAM, 16Mb total embedded flash, and up to 502 I/Os supporting 26 popular I/O protocol standards, In addition, unique FPGA capabilities such as digital clock managers (DCMs), multipliers, and low power modes make these devices ideal for bridging, memory interfacing, digital signal co-processing and embedded control applications. All devices are pin-compatible with Spartan-3A FPGAs.

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