Xilinx Announces XtremeDSP Development Tools Package, Development Kit

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced immediate availability of the new XtremeDSP(TM) tools package along with the availability of a new XtremeDSP development kit based on the Virtex(TM)-5 SXT FPGA platform. The new bundle and kit offerings include new package pricing that makes it easier for algorithm and system developers who use MATLAB(R) to create high-performance DSP systems using Xilinx(R) FPGAs. The individual DSP design tools, System Generator for DSP and AccelDSP(TM) continue to be offered individually to accommodate specific needs of customers.

“Reducing the cost of the XtremeDSP development tools helps facilitate use of DSP optimized FPGAs, such as Spartan-3A DSP or Virtex-5 SXT devices, in wireless, medical, surveillance and defense applications,” said Tom Feist, director of Embedded & Signal Processing Marketing at Xilinx. “This is particularly important as time to market pressures force FPGA developers of DSP applications to shorten development cycles and developers without traditional RTL design skills increasingly turn to FPGA to address system cost and performance issues.”

New XtremeDSP Tool Suite Package
This unique combination of design technologies enables thousands of DSP algorithm and system designers who use the MathWorks(TM) MATLAB and Simulink(R) products to create high-performance systems using Xilinx FPGAs. System Generator allows designers to graphically capture and verify high-performance DSP subsystems in Simulink using a Xilinx optimized DSP blockset and integrate those sub-systems with Xilinx embedded processors and RTL to create complete DSP systems. AccelDSP extends these capabilities to also include design exploration and floating- to fixed-point conversion of MATLAB algorithms targeting Xilinx FPGAs. The XtremeDSP tool Suite Package unites these powerful design solutions into a single integrated DSP development environment at an affordable price.

New XtremeDSP Development Kit
The XtremeDSP Development Kit – Virtex-5 DSP Edition comes with the ML506 development board, reference designs, IP cores, cables and XtremeDSP development tools to give users the ability to create DSP and high-speed serial designs utilizing the Virtex-5 DSP48E slices and RocketIO(TM) GTP transceivers. A variety of onboard memory and industry-standard connectivity interfaces add to the ML506′s ability to serve as a versatile development platform for applications serving wireless, automotive, medical, defense and other applications. For low-cost applications, developers can use the XtremeDSP Solutions Starter Platform — Spartan-3A DSP 1800A FPGA Edition that was announced last September.

Pricing and Availability
The AccelDSP synthesis tool and System Generator for DSP are now available as a packaged bundle for $1,495 (DO-DSP-PC) (previously sold separately for $4,995 and $995 respectively.) The individual tools continue to be available separately for $895 and $995 respectively. The XtremeDSP Development Kit – Virtex-5 DSP Edition (DO-V5-DSP-DK-SG-UNI-G) is available now for $1,695.

About Xilinx XtremeDSP Solutions
Xilinx is the world’s leading supplier of high-performance reconfigurable DSP solutions optimized for performance, price and power. Xilinx XtremeDSP solutions come complete with silicon platforms, design tools, development boards and kits, reference designs and a host of signal processing IP for wireless and multimedia video applications. The XtremeDSP silicon portfolio delivers maximum flexibility with three device platforms: the Virtex-4 SX platform with over 250 GMACS at 500MHz, Virtex-5 SXT platform for ultra-high bandwidth with over 350 GMACS at 550MHz and integrated low-power serial connectivity, and the Spartan-3A DSP platform with the most price-performance optimized devices offering over 30 GMACS at 250MHz.

About Xilinx
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions.