Dylan McGrath, EE Times(06/28/2006 5:53 PM EDT) SAN FRANCISCO
— Programmable logic supplier Xilinx Inc. has issued what appears to be a sizeable recall of Spartan-3, Spartan-3E and Spartan-3L FPGAs made between early September 2005 and late April of this year, according to a posting on the company's Web site.
According to a Xilinx "quality alert" posted Monday (June 26), specific lots of wire-bonded plastic ball grid array (PBGA) packages sourced through a combination of suppliers may have an unspecified manufacturing package defect that presents a potential quality and reliability risk.
The recall pertains specifically to parts marked with date codes between 0537 and 0617, according to the alert.
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