Leading Converged, High-end Handset Processor Now Supported on Industry's First Programmable Handset Demonstration Platform
LAS VEGAS -- Jan. 8, 2007 -- At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, demonstrated its latest CoolRunner(TM)-II CPLD enabled handset demonstration platform with TI OMAP compatibility. The TI OMAP processor is the industry's leading wireless application processor with 69 percent market share in 2005, according to research firm Forward Concepts. The new platform clearly demonstrates the advantages of programmable logic for today's leading handset manufacturers, enabling the launch of new features into the market much faster than fixed design approaches, while simultaneously attaining lower power, size, and cost goals. The demonstration, offering new interface capabilities to GPS, Mobile TV, WiFi and CE-ATA drives, can be viewed by appointment at this week's CES in Xilinx meeting room #35580, South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
According to ABI Research, applications such as music downloads, web browsing, email, and GPS navigation will drive the market for smart phone handsets from 50M in 2005 to over 250M in 2009, a CAGR of 49 percent. Xilinx programmable solutions offer handset manufacturers with the needed flexibility to respond to the pressures of faster time-to-market and shorter product life cycles.
"The low power, small size, and flexibility of the CoolRunner-II CPLD family enables Xilinx to offer a compelling solution in the fast evolving smart handset market," said David Loftus, vice president and general manager, CPLD Division at Xilinx. "Adding support for the industry-leading TI OMAP design processor to our handset demonstration platform further strengthens our value proposition."
About Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLDs
Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLDs provide the high performance and low cost advantages of a programmable logic device without the typical price premium normally associated with low power devices. Available in densities ranging from 32 to 512 macrocells, the CoolRunner-II family achieves system performance up to 385 MHz and pin-to-pin delays as fast as 3.0ns while providing a standby current as low as 12 microamps (<12uA) .- an industry first.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.