IP News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORE THAN 50 IP CORES AVAILABLE
IMMEDIATELY FOR NEW XILINX SPARTAN-II FPGAS
SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 10, 2000 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of more than 50 cores for use in the new Spartan™-II family of low-cost FPGAs. This intellectual property includes parameter-driven, Smart-IP-based LogiCORE™ modules and The Real-PCI™ solutions from Xilinx as well as cores from third-party developers in the Xilinx AllianceCORE™ program.
"Together, Xilinx and its partners are offering the largest portfolio of cores ever available simultaneously with the launch of a new FPGA family," said Sandeep Vij, vice president of marketing at Xilinx and general manager of the company's High Volume FPGA Business Unit.
"Our exciting new family of Spartan-II FPGAs, combined with a wide selection of ready-to-use intellectual property, provide our customers with a complete solution for designing cost sensitive, high volume applications."
Spartan-II devices can now replace complex functions such as high-performance digital filter functions, Viterbi and Reed Solomon decoders, and SDRAM controllers that formerly required separate application specific standard products (ASSPs). In applications such as these, Spartan-II FPGAs combined with cores optimized for them can now provide a solution that is more economical than ASSPs. In addition, on-chip Spartan-II features eliminate the need for many other simple ASSPs such as phase lock loops, FIFOs, I/O translators and system bus drivers that in the past have been necessary to complete a system design.
Xilinx offers more than 34 parameter-driven DSP and general-purpose LogiCORE™ modules optimized with Xilinx Smart-IP Technology for predictable, consistent performance that is unaffected by FPGA density and surrounding logic. These LogiCORE products include memory compilers, asynchronous dual-port FIFOs, high-performance multipliers, and FIR filters. Customers can download them over the Internet from the Xilinx IP-Center and configure them with the Xilinx CORE Generator. In addition, Xilinx offers a range of reference designs provided as HDL source code.
The Real-PCI solution for Spartan-II includes Internet-accessible 32-bit and 64-bit PCI LogiCORE modules, synthesizable PCI bridge reference designs with basic DMA and BlockRAM-based FIFOs. A power management reference design is also available.
Unparalleled Third-Party Core Support
More than 32 cores that are sold and supported by the following AllianceCORE partners are now available for use in Spartan-II FPGAs:
- CAST Inc.
- Memec Design Services
- CoreEl MicroSystems
- NMI Electronics, Ltd.
- CSELT S.p.A.
- Perigee, LLC
- Dolphin Integration
- Rapid Prototypes
- Integrated Silicon Systems
- Virtual IP Group
Cores from these companies cover applications ranging from wireless communications, networking and video to embedded computing. Functions include SDRAM controllers, Reed Solomon and Viterbi decoders, 10/100 Ethernet media access controllers, UTOPIA interfaces and video color space converters.
The Xilinx IP Center
The LogiCORE modules, reference designs, datasheets, and other information for Spartan-II FPGAs can be downloaded from the Xilinx IP-Center web site at www.xilinx.com/ipcenter. The LogiCORE modules can be downloaded and loaded into the CORE Generator tool within the Xilinx Foundation™ and Alliance™ development system environments.
Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and fulfills more than half of the world demand for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at www.xilinx.com.
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