Platform Flash PROMs deliver in-system programmable configuration for all Xilinx FPGAs
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2003 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a new family of low cost, in-system programmable PROMs for configuration of Xilinx FPGAs. The new Platform Flash PROMs provide the industry's lowest cost per megabit for FPGA configuration storage and are available in a range from 1 to 32 Mbits. Offered in two ultra-small packages, including a 6.4mm x 6.5mmVO20 TSSOP and a 8mm x 9mm FS48 thin flat ball grid array, the Xilinx Platform Flash PROM family also provides the smallest footprint in the industry.
Industry's Lowest Configuration Cost and Unrivaled Capability
The Platform Flash product consists of six devices, all implemented in flash technology for full in-system reprogrammability. The 1, 2, and 4 Mbit densities are available in the VO20 package and support serial configuration for all Xilinx FPGAs. The 8, 16, and 32 Mbit versions are available in the FS48 package, and support both serial and parallel configuration modes. The larger density devices also support advanced compression technology that provides for storage of up to 50% more bits, allowing the use of a smaller density, lower cost PROM.
"Our customers asked for configuration PROMs at a very low price, coupled with in-system programmability and a small footprint," said Mustafa Veziroglu, general manager of the Configuration Solutions Division at Xilinx. "To meet this demand, we have driven down costs and developed innovative packaging solutions to deliver a flexible configuration solution for all Xilinx FPGAs.
The Platform Flash PROMs comply with the industry standard IEEE1532 interface, allowing designers to use existing equipment to program and test the PROMs. With the higher density devices, designers can program multiple designs into a single PROM, allowing one PROM to support multiple FPGAs in a daisy-chain configuration, thereby reducing part count and component costs. The high-density devices also offer 'Design Revisioning' capabilities, allowing customers to use the same board level product and components for multiple applications, reducing manufacturing and inventory costs.
Price and Availability
The 1 Mbit XCF01S, available in May 2003, is priced at $1.05 for 100K units in 2005. The 32 Mbit XCF32P, available by Q4 of 2003, is priced at $10.40 for 100K units in 2005. Programming support for the Platform Flash PROMs is available within Xilinx PROM programming equipment and cables, as well as the iMPACT software in the Xilinx ISE development tools.
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.