Insight Electronics Partners with inSilicon to Provide Universal Serial Bus 1.1 Device Controller Introductory Product from Intellectual Property Agreement Between Insight and inSilicon for Xilinx's Leading FPGAs
San Diego -- May 30, 2001 -- Insight Electronics, a global semiconductor distributor, and inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq: INSN), a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) communications platforms, today announced the availability of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 1.1 device controller for Xilinx FPGAs.
This product enables customers to achieve quicker time-to-market using proven inSilicon technology within field-upgradeable products from Xilinx. The core provides an interface between the USB function device and the USB host controller. An agreement between inSilicon and Insight, Xilinx's leading distributor and design source, authorizes Insight to integrate inSilicon's IP into its Xilinx FPGA portfolio.
The inSilicon technology bridges an industry-standard USB interface to a simple read/write parallel application interface. This simple interface shields the designer from the complexities of the USB protocol, and makes it easy to integrate the USB functionality into the customer's target application. The USB 1.1 Device controller core is production-proven technology.
"This semi-custom hardware solution lets us configure the operation of the USB device prior to implementation in the FPGA," said Mark Buckhalt, director of IP at MemecCore. "This ensures that customers are getting the functionality they need, without wasting valuable FPGA resources."
Commented Gervais Fong, director of marketing at inSilicon: "Memec's expert ability to offer inSilicon's USB in a netlist form makes it more accessible to FPGA customers. We are very pleased with Memec's clean adaptation and implementation of our customer proven USB 1.1 Device technology into the Xilinx FPGA process."
Insight provides its customers with solutions for the total life-cycle management of their products.
"This USB solution gives our customers the ability to quickly develop an integrated product and provide differentiated value to their own customers," said Greg Provenzano, president and CEO of Insight Electronics.
MemecCore, Memec's IP division that focuses on IP development and deployment, plans to release numerous product solutions that give customers easy access to high-level IP optimized for Xilinx FPGAs, beginning with this offering of the USB 1.1 device controller.
inSilicon Corporation is a leading provider of communications platforms used by semiconductor and systems companies to design systems-on-chip that are critical components of innovative wired and wireless products. inSilicon's technology provides customers faster time-to-market and reduced risk and development cost. The company's broad portfolio of analog and mixed-signal products and enabling communications technologies, including the JVXT and JVXtremeT JavaT Accelerators, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, PCI, and IEEE-1394, are used in a wide variety of markets encompassing communications, consumer, computing, and office automation. Information about inSilicon products and technologies is available at http://www.insilicon.com.
About Insight Electronics and MemecCore
Insight Electronics, a Memec company, is the largest technical distributor of semiconductors in the world. With divisions in every major country and a focused line card of 20 top semiconductor companies, Insight's sales team and field application engineers (FAEs) are as knowledgeable as its suppliers about the products, processes and technologies available. The company's value-added services, combined with its expertise in design, inventory management, logistics and use of e-business tools, ensure that customers receive the products they need, when and where they need them. The MemecCore group, a founding member of the Xilinx AllianceCORE program and current member of the Xilinx XPERTS program, focuses exclusively on offering Insight customers the highest quality intellectual property for tomorrow's designs. Information about Insight services and solutions is available at www.insight-electronics.com.
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