Xilinx and Mentor Graphics Release High-Performance Communications Cores
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2001-- Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq:MENT), industry-leading commodity IP vendor and Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq:XLNX), the leader in programmable logic today announced the immediate availability of two high-level IP products to accelerate the design cycle of high-density FPGAs in communications applications.
The T1/E1 Framer and T1 Deframer cores will be sold and supported by Xilinx as LogiCORE(TM) products and by the Mentor Graphics Inventra(TM) IP division. These new cores are optimized for Xilinx® FPGAs and will form the backbone for a variety of communications applications. The two cores are the first products to result from an OEM agreement between Xilinx and Mentor Graphics forged in October 2000, with the goal to accelerate design of new telecom and networking systems.
``The T1/E1 cores target data and voice processing in telecom and networking for small office PBXs and local area networks, connecting to wireless base stations as well as HDSL2 pair-gain applications,'' said Babak Hedayati, director of marketing and business development for the Xilinx IP Solutions Division. ``These cores are the latest addition to the extensive Xilinx library of IP available on the Xilinx IP Center.''
The T1/E1 cores are fully compliant with CCITT Recommendation G.704 (G.706, G.732, G.733) and support multiple frame structures.
``Our mutual web-based delivery models makes it easy for systems designers to readily access two critical cores for their network application designs,'' said Pierre Bricaud, director of marketing for the Inventra IP division of Mentor Graphics.
The new cores operate with the Xilinx Virtex, Virtex-E and Spartan®-II families of FPGAs. The new LogiCORE products are downloadable over the Internet from the Xilinx IP Center at www.xilinx.com/ipcenter, and used in conjunction with the Xilinx CORE Generator system to smoothly implement the cores into the Xilinx design flow. The cores will also be sold and supported by the Mentor Graphics Inventra IP division at www.mentor.com/inventra.
License Price and Availability
The T1/E1 Framer and T1 Deframer cores are available now. Xilinx LogiCORE pricing for each core is $5,000. Licensing information and instructions for downloading the cores and information on all Xilinx LogiCORE products can be found at the Xilinx IP Center. The Inventra cores, also priced at $5,000 each, can be licensed on-line or from your local Mentor Graphics account manager.
Xilinx (Nasdaq:XLNX) 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 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 website at www.xilinx.com.
About Mentor Graphics Corp.
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq:MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products and consulting services for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of nearly $600 million and employs approximately 2,750 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.
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