Industry's first programmable logic devices with integrated PowerPC processor cores and high-speed SERDES transceivers for use in aerospace and defense applications
Phoenix, AZ., January 25, 2005 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic solutions provider, today announced its roadmap for the QPROTM family of aerospace and defense products at the Xilinx Aerospace and Defense Forum. At the first in a series of events taking place nationwide throughout the year, Xilinx announced immediate availability of the industry's first military temperature-qualified FPGA with an embedded processor core, and foreshadowed delivery of additional devices in the second half of 2005 with full military temperature operation and radiation tolerance.
Today's major, transformational defense programs require the advanced features, high performance and flexibility of Xilinx Virtex-II ProTM and Virtex-4 TM platform FPGA architectures. The company has extended the QPRO family of devices to include the Virtex-II Pro XQ2VP40 (43,632 logic cells) and XQ2VP70 (74,448 logic cells). Each device has two PowerPC embedded processor cores along with multiple integrated RocketIOTM transceiver blocks. Later this year, the QPRO family will be further extended to include Virtex-4 SX and FX devices.
"Xilinx remains steadfast in its commitment to R&D efforts that will put the most advanced programmable solutions in the hands of aerospace and defense engineers for next-generation system design," stated Howard Bogrow, marketing manager for Aerospace and Defense products at Xilinx. "This technology is gaining increasing acceptance in the entire range of programs as designers are recognizing the value and importance of reconfigurable FPGAs."
At today's conference, Xilinx also disclosed that its Aerospace and Defense Research and Development team is in the initial stages of evaluating the feasibility of applying rad-hard-by-design techniques to its most advanced families of Virtex FPGAs, with an ultimate goal of delivering a single event upset-immune reprogrammable FPGA for space. The radiation testing of the radiation tolerant versions is being conducted by the Single Event Effects Consortium, formed in 2002 by Xilinx and notable government and private industry representatives.
Pricing and Availability
The XQ2VP40 is available now in both the FG676 and FF1152 plastic ball grid array packages and the XQ2VP70 will be available in the FF1704 ball grid array. The pricing for the XQ2VP40 in the FG676 is $1236.00 for 100-unit quantities.
About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs
Based on their industry-leading capacity, performance, and cost-effectiveness, Xilinx Virtex FPGAs are the number one choice of designers worldwide. The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro is the world's first FPGA to offer integrated PowerPC embedded technology. Xilinx has shipped over 100,000 PowerPC cores to its customer base.
About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs About Xilinx
Enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options than any other FPGA family available today. With more than 100 technical innovations, the Virtex-4 family consists of 17 devices and three domain-optimized platforms: Virtex-4 LX FPGAs for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs for high-performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs for high-speed serial connectivity and embedded processing.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com