March 9, 2005 -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of its Virtex-4 SX55 FPGA - the world's fastest and lowest power FPGA for digital signal processing (DSP) applications. The SX55 device delivers a whopping 256 billion multiply-and-accumulate per second (MAC/s) processing performance,,3 times more than any competing FPGA. Furthermore, the device features power saving process and circuit design technology that reduces static power consumption by up to 76% and dynamic power consumption for the MAC function by more than 20% compared to the closest competing 90nm FPGA. The Virtex-4 SX55 is the sixth member shipping from the Virtex-4 FPGA family and the second device shipping from the DSP optimized Virtex-4 SX platform. With its performance, power and cost advantages, the Virtex-4 SX family is the ideal co-processor for programmable DSPs in real-time signal processing systems.
The Virtex-4 SX55 FPGA provides:
- 10 times higher performance/price ratio compared to previous generation FPGAs, enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL architecture
- 256 billion MAC/s processing performance enabled by 512 XtremeDSP™ slices each performing 18x18 bit multiply and 48-bit accumulate operations at 500 MHz
- Industry's lowest in-rush, static and dynamic power consumption with first 90nm triple-oxide technology, embedded IP functions and power-saving configuration circuitry
- Unique "micropower" architecture consuming a mere 23mW/100MHz per XtremeDSP slice
The Virtex-4 SX55 device is supported by the industry's widest range of pre-engineered DSP algorithms and familiar DSP design tools, including the Xilinx System Generator for DSP design and verification tool.
Virtex-4 FPGA Availability
Virtex-4 LX25, LX60, LX100, SX35, SX55, and FX12 are shipping today. Xilinx now has a total of 14 FPGAs in production at 90nm, more than three times the number of its nearest competitor.
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About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs About Xilinx
Enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture and advanced 90nm triple-oxide technology, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options, higher performance and lower power 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 optimized for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs optimized for high-performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs optimized for high-speed serial connectivity and embedded processing. A multi-platform approach makes it possible for customers to select the optimal mix of resources for their application to achieve the highest functionality and breakthrough performance at the lowest cost. Devices are shipping now. For more information on the Virtex-4 product family, visit www.xilinx.com/virtex4.
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