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Xilinx FPGA family offering up to 6M system gates

Posted: 17 May 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:xilinx? qpro virtex-ii? fpga?

Xilinx Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its QPRO Virtex-II radiation-tolerant reconfigurable Platform FPGA family.

Offering densities of up to six million system gates and featuring high performance embedded block RAM, embedded multipliers, Digital Clock Manager, and integrated I/O termination (XCITE), the QPRO Virtex-II family is a high performance reconfigurable solution specifically designed for mission-critical applications in aerospace and defense.

Because Xilinx chips can literally change their personality, designers have the ability to fix hardware problems or download new features from a remote location.

"Reconfigurablity plays a key role in addressing three key industry requirements - program re-use, technology insertion and a superior alternative to mask-programmed ASICs and one-time-programmable FPGAs," said Rick Padovani, GM of the Aerospace and Defense division at Xilinx. "By combining radiation-tolerance with the flexibility and high-performance features of our Virtex-II FPGAs, we're enabling a whole new range of cost effective applications and capabilities for our customers."

The QPRO Virtex-II family extends beyond increased gate density by offering high-performance I/O signaling technology supporting up to 840MBPS in both plastic and ceramic packages while offering up to 1,104 user I/Os. In addition, the QPRO Virtex-II family includes up to 144 independent blocks of 18Kb embedded memory, suitable for a wide range of high-performance applications ranging from system interfacing and local packet buffering, to high performance DSP applications. The QPRO Virtex-II also offers superior DSP performance through the integration of up to 144 high performance Multipliers.

Because the QPRO Virtex-II family is based on the Virtex architecture, designers will benefit from the complete suite of design solutions including the broadest library available of proven connectivity IP, system solution boards, and development platforms.

Pricing for the QPRO Virtex- II devices start at $318 and $2,655 for the radiation tolerant space grade devices in quantities of 100. Various processing options are available.

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