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2008-09-11 XtremeDSP DSP48A for Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs User Guide
This document is a detailed functional description of the XtremeDSP DSP48A slice for Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs.
2006-12-08 Xilinx unveils Spartan-3A I/O-optimized FPGAs
Xilinx has unveiled the Spartan-3A family of I/O-optimized FPGAs that promise a cost-reduced solution for applications where I/O count and capabilities matter more than logic density.
2008-08-22 Xilinx touts cost-saving features of Spartan-3A FPGAs
Xilinx's Extended Spartan-3A family combines new small form factor device packaging and the low-cost, high functionality of the Spartan-3A, Spartan-3A DSP and Spartan-3AN platforms into a single, high-volume FPGA family.
2008-09-12 Video connectivity using TMDS I/O in Spartan-3A FPGAs
This application note describes a set of reference designs able to transmit and receive DVI or HDMI data streams up to 750Mbit/s using the native TMDS I/O interface featured by Spartan-3A FPGAs.
2008-09-11 Spartan-3A FPGA evaluation kit gets an upgrade
Avnet and Cypress have upgraded the Spartan-3A FPGA evaluation kit.
2008-05-26 Spartan-3A DSP S3D1800A starter platform features and functions
The Spartan-3A DSP S3D1800A Starter Platform highlights the unique features of the Spartan-3E FPGA family and provides a convenient development board for embedded processing applications.
2007-07-26 Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs tout greater power efficiency
Xilinx Inc. has announced the addition of power efficient devices to its XtremeDSP portfolio of solutions for signal processing applications.
2008-05-26 Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Video Starter Kit
This guide provides a brief overview of the Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Video Starter Kit (VSK) and how to run a set of pre-defined demonstration designs.
2008-09-16 Indirect programming of SPI Serial flash PROMs with Spartan-3A FPGAs
This application note describes the hardware setup, file generation flow, and software flow for programming an STMicroelectronics M25Pxx SPI configuration PROM through the JTAG interface of a Spartan-3A FPGA using iMPACT 9.1.01i. The software flows, including PROM
2008-06-09 Implementing DDR2-400 memory interfaces in Spartan-3A FPGAs
High-performance consumer products and their requirement for low-cost, high-bandwidth memory create demand for high-performance DDR2 memory interfaces. Xilinx offers a Memory Interface Generator (MIG) integrated in the CORE Generator software for ultimate design flexibility and ease-of-use.
2008-09-11 Extended Spartan-3A family overview
The Extended Spartan-3A family of FPGAs solves the design challenges in many high volume, cost-sensitive electronic applications.
2008-09-16 Bulletproof configuration guide for Spartan-3A FPGAs
This application note is a condensed version of the best practices for configuration of Platform Flash PROMs and serves as a guide for a basic configuration setup. The focus of this document is on Spartan-3A FPGAs.
2008-09-22 Advanced security schemes for Spartan-3A/3AN/3A DSP FPGAs
This document identifies the top design security threats, explores the advanced security options, and describes how new, low-cost Spartan-3A, Spartan-3AN, and Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs from Xilinx can help protect your products and profits.
2006-12-22 Xilinx announces low-cost I/O optimized FPGAs
Xilinx recently launched Spartan-3A FPGA optimized for IO intensive applications, its latest offering of its Spartan-3 generation.
2007-05-31 FPGA kits streamline DDR2 SDRAM devt
Xilinx Inc. rolls its low cost Spartan-3A FPGA development kit for DDR2 SDRAM interfaces, the Virtex-5 FPGA development platform (ML-561) for multiple high-performance memory interfaces (I/Fs) and the memory interface generator (MIG) software version 1.7.
2009-01-21 Fail-safe MultiBoot reference design
This application note describes a reference design that adds fail-safe mechanisms to the MultiBoot capabilities of the extended Spartan-3A family of FPGAs.
2008-09-05 1:7 Deserialization in Spartan-3E/3A FPGAs at speeds up to 666 Mbps
Spartan-3E and Spartan-3A/3AN/3A DSP devices are used in a wide variety of applications requiring 1:7 deserialization at speeds up to 666Mbit/s. This application note targets Spartan-3E devices in applications that require 4bit or 5bit receive data bus widths and operate at rates up to 666 Mbps per line with a clock at 1/7th the bit rate.
2007-09-26 Xilinx DSP design kit goes at $300
Xilinx Inc. has introduced a low-cost development platform for implementing DSP designs using the Spartan-3A DSP family of low-cost FPGAs.
2008-09-13 Using Suspend Mode in Spartan-3 Generation FPGAs
The Spartan-3A, Spartan-3AN, and Spartan-3A DSP FPGA families offer an advanced static power management feature called Suspend mode, which reduces FPGA power consumption while retaining the FPGA’s configuration data and maintaining the application state. The device can quickly enter and exit Suspend mode as required in an application.
2008-09-12 Spread-spectrum clocking reception for displays
This application note shows that a spread-spectrum clock will drive the LVDS interfaces of Spartan-3E and Extended Spartan-3A family devices with no adverse effects on a system's performance. It describes how to estimate the maximum spread-spectrum clock modulation frequency for the Digital Clock Manager (DCM) and describes a simple test setup to evaluate the effects of the spread-spectrum clock on a typical LVDS communications path. Note: This application note applies to Spartan-3E and Extended Spartan-3A family devices only.
2009-01-26 Sanyo adopts Xilinx FPGAs for surveillance cams
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has adopted Xilinx Inc.'s extended Spartan-3A family of FPGAs for its VCC-WD390 next-generation wide dynamic range surveillance cameras.
2008-09-15 Managing ground bounce in large FPGAs
This application note is for the Virtex-II Pro, Virtex-II, Virtex-E, Spartan-II, Spartan-IIE, Spartan-3, Spartan-3E, Spartan-3A, Spartan-3AN, and Spartan-3A DSP FPGA families.
2007-08-24 Free design tool implements DDR2-400 interface
Xilinx has announced support for a 400Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface (DDR2-400) with its low-cost 90nm Spartan-3A and Spartan-3AN FPGAs.
2009-04-03 Connecting Spansion SPI serial flash to configure Xilinx FPGAs
Spansion's SPI flash can be easily connected to Xilinx FPGAs to configure the FPGA at power-up. The SPI configuration mode is supported for Xilinx VirtexTM-5 and SpartanTM-3E, Spartan-3A, Spartan-3AN and Spartan-3A DSP FPGA families.
2007-02-05 Xilinx upgrades free ISE Webpack design suite
Xilinx has announced the immediate availability of the ISE WebPACK 9.1i release, the latest version of the company's free downloadable programmable logic design suite.
2008-01-30 Xilinx unveils new XtremeDSP development kits
Xilinx has introduced the new XtremeDSP tools package along with the availability of a new XtremeDSP development kit based on the Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform.
2007-03-15 Xilinx touts 'first' 90nm non-volatile FPGA platform
Built on Xilinx's 90nm Spartan-3 Generation low-cost FPGA fabric, the Spartan-3AN FPGA platform is touted to be the industry's most advanced non-volatile FPGA solution.
2007-08-17 Xilinx tool eases FPGA to PCB interface
PlanAhead 9.2 from Xilinx eases managing the interface between the designer's target FPGA and the PCB with the ability to import and export I/O port information through VHDL or Verilog headers.
2008-06-10 Xilinx tips coding solution for LTE wireless systems
Xilinx Inc. has made available a performance-optimized programmable turbo coding solutions for LTE wireless systems.
2007-07-17 Xilinx releases free ISE WebPACK 9.2I
Xilinx has announced immediate availability of Integrated Software Environment (ISE) WebPACK 9.2Ithe latest version of the company's free downloadable programmable logic design suite.
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