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What is Spartan-3E?
The Spartan-3E is seventh family in the low-cost Spartan Series from Xilinx Inc. Manufactured with advanced 90nm process technology, the series delivers up to 1.6 million system gates, up to 376 I/Os, and a versatile platform FPGA architecture for gate-centric designs. (Souce: Xilinx)
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2005-03-07 Mentor Graphics support Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Xilinx announced the tight integration of Mentor Graphics Precision synthesis tool into the latest version of the Integrated Software Environment (ISE 7.1i) from Xilinx.
2007-03-12 Four- and six-layer, high-speed PCB design for the Spartan-3E FT256 BGA package
This application note addresses low-cost, four- to six-layer, high-volume PCB layout for a Spartan-3E FPGA in the FT256 1mm BGA package. The impact of highspeed signals and signal integrity (SI) considerations for low layer count PCB layouts is also reviewed. This application note is intended for design engineers, managers and PCB layout staff, who are already familiar with SI related design issues. It focuses on the Spartan-3E device in the FT256 package, but the information applies to the equivalent FG256 package, and the general guidelines can be used to optimize board layout for other devices and packages.
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.
2007-03-12 1:7 Deserialization in Spartan-3E FPGAs at speeds up to 666Mbps
Spartan-3E devices are used in a wide variety of applications requiring 1:7 deserialization at speeds up to 666Mbps. This application note targets Spartan-3E devices in applications that require 4-bit or 5-bit receive data bus widths and operate at rates up to 666 Mbps per line with a clock at 1/7th the bit rate. This type of interface is commonly used in flat panel displays and automotive applications.
2006-11-02 Xilinx unveils new MicroBlaze embedded kit
Xilinx has released the MicroBlaze Development Kit: Spartan-3E 1600E Edition, a comprehensive design environment with everything embedded developers need to create processing-based systems.
2005-03-17 Xilinx mixes low price, high programmability
In the perfect world of a design engineer, price is of no consideration. As long as the part is the fastest, consumes the lowest possible power and is the most flexible, price means nothing. But in the "real" design world, if the product is not within the design team's budget, then its not even worth considering.
2005-11-03 Xilinx FPGAs enable advanced telematics platforms
Xilinx Inc. includes Spartan-3e family and Virtex-4 platform FPGA devices in the its XA product family of PLDs.
2006-11-27 Xilinx FPGA powers JVC'S HDV camera-recorder
Xilinx recently announced that JVC has adopted Xilinx low-cost Spartan-3E FPGAs for their latest handheld high definition video GY-HD 250 series camera-recorder.
2005-05-24 Xilinx adds new cores to DSP IP library
Xilinx released last week (May 19) its latest digital signal processing (DSP) intellectual property (IP) library based on its Virtex-4 and Spartan-3E FPGAs.
2007-02-05 Using and creating flash files for the MicroBlaze development kit
This application note describes the files for programming the StrataFlash memory for the MicroBlaze Development KitSpartan-3E 1600E Edition. The development kit includes two reference systems, a Web server reference system and a ?Clinux reference system.
2005-06-02 New floating-point and DVB-S2 cores strengthen DSP IP library
Xilinx updated its digital signal processing IP library for its Virtex-4 and Spartan-3E FPGA families to include a suite of floating-point operators and a DVB satellite FEC encoder core
2007-02-05 Configuring Xilinx FPGAs with SPI serial flash
This application note discusses the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) configuration mode introduced in the Virtex-5 and Spartan-3E FPGA families. The required connections to configure the FPGA from a SPI serial flash device are discussed and the configuration flow for the SPI mode is shown.
2010-12-07 Configure FPGAs using SPI serial flash
Read about the serial peripheral interface (SPI) configuration mode introduced in the Virtex-5 and Spartan-3E FPGA families.
2006-05-01 Board grants autonomy to robots
Analog Devices has teamed with robotics expert Fred Martin to create a single-board solution for autonomous robots.
2006-06-30 Xilinx recalls Spartan-3 FPGAs
Xilinx announced a recall of Spartan-3, Spartan-3E and Spartan-3L FPGAs made between September 205 and late April 2006.
2006-01-09 Xilinx bares ExpressCard app
Xilinx demonstrated the industry's programmable ExpressCard application, comprised of the Philips PX1011A PCI Express PHY and PDD 2016 DVB-T module, a Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA and an optimized Xilinx PCI Express LogiCORE IP core.
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.
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.
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.
2008-01-14 FPGA-based kit designs smart car subsystems
At last week's CES, Xilinx Inc. has announced immediate availability of the XA ECU Development Kit, based on its low-cost family of automotive-qualified Xilinx XA Spartan-3E FPGAs.
2006-11-10 Xilinx upgrades XtremeDSP to support Virtex-5 LX, LXT
Xilinx Inc. has announced the immediate availability of version 8.2 of its XtremeDSP development tools, which feature optimized DSP support for Xilinx Virtex-5 LX and LXT
2007-11-16 Xilinx unveils next-gen embedded processing platform
Xilinx has announced its next-generation Embedded Processing Solutions, promising design teams with enhanced system level performance, expanded flexibility and increased design environment productivity covering a broad range of applications.
2006-08-24 Xilinx unveils new version of embedded design tool suite
Xilinx recently announced the immediate availability of version 8.2i of the Xilinx Platform Studio tool suite for embedded processing design.
2006-07-26 Xilinx unveils free ISE WebPACK 8.2i design suite
Xilinx has announced the immediate availability of the ISE WebPACK 8.2ithe latest version of the company's free downloadable programmable logic design suite.
2006-01-12 Xilinx tool supports embedded, DSP, real-time debug design flows
Xilinx announced the availability of the ISE WebPACK 8.1i programmable logic design tool, which includes all the features of ISE Foundation with full support for embedded, DSP and real-time debug design flows.
2008-05-27 Xilinx infuses connectivity to Intel in-vehicle infotainment design
Xilinx Inc. has announced the availability of an integrated Xilinx Automotive (XA) FPGA and IP solution that is included in the low-power Intel in-vehicle infotainment reference design targeting automotive head units.
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.
2005-05-10 Two new design tools from Xilinx
Xilinx announced the immediate availability of its System Generator for DSP v7.1 development software and XtremeDSP Virtex-4 SX35 development kit for digital communication system design.
2005-06-16 Spartan growing stronger in digital consumer
Driven by the 'Makimoto Wave,' Xilinx is actively pursuing the consumer space with its Spartan FPGAs.
2006-09-21 Quad-output PMUs ease design and save space
National said the level of integration of its two new power management units simplifies system design and increases space efficiency in mid-range, quad-output applications.
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