Xilinx Introduces Breakthrough Virtex-II pro FPGAs To Enable A New Era of Programmable System Design

3/4/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the leader in programmable logic solutions, announced today that it is shipping the Virtex-II ProTM FPGA family: the world's first FPGA to immerse high performance IBM PowerPC processors in the Virtex-IITM fabric with multi-gigabit serial transceivers to solve high-performance architectural challenges. Using its patent-pending IP Immersion technology, Xilinx has integrated these two essential requirements for next-generation systems, RISC processing and high-speed serial technology, in the popular Virtex-II fabric, which includes the advanced Active Interconnect, BlockRAM, and clock management features. This unprecedented level of integration offers systems designers the highest level of performance with the lowest system cost available from any programmable solution. A Q&A document and a technical backgrounder are also available for Virtex-II Pro announcement.

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