5/1/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that it has widened its processor leadership with the availability of the PicoBlaze 8-bit soft processor and increased performance of the MicroBlaze 32-bit soft processor. The MicroBlaze processor now runs at 150 MHz and delivers 100 Dhrystone MIPS (D-MIPS) when implemented in the Virtex-II Pro FPGA. Occupying only 900 logic cells, the MicroBlaze core is the programmable logic industry's fastest and smallest soft 32-bit processor available on the market today. Customers can now leverage a wide-range of high performance Xilinx processor solutions from the very compact 8- and 32-bit soft processors to the 450 D-MIPS PowerPC which are all available via the Virtex-II Pro solution. With 9,480 Xilinx processor users to date, the company is the PLD processor leader for a wide range of high bandwidth applications including high performance programmable systems.
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