Xilinx Enables 300 MSPS Programmable DSP Systems With New Virtex-II Pro FPGAs

6/27/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced it has extended its XtremeDSP initiative with the recently expanded Virtex-II ProTM FPGA family. Using the new Virtex-II Pro devices, Xilinx customers can now achieve DSP performance levels equal to 1 trillion MACs per second, enabling 300 Mega Samples Per Second (MSPS) programmable DSP systems. This significant increase in DSP performance level is achieved through leveraging the increased number of embedded multipliers and logic cells in the Virtex-II Pro devices. Combined with the new System Generator for DSP v2.2 tool also announced today, system architects and DSP designers can now meet the increasing performance and flexibility requirements of wireless, video and imaging applications. For complete information about Xilinx XtremeDSP solutions, visit www.xilinx.com/dsp

"By leveraging the Virtex-II Pro FPGA, DSP designers can now reach performance levels previously attainable using only ASICs," said professor fred harris of San Diego State University, a leading DSP expert. "Virtex-II Pro FPGAs can now directly filter multiple parallel data paths at 300 MHz sample rates, enabling polyphase channelizers to process data from the highest speed A/D converters. For example, a customer recently implemented and verified my polyphase FPGA filter design interfacing to an 8-bit A/D that samples at 1.0 GHz. The Virtex-II Pro devices are ideal for demanding DSP tasks such as digital down conversion for wireless applications and real time video, imaging, and 3D graphics processing."

"The increase in FPGA performance, capacity, and DSP capability is exciting in its own right," said Will Strauss of Forward Concepts. "The addition of the PowerPC processors and 3.125 gigabit serial I/Os in the Virtex-II Pro devices elevates FPGAs to a systems solution where the principal competition are ASICs. As such, Virtex-II Pro FPGAs are a significant programmable solution for high-performance DSP system applications."

The Virtex-II Pro family, shipping since February of this year, includes the world's highest capacity, performance, and capability of any programmable logic device. The largest device in the family features more than 125,000 logic cells, over ten megabits of RAM, 556 XtremeDSP multiply units, four PowerPC RISC CPUs, and 24 multi-gigabit serial transceivers.

The Xilinx XtremeDSP initiative continues to provide system architects and DSP designers with the industry's most comprehensive solution for high-performance DSP targeting FPGAs. The total solution includes Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, the System Generator for DSP tool, ISE implementation software, over fifty hardware development platforms, and an extensive library of DSP algorithms, training classes, design services, and Field Applications Specialists. For more information on the Xilinx XtremeDSP initiative, please visit www.xilinx.com/dsp

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Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com

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