Xilinx Ships System Generator For DSP V2.2 Tool

6/27/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of its next generation System Generator for DSP v2.2 tool. The new tool provides system architects and DSP designers with unparalleled productivity for implementing TeraMAC/s DSP applications using Xilinx FPGAs. The tool automatically generates a FPGA implementation from the Xilinx Blockset in Simulink with performance and density levels previously attainable only through hand crafted designs. This allows designers to use familiar tools to take full advantage of Xilinx FPGAs for high performance DSP designs. For complete information about the System Generator for DSP v2.2 tool or the Xilinx XtremeDSP initiative, visit www.xilinx.com/dsp

"The System Generator for DSP tool provides an easy on-ramp for DSP engineers to take advantage of the high performance and flexibility of Xilinx FPGAs," said David Squires, director of the Xilinx DSP Center of Excellence. "As a result of our unprecedented strategic alliance with The MathWorks, the tool provides seamless integration into the MATLAB/Simulink environment allowing Xilinx to target an very wide DSP design audience."

"We developed a strategic alliance with Xilinx because we see the Virtex-II FPGA series as the clear leader in the high-performance FPGA-based DSP market," said Ken Karnofsky, director of DSP and Communications Marketing for The MathWorks. "System Generator for DSP has been instrumental in ramping up adoption of Simulink within the FPGA design community."

System Generator for DSP v2.2 Tool
The System Generator for DSP v2.2 tool now supports all Xilinx FPGA families including Virtex-II Pro, Virtex-II and Spartan-IIE. Within the Virtex-II Pro device, the tool allows system architects and DSP designers to support DSP features including SRL16E shift-register logic, 18 x 18 embedded multipliers, and duel port block RAM. Design time is also significantly reduced because the tool automatically generates a test bench to verify design functionality, a constraint file for timing, command files for FPGA synthesis, HDL simulation, and implementation tools. The tool also supports multi-rate DSP applications, which represent the majority of FPGA-based DSP implementations.

The System Generator for DSP v2.2 tool is part of a proven design flow for implementing high performance DSP designs on Xilinx FPGAs. The tool is tightly integrated with Xilinx's industry leading ISE 4.2i software suite, including Project Navigator and Synthesis Tool. Other supported synthesis tools include Mentor Graphics® LeonardoSpectrum® and Synplicity's® Synplify Pro®. Designers can also leverage Xilinx's extensive library of DSP algorithms for accelerating designs and product time-to-market.

License, Price and Availability
System Generator for DSP v2.2 is available now and through July at a promotional price of $1995. The promotion includes the tool and Xilinx DSP Design Flow Class - a three-day class providing instruction on how to design, simulate, implement, optimize and verify DSP designs using Xilinx FPGAs. To purchase the tool, visit www.xilinx.com/systemgenerator_dsp

About Xilinx
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com

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