Xilinx Demonstrates World's First PCI Express Product at Fall 2002 Intel Developer Forum

9/12/2002 - Xilinx announced it's demonstrating the world's first PCI Express product at the Fall 2002 Intel Developer Forum's Technology Showcase being held at the San Jose Convention Center, Station #P29, from September 9th -12th. Developed in collaboration with Intel and Agilent, the demonstration uses Xilinx's recently announced RealPCI Express intellectual property core to transport streaming video between two personal computers. The demonstration illustrates the immediate viability of PCI Express technology to enable the rapid deployment of PCI Express-based systems.

"Xilinx is pleased to be collaborating with industry leaders Intel and Agilent to accelerate the industry-wide transition from PCI to PCI Express," said Per Holmberg, director of marketing for Programmable Systems at Xilinx. "By using the programmability and serial transceiver capability of the Virtex-II Pro device, Xilinx was able to develop our core and this demonstration in parallel with our participation in the definition of the specification underscoring the capability and benefits of programmable systems."

About the Demonstration
The demonstration shows the promise of PCI Express technology, which is intended to maximize the performance and feature quality for high-performance workstations and consumer gaming devices. The demonstration is protocol and electrically compatible to the v1.0 base PCI Express specification as outlined by the PCI-SIG and uses the proven Rocket I/OTM 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers of Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA - the only device available on the market capable of implementing the PCI Express specification. Conference attendees can view the video on monitors attached to two PCs connected by standard InfiniBandTM cables and connectors.

About This Week's IDF (developer.intel.com)
The Intel Developer Forum is the technology industry's premier event for hardware and software developers. Held worldwide throughout the year, IDF brings together key industry players to discuss cutting-edge technology and products for PCs, servers, communications equipment, and handheld clients.

The Ultimate Connectivity Platform
Today's news underscores the company's commitment to provide customers with the ultimate connectivity platform and interface solutions for today and tomorrow's networking and communication designs. As part of the Xilinx Platform FPGA SystemIO solution, the company continues to deliver a wide-range of leading parallel and serial connectivity solutions.

About Xilinx (www.xilinx.com)
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.

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