1/10/2003 - At the Consumer Electronics Show, Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced that Digital Innovations, maker of the highly successful SkipDoctor line of disc repair devices, utilized Xilinx® CoolRunner®-II CPLDs in its NeurosTM MP3 Digital Audio Computer, unveiled in booth #N243. Designed to be highly interactive, the revolutionary Neuros combines a compact design with new levels of digital music personalization and compatibility, allowing playback through any FM radio. Digital Innovations selected Xilinx programmable chips for its newest MP3 based on its low power and design flexibility advantages. Digital Innovations is among a growing number of consumer product manufacturers using Xilinx FPGAs and CPLDs to gain a competitive advantage. CoolRunner-II RealDigital CPLDs provide the time-to-market advantages of a programmable device without the typical price premium normally associated with low power devices.
"Xilinx combines easy to use design tools, superior silicon, and excellent customer support to create the ideal design environment," said Timothy Johnson, electrical engineering manager at Digital Innovations.
"Xilinx is fast becoming the supplier of choice for consumer product manufacturers. Time-to- market in this industry is paramount and we provide a flexible, cost effective alternative to ASICs," said Sandeep Vij, vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Xilinx.
Unveiled today, Neuros addresses the unmet demands of consumers for a flexible, portable, yet powerful interactive digital device. Neuros introduces several unique patent pending features including MyFiTM, a digital tuning technology enabling wireless high fidelity playback through any FM radio; HiSiTM, an automatic song identification system that records an audio sample from music heard on the radio or at a live event and converts it to a digital fingerprint for identification and access on the Internet; and NeuroSync, an advanced open synchronization system that automates the transfer of music files to and from the Neuros device independent of a PC. Finally, Neuros offers expandability via portable backpack device with up to 20GB in storage.
Pricing and Availability
Neuros offers 128MB of embedded flash (5.8oz) for a suggested retail price of $249.00 and Neuros HD offers a 20GB hard drive back pack (9.4 oz.), capable of storing up to 5,000 songs, for $399.00. Stereo ear-bud style headphones, belt clip, wall power adapter, USB cable, car power adapter, Neuros Synchronization Manager PC software and user's guide are all included. Neuros will be available for purchase directly at www.NeurosAudio.com and at select retail outlets, including CompUSA, nationwide beginning February 10, 2003.
About CoolRunner-II RealDigital CPLDs
CoolRunner-II RealDigital CPLDs provide the time-to-market advantages of a programmable device without the typical price premium normally associated with low power devices. Available in densities ranging from 32 to 512 macrocells, the CoolRunner-II family achieves performance of over 300 MHz and pin-to-pin delays as fast as 3.5ns while providing a standby current of less than 100 microamp (<100uA) - an industry first.
About Digital Innovations
Digital Innovations, established in 1995, is committed to providing breakthrough, easy-to-use products to enhance consumer use and enjoyment of technology. More than two million of the award-winning SkipDoctor line-of CD, DVD, and game disc scratch repair devices have been sold worldwide. For additional information on Digital Innovations and for an interactive demonstration of the Neuros MP3 digital audio computer, please visit www.NeurosAudio.com.
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic and programmable system solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.
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