Xilinx Introduces New Technology at Embedded Systems Conference

4/24/2003 - At the Embedded Systems Conference this week, Xilinx announced the release of new advanced features for its industry-leading MicroBlaze 32-bit soft processor core including Hardware Divide, LocalLink, Instruction and Data caches, and a Barrel Shifter. Delivering 68 Dhrystone-MIPS at 85 MHz in the new Spartan-3 FPGA, MicroBlaze provides customers with a high-performance, low-cost processor solution with the effective price of $1.40.

In related news, Xilinx also announced its Embedded Development Kit (EDK) version 3.2 for designing SoC using Xilinx FPGAs. EDK version 3.2 innovates the programmable system domain by integrating embedded hard and soft-core processors, customizable IP, and FPGA logic into a single programmable platform. With the new version, designers can now efficiently implement embedded systems using Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs featuring hard embedded IBM PowerPC cores and Multi-Gigabit Transceivers and/or a soft processor system using MicroBlaze in Spartan-3 FPGAs.

Xilinx Named Best of Show Award Finalist
Selected from 30 entries, Xilinx has been named a Best of Show Award finalist for embedded technology in an end-user application. Xilinx was selected as a finalist for its low cost programmable Spartan Series chips embedded in the groundbreaking Gibson MaGIC Digital Guitar - the industry's first electric guitar to deliver true digital sound. The Xilinx enabled guitar will be on display in Xilinx booth #1813 April 23 - 26, 2003. The Best of Show winner will be announced at booth #238 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.

Xilinx Workshop
In this one and a half hour workshop, attendees will implement a SoC targeting Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs featuring an embedded IBM PowerPCTM core and Multi-Gigabit Transceivers using the Xilinx ISE Platform Studio design environment. For additional workshop information, visit http://www.xilinx.com/events/tradeshows/esc_sf03/workshop.htm

Xilinx In-booth Demonstrations
The following demonstrations will be showing in Xilinx booth #1813:

For additional show information visit http://www.xilinx.com/events/tradeshows/esc_sf03

About Xilinx
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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