Xilinx Rolls Out Virtex-4 ML401 Evaluation Platform for $495

10/27/2004 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of its ML401 Evaluation Platform, a full-featured, low-cost hardware development system that provides instant access to the high-performance capabilities of the Xilinx Virtex-4 multi-platform FPGA family– the world’s first domain-optimized FPGAs. The evaluation platform features a 25,000 logic cell Virtex-4 LX25, 100 MHz oscillator, DDR SDRAM, ZBT SRAM, LCD display, System ACE configuration technology, and a wide range of connectors and interfaces. Priced at just $495, the ML401 provides an ideal platform for designers developing systems for embedded processing, video, industrial or communication applications.

“The ML401 Evaluation Platform offers an excellent introduction to the benefits of the Virtex-4 LX Platform FPGA family,” said Ed McGettigan, director of Systems Engineering at Xilinx. “We designed this low cost platform based on customer feedback to accelerate design in a broad array of applications.”

Virtex-4 ML401 Evaluation Platform Features and Capabilities
The ML401 Evaluation Platform is a development system based on the Xilinx Virtex-4 LX Platform FPGA, and includes the following features:

About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs
Enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options than any other FPGA family available today. With more than 100 technical innovations, the Virtex-4 family consists of 17 devices and three domain-optimized platforms: Virtex-4 LX FPGAs for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs for high-performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs for high-speed serial connectivity and embedded processing. A multi-platform approach makes it possible for customers to select the optimal mix of resources for their application to achieve the highest functionality and performance at the lowest cost.

Pricing and Availability
The ML401 Evaluation Platform is immediately available from Xilinx for USD $495. For more information on the Virtex-4 family, visit www.xilinx.com/virtex-4.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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