Xilinx Releases Two Additional Virtex-4 FPGA Devices

11/2/2004 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced the immediate availability of two more Virtex-4 devices from the world's first multi-platform FPGA family. The Virtex-4 LX60 is the second device from the logic-optimized LX platform, and the SX35 is the first device from the DSP-optimized SX platform. The announcement represents the company's commitment to bringing product to market on schedule and satisfying customer demand. Together with the Virtex-4 LX25, shipping since June of this year, three devices of this revolutionary family of FPGAs are now available.

The Virtex-4 LX60 device provides 59,904 logic cells and 2,880 Kb of Block RAM making it the world’s highest density logic device at the advanced 90nm-process node. This logic density is complemented by the device’s unique combination of industry-leading performance and power consumption levels as little as half that of competing devices.

The Virtex-4 SX35 device includes 192 XtremeDSP slices each delivering 18x18 bit multiply and 48-bit accumulate (MAC) operations with up to 500 MHz performance. Because Virtex-4 SX devices feature a high DSP slice-to-logic ratio, designers can achieve up to 10x better DSP performance/price ratio over any FPGA currently in production, making Virtex-4 SX the ideal co-processor for programmable DSPs in real-time signal processing systems.

In addition to providing high DSP performance, the Virtex-4 SX XtremeDSP slices employ a unique “micropower” architecture which reduces power consumption to a mere 23µW/MHz (typical) per slice. For example, 50 GMACC/s for less than 1.2 watts of power, making it the lowest power FPGA for signal processing applications in the industry.

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.

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

* 25,000 units 2005

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