Xilinx Introduces Variable-Input Lookup Table Technical Paper

2/4/2004 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable logic solutions and inventor of the FPGA, announced the immediate availability of a new white paper explaining the benefits of the variable-input lookup table (LUT) architecture, which has been at the heart of Xilinx® FPGAs for several product generations. Consistent architectural evolution has allowed Xilinx, third-party vendors and end-users, to perfect software tools and intellectual property (IP) implementations for the best performance and device utilization. Advantages of the variable-input LUT architecture are clearly demonstrated through the industry-leading performance and density of the Virtex® series. This leadership has resulted in broad market adoption, making Virtex devices the world's most popular FPGAs by a wide margin.

"Xilinx is known for industry-leading FPGAs, and continuous logic cell architectural innovations such as variable-input LUTs are a key factor in keeping us on the forefront of FPGA technology," said Erich Goetting, vice president and general manager of the Advanced Products Division. "This white paper helps explain how customers can best exploit the advanced architectural capabilities of Virtex-II series FPGAs."

The Variable-Input LUT White Paper reviews details of the Virtex-IITM and Virtex-II ProTM configurable logic block (CLB) structures and demonstrates how this architecture provides a high degree of flexibility, efficiently implementing any functions of up to eight variables - and many functions of more variables - in a single level of logic. By collapsing levels of logic relative to competing architectures, the Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro families provide up to a 38 percent performance advantage and the highest density devices in the industry. Visit http://direct.xilinx.com/bvdocs/whitepapers/wp209.pdf.

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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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