Xilinx Debuts Programmable 200 MHz QDR II SRAM Memory Tool Kit

5/26/2004 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced the immediate availability of the industry's first programmable 200 MHz QDR II SRAM Memory Tool Kit. Leveraging the high-performance Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGA, 200 MHz performance can be easily achieved using mid-speed grade devices, providing substantial development time savings while increasing reliability and reducing time-to-market. The Memory Tool Kit provides a comprehensive resource for system designers interfacing to QDR II SRAM devices and is fully hardware characterized with 200 MHz devices from Samsung.

"A broad range of our mutual customers are using Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs to interface to our memory devices. By providing a pre-engineered and fully hardware verified turn-key solution on mid-speed grade Virtex-II Pro devices, Xilinx is helping customers achieve further cost savings while substantially reducing time-to-market and design risk" said Tom Quinn, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "The Xilinx memory tool kit will enable system architects and designers to quickly and easily implement a robust and reliable QDR II SRAM memory interface resulting in competitive end products."

Fully characterized across process, voltage and temperature on a hardware platform, the QDR II Memory Tool Kit includes a reference design using innovative patented design techniques providing high design margins to maximize QDR II SRAM system design performance. The reference design, available in Verilog and free of charge from the Xilinx website, uses a modular approach to provide distinct physical layer and controller blocks, enabling easy migration to other QDR II/DDR II family devices. The modular design supports any device/package combination, and can be implemented in any Virtex-II Pro device, providing additional flexibility for system designers looking to simplify PCB designs.

The free reference design leverages advanced Virtex-II Pro system features such as digital clock managers (DCMs), abundant low skew local clock resources, flexible SelectIOTM-Ultra I/O technology (supporting HSTL I/Os required for QDR II SRAM memory interfaces), programmable DDR I/O banks, and XCITETM digitally controlled impedance - ideally suited for the clock and data synchronization tasks required - to interface to the newest generations of memory technologies.

About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs
Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs offer the ideal connectivity solutions, providing the high-speed programmable fabric and system-level building blocks needed to successfully interface to the latest generation of advanced memory devices. The Virtex-II Pro device is the world's first and only FPGA to offer integrated IBM PowerPC embedded technology and multi-gigabit transceivers at no additional charge. With over 10,000 worldwide customer engagements, Virtex-II Pro FPGAs are experiencing rapid adoption in a wide-range of applications.

About Xilinx Memory Corner
Memory Corner is a dedicated web portal for Xilinx and its partners to contribute and post new memory solutions. The website provides free, pre-engineered memory interface reference designs for a wide range of memory types interfacing to Xilinx FPGAs and a complete overview of various memory interface solutions in the form of application notes and tutorials to help simplify the memory selection process. Memory interface solutions including DDR SDRAM, RLDRAM, and FCRAM memory interfaces are also available. For more information on Xilinx memory solutions, visit Memory Corner at www.xilinx.com/memory.

Pricing and Availability
Xilinx QDR II SRAM Memory Tool Kit provides a one-stop shop for customers interested in implementing QDR II SRAM interface designs, including comprehensive design resources such as reference designs, hardware platforms, schematics and gerber files. Also available to support Virtex-II Series Platform FPGAs, the QDR II SRAM Memory Tool Kit contains a reference design board supporting Xilinx 2VP20-6 devices and Samsung K7R323684M -FC20 QDR II SRAM devices. The kit is available from Xilinx for USD $2,900.

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

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