Xilinx Rolls Out Easy-to-use Spartan-3 FPGA Starter Kit for $99

6/30/2004 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced the immediate availability of its Spartan-3 Starter Kit, an easy-to-use, low cost development system that provides instant access to the complete platform capabilities of the Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA family. The $99 kit provides all the elements needed to develop, debug and complete a design, including software, JTAG programming cables and training material. It provides designers with an industry-leading FPGA-based solution for bringing to market a broad range of consumer electronics, industrial, data processing and communication applications.

"The Spartan-3 Starter Kit offers an excellent introduction to the redefined programmable logic landscape pioneered by the Spartan-3 Platform FPGA family," said Kapil Shankar, senior director of marketing at Xilinx. "We're committed to making it as easy as possible for engineers to quickly harness the flexibility of FPGAs and accelerate the transition from ASICs for their low cost, high volume system applications."

Spartan-3 Starter Kit
The Starter Kit is a complete development environment based on the Xilinx XC3S200, a 200,000-gate Spartan-3 Platform FPGA, and includes the following design resources:

About Xilinx Spartan-3 Platform FPGAs
Ranging from 50,000 to 5 million system gates, the 90nm Spartan-3 platform is the world's lowest-cost FPGA with unrivaled price points to address customer demand for low-cost solutions. Spartan-3 FPGAs offer more density and features in its class to allow customers to reduce overall system costs through integration. Spartan-3 FPGAs offer a combination of highest embedded block and distributed RAM and up to 784 I/Os. For complete information about Spartan-3 FPGAs, visit http://www.xilinx.com/spartan3.

Pricing and Availability
Priced at just $99 USD, the Spartan-3 Starter Kit is immediately available through authorized Xilinx distributors or direct from the Xilinx online store. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com/s3boards.

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

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