Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX ) released version 9.2i of its Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) WebPACK(TM) free downloadable programmable logic design suite. Version 9.2i includes all the features and enhancements of Xilinx ISE Foundation(TM) 9.2i software with full support for optional embedded, digital signal processing (DSP) and real-time debug design flows. ISE WebPACK 9.2i software expands development options for FPGA designers with support for Microsoft Windows Vista. ISE WebPACK 9.2i is the only complete FPGA design suite offering a free, downloadable solution, with RTL simulation, for Microsoft Windows Vista as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Linux.
The 9.2i release includes enhanced support for the company’s leading 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 FPGAs with the addition of three new devices; the Virtex-5 LX30T, LX50, and LX50T. The latest release also includes support for the company’s latest high volume Spartan-3 generation FPGAs including the DSP optimized Spartan-3A DSP platform FPGA. In total, ISE WebPACK 9.2i provides support for ten additional Xilinx FPGAs.
ISE 9.2i software is powered by Xilinx(R) SmartCompile(TM) technology, which cuts implementation runtimes by up to 6X while maintaining exact design preservation of unchanged logic. ISE SmartCompile Technology allows a wide range of designers to meet performance goals with greater certainty and reach design closure in less time.