Xilinx released version 11.3 of the ISE Design Suite software. ISE Design Suite 11.3 features design support for Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs. ISE Design Suite 11.3 gives designers access to a portfolio of connectivity-domain FPGAs spanning the complete spectrum of mainstream, high-end, and ultra high-end serial design applications. The ISE Design Suite 11.3 is available now with full design support for all Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs. List price startis at $2,995 (US) for the Logic Edition. Engineers can download full-featured 30-day evaluation versions at no charge.
Serial system development targeting Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs can begin immediately with ISE Design Suite 11.3. The development environment reflects the way logic designers and signal integrity experts work, while providing access to the flexibility and advanced capabilities required to implement both well-established protocols as well as advanced cutting-edge protocols as they emerge. Intellectual property cores from Xilinx Alliance members Sarance and Avalon are available for Virtex-6 HXT devices to accelerate design of 100G solutions.
Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs deliver serial interface technology to designers of ultra-high bandwidth systems with line rates in excess of 11 Gigabits per second (Gbps). In addition to design support for Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs, the ISE Design Suite 11.3 version expands protocol support for Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 LXT FPGAs and Virtex-6 SXT FPGAs.
XGEMAC, XAUI and RXAUI, Tri-mode Ethernet MAC, Ethernet AVB, SPI4.2 and SPI-3 link are just some of the nearly forty protocols supported by Xilinx serial technology. Designers now have their choice of connectivity-optimized devices with embedded low-power transceiver options for meeting SoC (system-on-a-chip) power, reliability, and protocol requirements for a broad range of markets and applications.
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