Xilinx is opening their platform and supporting FPGA industry standards. As part of their effort, Xilinx is making it easier for FPGA users to quickly find the right Xilinx Alliance Program partner for their specific design and development needs. Xilinx Alliance Program Members offers flexibility and cost of ownership benefits, while lowering design risks, over ASSP and ASIC solutions. The companies span many markets — such as IP, design and integration services, embedded software, design tools, development and evaluation boards, and complimentary silicon device technology.
Xilinx introduced ISE Design Suite 12.3. ISE Design Suite 12.3 supports Intellectual Property (IP) cores that meet the AMBA 4 AXI4 specification for interconnecting functional blocks in System-on-Chip (SoC) design. The latest version of ISE Design Suite features productivity enhancements to the PlanAhead Design and Analysis cockpit, and Intelligent Clock Gating support for reducing dynamic power consumption in Spartan-6 FPGA designs. ISE Design Suite 12.3 is available now for all ISE Editions. List prices starting at US$2,995 for the Logic Edition. Engineers can download full-featured 30-day evaluation versions for free.