Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) introduced their Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Development Kit, which is based on the company’s latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs. Ideal for improving time-to-market of applications with Ethernet in communications, networking, industrial, scientific, medical, storage, computing, and aerospace and defense markets, the kit provides designers with a complete solution including a development board and protocol packs.
The Virtex-5 FPGA Gigabit Ethernet Development Kit enables designers to take advantage of pre-verified connectivity solutions and complete their design with confidence. The Virtex-5 LXT and SXT platform FPGAs include four built-in Tri-mode (10/100/1000 Mbps) Ethernet MACs and provide a fully integrated solution that has passed the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) tests. Including integrated low-power RocketIO GTP transceiver, the Virtex-5 LXT and SXT families can support MAC+PHY in the FPGA with the Ethernet SGMII interface and a myriad of other interfaces. Xilinx also provides a path to 10 Gigabit per second Ethernet using XAUI interface.
The Virtex-5 FPGA Gigabit Ethernet Development Kit is part of the Xilinx solution initiative designed to allow engineers to quickly get designs up and running right out-of-the-box. The Virtex-5 FPGA Gigabit Ethernet Development Kit includes all components engineers need to develop a Virtex-5 FPGA-based Ethernet design including Virtex-5 development board (ML505) with XC5VLX50T device, RJ45 and SFP connectors, quickstart guide, resource CD, reference designs, and links to protocol pack for Ethernet, protocol-specific physical layer characterization reports, IP cores, interoperability data, and technical documentation.
Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT FPGA Development Kit for PCI Express is immediately available for $1,395.