Xilinx today announced double digit growth in CPLD revenues. The growth was driven by strong growth in portable consumer applications such as PDAs, cell phones, and MP3 players. Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLDs grew 30% quarter-to-quarter. Xilinx annual CPLD sales have grown more than 85% over the past five calendar years, compared with overall market growth of just 17% (CY06 versus CY02). CPLD now represents 10% of the overall company revenue
Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLDs offer the lowest power consumption, highest I/O count per macrocell, and smallest packaging in the industry and are cost optimized to address the pricing pressure of products designed for a broad spectrum of applications. Available in densities ranging from 32 to 512 macrocells, the CoolRunner-II family achieves performance of up to 323 MHz and pin-to-pin delays as fast as 3.0ns while providing a standby power of less than 33 microwatts (<33uW), an industry first.