Xilinx’s (Nasdaq: XLNX) XtremeDSP(TM) Virtex(TM)-5 SXT FPGAs have passed the latest PCI Express(R) Endpoint v1.1 base specification compliance workshop and are now listed on the PCI-SIG(R) integrator’s list. The Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform, optimized to deliver the industry’s highest DSP performance with 352 GMACs at 550MHz, is the first FPGA to integrate 3.2Gbps low-power serial transceivers with integrated endpoint blocks for PCI Express(R) and tri-mode Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) blocks. The proven solution allows system designers to develop PCI Express based applications with confidence and great ease of use.
PCI-SIG controls specification, maintains the integrator’s list, and conducts regular compliance workshops to enable PCI Express vendors to run tests on their products and ensure interoperability. It sponsors testing sessions worldwide to confirm a given product’s compliance with the latest version of the PCI specification and issues a “pass” or “fail” for each test performed. To pass the Compliance Workshop, the product must score a minimum of 80 percent for interoperability testing, and pass the PCI-SIG-sponsored tests. Three gold tests are conducted for electrical, configuration, and protocol compliance.