Xilinx Virtex-5 SXT Devices in Production

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that all of its digital signal processing (DSP)-optimized Virtex(TM)-5 SXT devices are in production. The Virtex-5 SXT devices are optimized for high performance and can deliver over 350 GMACs of fixed-point performance for many applications including wireless, test and measurement, and defense and up to 82.5 GFLOPS of floating-point DSP performance for applications such as medical imaging. Production-qualified Virtex-5 SXT devices are available today in FF665 27 x 27mm and FF1136 35 x 35mm packages. The SX50T lists for US $299 in 1,000 unit volumes. The Virtex-5 EasyPath(TM) program offers up to 75% cost reduction. The ML506 board featuring the Virtex-5 SX95T device is available now and sells for $1,195.00.

All three devices in the 65-nm Virtex-5 SXT family are production-qualified and supported by the XtremeDSP portfolio of development tools and IP including, System Generator for DSP, Core Generator(TM), Platform Studio, and ISE(TM) Foundation(TM). The Virtex-5 SXT platform consists of three devices, SX35T, SX50T and SX95T, that offer a range in logic density from 35,000 to 95,000 logic cells and 192 to 640 dedicated DSP48E slices. Developers can get started on designs today by purchasing the Virtex-5 SXT FPGA ML506 Evaluation Platform.

Each Virtex-5 SXT device offers integrated system-level capabilities that shrink design cycles and reduce system cost. These features include low-power RocketIO(TM) GTP serial transceivers, and built-in PCI Express(R) Endpoint and tri-mode Ethernet MAC blocks. No other FPGA vendor provides a DSP-optimized FPGA fabric that also includes dedicated PCI Express and tri-mode Ethernet blocks.

The Virtex-5 family is the industry’s first FPGA to use 65nm triple-oxide technology to reduce overall dynamic power consumption up to 35% while maintaining low static power consumption. The enhanced DSP48E block consumes only 1.4mW/100MHz typical at 38% toggle rate, and the RocketIO GTP transceivers consume as little as 100mW typical at 3.2 Gbps, all of which combine to lower the overall system power and cost.

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