Xilinx unveils 65nm Virtex-5 family

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MUMBAI: Xilinx

. has unveiled its new Virtex-5 family of domain-optimized field

programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), built upon 65-nanometer (nm) triple-oxide

technology, ExpressFabric technology and ASMBL architecture.


In a related announcement, Xilinx announced initial shipments of the Virtex-5

LX Platform with future platforms to roll out over the next 18 months.

The Virtex-5 family represents the fifth generation in the Virtex product

line for Xilinx.

“By exploiting 65-nm triple-oxide process along with the unique advantages

of our ASMBL architecture and revolutionary new ExpressFabric technology, the

Virtex design team has delivered the highest level of performance, density,

feature integration of any FPGA on the market today,” said Wim Roelandts,

Xilinx chairman, president and CEO.


“Increasingly at the heart of the system, our platform FPGAs are deployed

in a myriad of applications ranging from networking and telecom infrastructure

to wireless base stations and multimedia/video/audio applications. We're

confident that the trend toward broad adoption of FPGAs in advanced system-level

applications over traditional custom ICs will accelerate with delivery of our

new Virtex-5 family,” he added.

Based on the successful ASMBL (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture,

the Virtex-5 family includes four domain-optimized platforms for high-speed

logic, digital signal processing (DSP), embedded processing and serial

connectivity applications.

Through the ASMBL architectural approach, Xilinx offers a greater selection

of devices, enabling customers to select the right mix of features and

capabilities for their specific design. As with the Virtex-4 family, customers

can choose from a variety of Virtex-5 device options within each platform for

the optimal mix of features to match end product requirements.

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