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Xilinx rolls out 'largest' 65nm FPGA

Posted: 08 Jan 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA  Virtex-5  65nm  Xilinx  UMC 

Xilinx Inc. claimed it rolled out the industry's largest FPGA. Developed using an advanced power-saving 65nm process technology, the company's Virtex-5 LX330 FPGA delivers 65 per cent more logic than the largest 90nm FPGAs.

Xilinx fab partners UMC and Toshiba have ramped production on their 65nm processes quickly and with excellent yields, allowing Xilinx to deliver the complete 65nm Virtex-5 LX platform on time and over one year ahead of its competition. The company also announced the shipment of the LX220, which completes the rollout of the Virtex-5 LX family.

Xilinx said its Virtex-5 LX devices feature an advanced architecture enabling up to 30 per cent higher design performance with the industry's lowest power consumption for high-performance FPGAs at equivalent logic density levels. The LX platform consists of six devices offering up to 330,000 logic cells, 1200 user I/Os, 10Mbits of 36Kbit block RAM, and 3.4Mbits of distributed RAM, plus an abundance of hardened intellectual property (IP) blocks.

"Shipping the world's largest FPGA demonstrates our ability to smoothly translate leading-edge technology into a real product that delivers unprecedented levels of capability for our customers," said Steve Douglass, VP of development engineering of the advanced products division at Xilinx.

Virtex-5 LX330 engineering samples are shipping today. At customer production timeframes in 2008, the LX330 device will list for Rs.1.09 lakh ($2,395) in 1,000-piece quantities. All other members of the Virtex-5 LX platform are shipping as well, including the LX30, LX50, LX85, LX110 and LX220.

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