Press Release  



Los Altos, Calif., (September 13, 1999) -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced the addition of its QML-certified Virtex line of FPGAs to the company's QPRO family of products for the aerospace and defense market.

The Virtex line of high performance FPGAs is the first family of programmable logic devices to offer up to one million system gates. Virtex QPRO products provide an off-the-shelf system-level ASIC solution for aerospace and defense customers, without the non-recurring engineering costs, long prototype cycles and minimum volumes required for custom ASICs.

Also available from Eureka Technology of Los Altos, California, are several PowerPC peripheral cores for the QPRO Virtex devices. The cores include a PowerPC bus master and slave, PCI host bridge, bus arbiter, SDRAM controller, DMA controller and UART. The cores are silicon proven and are available now.

"Many aerospace and defense systems require a military version of the PowerPC," said Simon Lau, president of Eureka Technology. "It has become exceedingly difficult to obtain the required peripherals for these designs, so we have developed core solutions that work in conjunction with the Xilinx QPRO Virtex devices. This provides designers with the capability to integrate the complete system core logic functions into a single Virtex chip. The use of IP cores allows designers to tailor the system functions to their specific requirements."


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