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Eureka Technology ports IP cores to new Xilinx Spartan-3 platform to meet demand for high volume designs

LOS ALTOS, Calif., April 15, 2003 -- Eureka Technology, a Xilinx AllianceCORE partner and a founding member of the Common License Consortium, today announced it is supporting customers seeking IP cores for use in the new Spartan-3 platform FPGAs from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX). Eureka Technology offers CPU interface and peripheral interface IP used in System-on-Chip (SoC) designs for embedded applications. These IP cores reduce time-to-market, eliminate design risks, and reduce development costs.

“Many of our customers have wrestled with the decision between ASIC and FPGA implementations for their designs,” said Simon Lau, Eureka Technology president. “The Spartan-3 platform seriously tips the scale towards the FPGA side with the first-ever combination of high-density, low price and programmability, all in one package. The decision just got easier for many of our customers.”

“Eureka Technology is a successful partner and strong contributor to our program,” said Babak Hedayati, senior director of Product Solutions Marketing at Xilinx. “Their unique portfolio of IP products that support embedded processor design will be in high demand on the new Spartan-3 platform. We are excited that they have chosen to be a significant early adopter of this new family of FPGAs.”

Customers can contact Eureka Technology immediately for Spartan-3 based IP. As a member of the Common License Consortium, Eureka supports the SignOnce IP License, the industry’s first multi-vendor common license agreement for FPGA-based IP ( Contact Eureka Technology directly for more information, or visit their website at

Spartan-3 Platform FPGAs

Ranging from 50K to 5M system gates, the 90nm Spartan-3 platform is the world’s lowest cost FPGA with unrivaled price points to address customer demand for low cost solutions. With Spartan-3, Xilinx is poised to address entirely new high volume applications in the “sweet spot” of mid-range ASICs - such as low cost routers, storage servers, medical and industrial imaging, and residential gateways - to significantly expand the total available market for the Spartan Series. For complete information about Spartan-3 FPGAs, visit

About Eureka Technology

Eureka Technology is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider for FPGA and ASIC designers. The company offers a wide range of silicon-proved system core logic functions and peripheral functions to support different CPU and bus standards including PowerPC, ARM™, MIPS™, ARC™ and SH2/3/4™, PCI™, Cardbus™, DDR SDRAM, CompactFlash™ and PCMCIA™. These IP cores are designed to improve the design time-to-market delay, eliminate design risks, and reduce development costs for SoC designs. Founded in 1993, the company has a strong customer base in the United States, Japan and Europe. For more information about the company, visit or send email to

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