San Jose, CA--January 20, 1997--Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced it has begun volume shipments of a new family of aggressively priced complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) combining Flash technology and an advanced architecture with in-system programming capability.
The first four devices in the new Xilinx XC9500 family--the XC9536, XC9572, XC95108, and XC95216 devices--offer densities ranging from 36 to 216 macrocells and come in a variety of packages. The XC9500 family features an architecture optimized for pin locking. Pin locking is a necessity for digital designers who want to take advantage of the XC9500 family's in-system programming (ISP) capability that enables remote equipment upgrades, easier prototyping, and simpler manufacturing.
The first XC9500 production parts are currently being produced using a 0.6m process, but the company plans to quickly move to 0.35m, and later 0.25m, processes to further reduce die sizes and improve costs. The Xilinx XC9500 ISP CPLDs are priced below competing products. The 100-unit price for the XC95108-10 PQ100C is $28.35.
Pricing for the XC9500 family begins at $15.35 for the XC95108 device in 100-unit quantities of the PC84 package. Prices for 100-unit XC9536 devices starts at $3.65; pricing by the beginning of 1998 for the same device will be $1.40 in high-volume quantities.
2100 Logic Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124
Fax: (408) 559-7114
Return to Headlines