Santa Clara, Calif.--March 23, 1998--As part of its presence at the IP'98 conference and exhibit, Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose) announced the immediate availability of seven new Alliancecore products to further expand the portfolio of predefined intellectual property cores. These news cores bolster the company's offerings for the communications, industrial, and embedded control markets.
Third-party developers immediately benefit from targeting their cores for Xilinx devices with architectural features, such as segmented routing and distributed RAM. These features allow partners to deliver cores with guaranteed predictability and performance.
All of the new cores are available as Xilinx netlists; in most cases the source code is available for an additional cost. These products, and others listed in the new Xilinx Core Solutions data book, are available now and, like all cores from the members of the Alliancecore program, are purchased directly from the partners.
Coreel Microsystems (Fremont, Calif.) offers a 50-MHz Utopia Master interface that includes separate transmit and receive blocks that can be used individually or together to form a complete Utopia interface. It is used in asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and networking applications and complements five other ATM cores announced earlier this year. The Utopia Master lists for $15,000. Customers can purchase Master and Slave cores together for $25,000. For more information, visit www.coreel.com.
NMI Electronics, Ltd. (Halesowen, England) is offering a synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) controller for the Xilinx XC4000 FPGA and XC9500 CPLD series. It supports system speeds over 66 MHz. The core can be tested in either Xilinx series using NMI's microprocessor-based evaluation card, announced by Xilinx earlier this month. List pricing for the SDRAM controller starts at $3,500. For more information, visit www.nmi.co.uk.
The Can Bus Interface core from Sican Microelectronics (San Francisco) is used in automotive and industrial applications. List pricing for the new core starts at $15,000. For more information, access www.sican.de.
A Video Color Space (YCrCb to RGB) converter is available from Perigee, LLC (Liverpool, N.Y.). This version, with 8-bit accuracy, will soon be integrated into the Xilinx Core Generator tool and will be available at no charge from Perigee. For more information, access www.PerigeeLLC.com.
Cast, Inc. (Pamona, N.Y.) is offering the C8251 USART Programmable Communications interface. This core is commonly used in communications and modem applications. List pricing for the new interface starts at $7,500. For more information, access www.cast-inc.com.
A Reed-Solomon Encoder core from Memec Design Services (Mesa, Ariz.) is customized and delivered to meet the customer's specific application, such as digital video broadcast (DVB) and Intelsat. List pricing for the new core starts at $1,700. For more information, access www.memecdesign.com.
A GVA-200 DSP Hardware Accelerator platform is available from GV and Associates (Ramona, Calif.) It is used to prototype DSP algorithms in Xilinx FPGAs, including the new Spartan series. List pricing for the new platform starts at $1,950 in single-unit quantities. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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