SAN JOSE, Calif.Xilinx announced immediate availability of a downloadable extension to the 8.2i Integrated Software Environment (ISE) Foundation tool suite, allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330, the industry's largest 65-nm FPGA.
The tools now provide support for the 65-nm Virtex-5 LX330 device, which enables designs of 330,000 logic cells65% larger than previous generation FPGAs, according to the company.
ISE Foundation 8.2i employs an integrated timing closure environment and productivity-enhancing features to exploit the performance and power advantages of Virtex-5 devices, which are said to deliver a 30% performance advantage over previous- generation FPGAs.
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Support for the Virtex-5 LX 330 is available for download from the Xilinx Download site at www.xilinx.com/download at no additional charge to registered users of ISE 8.2i.
Additional device support is available for ISE Foundation customers on all supported platforms. For more information about the ISE 8.2i software suite, visit www.xilinx.com/ISE.
Customers can start designing today with Virtex-5 LX330 devices which begin sampling by the end of this year. 64-bit Linux platforms are recommended.
Xilinx Inc., 1-408-559-7778, www.xilinx.com.