SAN FRANCISCOProgrammable logic vendor Xilinx Inc. announced design support for Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs with the 11.3 release of the company's ISE Design Suite software.
Optimized for 40G/100G wired telecommunications and data communications, Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs deliver serial interface technology to designers of ultra-high bandwidth systems with line rates in excess of 11 gigabits per second, according to Xilinx.
The availability of ISE Design Suite 11.3 gives designers access to a portfolio of connectivity-domain FPGAs spanning the spectrum of mainstream, high-end and ultra high-end serial design applications, according to the company.
In addition to design support for Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs, the ISE 11.3 release expands protocol support for Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 LXT FPGAs and Virtex-6 SXT FPGAs, Xilinx said.
Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs extend Xilinx serial technology with the new high-speed serial GTH transceiver, Xilinx said.
Virtex-6 HXT device samples will be available starting in December, Xilinx said.
The ISE Design Suite 11.3 is available today with full design support for all Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs and is list priced starting at $2,995 for the Logic Edition. Customers can download full-featured 30-day evaluation versions at no charge from the Xilinx website. More information about ISE 11.3 is also available on the site.