The folks at Xilinx
have introduced three new devices and small form factor packaging to their 65 nm Virtex-5 LX and LXT FPGA platforms as the adoption of programmable logic in new markets drives new cost and density requirements.
Xilinx says that the addition of the Virtex-5 LX155 device to the logic-optimized LX platform, and the addition of the LX20T and LX155T devices plus a new small footprint 19 mm FF323 package to the Virtex-5 LXT platform with low power transceivers will enable new levels of cost-optimization for industrial networking, medical imaging, motor control, defense and high-performance computing applications.
On the low end of the density range, Xilinx is adding the new Virtex-5 LX20T device to enable customers to more cost-effectively implement serial standards into a low-density device. For applications such as motor control, the Virtex-5 LX20T device offers designers a single device solution for integrating microcontroller, waveform generation, networking protocols and other functions in a cost-effective high-performance FPGA with low-logic consumption. The Virtex-5 LX20T is pin compatible with the Virtex-5 LX30T for easy design migration and can take full advantage of the small footprint 19 mm FF323 package.
Xilinx is adding the Virtex-5 LX155 and LX155T devices to address cost and programmable resource requirements in many compute intensive applications such as medical imaging, industrial control and high-performance computing. The devices utilize an innovative package migration capability that enables customers to design in either Virtex-5 LX110 and LX110T devices or LX220 and LX220T devices in a package that is pin compatible with the new LX155 and LX155T devices. The DSP optimized Virtex-5 SX95T device is also pin compatible with the Virtex-5 LX155 and LX155T devices.
Availability and pricing
Designers can begin their designs today for the Virtex-5 LX20T, LX155T, and LX155 devices using ISE 9.2i SP4 development software and supporting documentation. All devices are scheduled to be available in production by the second quarter of 2008. Pricing for these devices is available now; customers can contact their authorized Xilinx representative to obtain a quote based on volume needs.