Xilinx launches its first design platforms for accelerating system development and integration with its 28-nm 7 series field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Its Targeted Design Platform approach to FPGA system design and integration offers what the company says is the industry's most comprehensive development kits, i.e., complete with boards, ISE Design Suite tools, IP cores, reference designs, and FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) support. The offering includes the Virtex-7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit, Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit, and the Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Kit. Each features low-power consumption, FMC migration, and high-speed connectivity. XILINX INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 559-7778.