PCI-ready gate-array ASICs with input/output performance of 66 MHz is the order of the day for the Cutthroat family of devices. Clock-to-out performance is said to be in the 5-ns region.The growing demand in the communication and data processing markets for chips that support the 66-MHz PCI bus is a major impetus for the family's development. The devices are created using an enhanced version of the company's 3.3V, 0.5-µm digital CMOS process. The family also includes multiple speed indexes for all library components. This has been fine-tuned to work with the latest generation of synthesis products, resulting in high-performance silicon and area-efficient designs.