Meeting rollout-date expectations, the Virtex-5 LX ships as the market's first 65-nm FPGA family and includes what the company states is the industry's largest FPGA. Developed on an advanced, power-saving 65-nm process, the Virtex-5 LX330 provides 65% more logic than the largest of existing 90-nm FPGAs. Also shipping is the LX220, which completes the Virtex-5 LX family. The platform consists of six devices¾ LX330, LX30, LX50, LX85, LX110, and LX220¾ offering up to 330,000 logic cells, 1,200 user I/Os, 10 Mb of 36-Kb block RAM, 3.4 Mb of distributed RAM, plus an array of hardened IP blocks. Each device in the family features an advanced architecture that promises up to 30% higher design performance and, allegedly, the industry's lowest power consumption. Engineering samples of the LX330 are shipping now with production timeframes set for 2008. List price is $2,395 in 1,000 piece quantities. XILINX INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 559-7778.
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