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Development Board Speeds Up Evaluation Of FPGA Designs

The Virtex-II development board has been developed for facilitating the evaluation of Xilinx's Virtex-II family of FPGAs. Employing a 256-ball, fine-pitch ball grid array package, the board supports the 40,000 gate XC2V40 or the one-million gate XC2V1000 device. It provides a JTAG connector for direct configuration of the FPGA, as well as an XC18V series in-system programmable configuration memory. User-selectable bank voltage and reference voltage jumpers support many SystemIO standards and let the user configure each bank of I/O pins to operate in a 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V or 3.3V mode. The Virtex-II development board is priced from $295 for the 40,000 gate XC2V40 and $695 for the one-million gate XC2V1000. The XC2V1000 version includes a Toshiba 16M x 16 DDR memory and allows exploration of high-speed, double data rate memory interfaces. INSIGHT ELECTRONICS, San Diego, CA. (888) 488-4133 x212.

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