Targeting non-volatile applications where higher system integration or security is critical, the Spartan-3AN FPGA platform is built on the 90-nm Spartan-3 FPGA fabric and combines the performance and functionality advantages of SRAM-based technology with non-volatile flash technology in a single chip. Expanding on Device DNA technology, the Spartan-3AN offers a range of security features that safeguard against reverse engineering, cloning, and unauthorized overbuilding. Employing advanced serial flash technology, the FPGAs specify 20-year data retention and 100,000 write/erase cycles. A unique feature is dual-mode power management. In suspend mode, the device achieves more than 40% power reduction and wake up time of less than 100 ms, as well as system-level synchronization across time domains. In hibernate mode, it achieves up to 99% static power reduction. Five devices are available with configurations ranging from 50,000 to 1.4 million system gates, up to 576 Kb of block RAM, 16 Mb of embedded flash, and up to 502 I/Os supporting 26 popular I/O protocol standards. Engineering samples of the XC3S200AN, XC3S700AN, and XC3S1400AN are available now, with all five devices slated for production by the third quarter. They are expected to offer over 4,000 logic cells and 195 I/Os for approximately $4.90 each. XILINX INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 559-7778.
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