Xilinx Ships Virtex-6

Xilinx, today, announced the first shipments and availability of their latest line in FPGA technology.  The Virtex-6 LX760 device is being billed as the industry’s largest FPGA available.  Alongside the hardware release, Xilinx has also announced that their ISE Design Suite 11.4 fully supports the Virtex-6.

The Virtex-6 LX760 device offers more than two and a half times the density of the largest Virtex-5 device, so it was a natural choice for us as we transition to our next generation Rapid Prototyping platforms,” said Gary Meyers, vice president and general manager of the Synplicity Business Group at Synopsys. “Receiving the first delivery of the LX760 devices accelerates our development and helps ensure that our customers receive the most advanced prototyping platforms at the earliest possible time.”

A few details about the Virtex-6 family:

  • Virtex-6 LXT FPGAs – optimized for applications that require high-performance logic, DSP and serial connectivity with low-power GTX 6.5Gb/s serial transceivers
  • Virtex-6 SXT FPGAs – optimized for applications that require ultra high-performance DSP and serial connectivity with low-power GTX 6.5Gb/s serial transceivers
  • Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs – optimized for communications applications that require the highest-speed serial connectivity with up to 64 serial transceivers supporting up to 11.2Gb/s

For more info on the latest programmable gate goodies from Xilinx, read their full release here.

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