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Xilinx Ships Newest Virtex

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced shipments of the Virtex®-7 X690T FPGA, combining the industry’s most reliable high-speed serial transceivers, highest system bandwidth, and market-optimized FPGA resources. The Virtex-7 X690T FPGA is the first of a set of devices in the 7 series to address advanced high-performance Wired Communication applications that require low power, single-chip solutions. These devices enable fast, scalable and easy-to-implement chip-to-chip serial interfaces, robust 10GBASE-KR backplanes that maximize bandwidth while supporting the various board-to-board distances of next-generation communication systems, and high signal-integrity interfaces to the latest optical modules validated to support cable distances of up to 80km. Customers who need even greater system capacity and bandwidth can easily migrate to the Virtex-7 X1140T FPGA, built using 3D Stacked Silicon Interconnect technology on the 7 series FPGA scalable optimized architecture. Shipments of footprint-compatible Virtex-7 X1140T FPGAs with 96 GTH transceivers will follow in May.

You can learn more about how Xilinx's scalable serial solutions enable higher aggregate bandwidth and faster design completion with the highest signal integrity in a new TechOnline webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. PST.

“Xilinx has taken its years of experience in serial transceivers – having shipped to date over 75 percent of all FPGAs that include serial transceivers – and combined that with the innovative low power, 28nm 7 series FPGA architecture to deliver a highly optimized family for the Wired Communication marketplace,” said Tim Erjavec, senior director of FPGA platforms at Xilinx. “Customers can confidently implement their designs starting with Virtex-7 X690T FPGAs today and move up to larger FPGAs that provide the market-optimized ratio of resources when higher integration is required.”

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