Xilinx, Emulex Create 10-Gig FC

Xilinx Design Services helps Emulex design industry's first 10-Gbit/s Fibre Channel technology using Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs

December 6, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX - News) today announced that Emulex Corporation leveraged Xilinx Design Services (XDS) to architect the industry's first 10 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Fibre Channel technology. The demonstration, which was recently demonstrated at Fall Comdex 2002, featured the delivery of 10Gbps protocol compliant data streams over optical cabling utilizing Emulex ASIC, firmware, and driver technology. Xilinx Design Services helped develop the design using Xilinx Virtex®-II Platform FPGAs to create an industry standard XGMII compliant parallel data interface.

"Xilinx Design Services has been instrumental in helping us to demonstrate 10Gbps Fibre Channel technology," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Emulex. "The flexible Virtex-II Platform FPGA logic enabled us to implement the XGMII interface to communicate with external serdes while being compliant with the Fibre Channel protocol.""Emulex is on the leading edge of developing 10Gbps technology, and we are pleased to offer the necessary FPGA design expertise and resources to help Emulex deliver the industry's first 10Gbps Fibre Channel technology demonstration," said Dave DeMarinis, director of Xilinx Design Services. "The development of 10Gbps technology for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs is critical to enabling the next phase of link bandwidth."Xilinx Inc.Emulex Corp.

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