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SAN JOSE, Calif. , April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) the leading provider of programmable solutions and the leader in Aerospace and Defense (A&D) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), today announced the immediate availability of radiation-tolerant Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-4QV FPGAs. The new Virtex-4QV family is the first FPGA solution for space applications to offer multiple platforms optimized to meet the stringent high-performance processing needs of video, audio, radar streams, and packet processing functions. In addition to the high-performance reconfigurable logic fabric and abundant built-in memory, Virtex-4QV FPGAs incorporate advanced embedded computing and digital signal processing (DSP) technology in a single chip. This enables designers of spaced-based digital electronics to reduce system size, weight and power consumption while accelerating development and eliminating the risk and NREs associated with application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Xilinx will showcase the new devices at the SEE Symposium, April 15-17 in Long Beach, Calif.
"Today's announcement extends Xilinx's Aerospace and Defense leadership to the aerospace market by offering the only FPGA family that meets QML class-V requirements for use in high-performance space applications such as packet and video processing," said Mustafa Veziroglu , vice president and general manager of the Market-Specific Products Division at Xilinx. "With the introduction of the Virtex-4QV family, designers of high-altitude, in-orbit, space-based or extra-terrestrial systems in hostile radiation environments can now obtain unprecedented levels of integration in a reprogrammable FPGA that has the logic capacity, performance, and advanced silicon features that previously were available only to commercial product developers."
Single-Chip Solution Addresses Performance Requirements
Building on the legacy of Virtex FPGAs, the QPro(TM) Virtex space-grade series are the broadest offering of FPGAs for space applications available today. With the launch of its commercial-grade Virtex-4 family, Xilinx pioneered the concept of domain-optimized FPGA platforms, which today includes Virtex-4 LX FPGAs for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs for ultra high-performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs for embedded and packet processing.