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Xilinx and Intelliga Announce Low Cost Automotive Lin Bus Solution Using Spartan-3 FPGAS

World's First Programmable Logic-Based Solution Priced at $0.40* on Xilinx Devices

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ESSEX, England and SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 11, 2003

Intelliga Integrated Design, Ltd. and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of low cost, programmable logic-based Local Interconnect Network (LIN) solutions for Xilinx Spartan®, Virtex® and CoolRunner® series devices. The solutions include the iLIN IP core and the iDEV2 CAN, LIN and TTCAN Development Platform and Starter Kit (iDEV2). Both are offered by new Xilinx AllianceCORE™ partner Intelliga Integrated Design, Ltd., of Essex, UK. Automotive designers can now develop extremely low cost LIN-based systems using Spartan-3™ devices for an effective price of $0.40*.

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"The short time to market and flexibility required for LIN-based systems makes programmable products an excellent fit for this market," said Jon Cropley, automotive research analyst at IMS Research, Wellingborough, UK. "Potential applications for LIN-based systems tend to be general purpose, non safety critical and require a lower bandwidth. Examples include mirror, seat adjustment, door, sunroof, rain sensor and HVAC systems."

The Intelliga iLIN core is a standalone LIN Rev 1.3 compliant design, which performs all MAC/PHY logical functions and provides a simple interface to LIN transceiver chips such as the Philips TJA1020. It provides a full hardware solution that may be implemented in a Xilinx FPGA or CPLD device without the need for a connected micro-controller for basic sensor/actuator applications. The combined Intelliga and Xilinx solution addresses the low-cost requirement for LIN-based systems, while adding the benefit of reconfigurability.

"Xilinx's range of low cost, programmable logic devices are an ideal fit for our iLIN technology," said Steve Ede, marketing director at Intelliga. "The combination of our silicon IP and Xilinx's extended temperature range programmable devices enables users to rapidly develop a wide variety of LIN-based products, from single-chip to multi-channel body control applications."

Intelliga also supplies their own development platform, the iDEV2, based upon Xilinx's Spartan IIE™ family of devices. iDEV2 is offered free of charge to Intelliga IP licensees for the development of LIN, CAN and TTCAN applications.

Both the iLIN core and the iDEV2 development board are available immediately for purchase directly from Intelliga. Intelliga also supports the SignOnce IP License, the industry's first multi-vendor common license for FPGA-based IP. For additional information on the Xilinx SignOnce IP License program visit www.xilinx.com/ipcenter/signonce.

About Intelliga Integrated Design

Intelliga is a leading ASIC/FPGA design house and IP provider supplying a range of design services and IP cores, established in 1995 and located near Cambridge U.K. By adapting its expertise to provide innovative solutions for automotive digital networks, they have gained a reputation for high quality products with global customers. With experienced professionals in both hardware and software disciplines and total client support, they have enabled their customers to bring world-class products to market ahead of the competition. For information on services and products please visit www.intelliga.co.uk.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader in programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.

*Effective pricing of $0.40 based on volume pricing for 250K units (2004), and the LIN bus occupying 3% of a Spartan XC3S1000

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CONTACT: Amy Attard of Xilinx, Inc., +1-408-626-5967, or
amy.attard@xilinx.com; or Stephen Ede of Intelliga Integrated Design,
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Web site: http://www.intelliga.co.uk/

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