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Xilinx Accelerates Virtex-4 Designs With Full-Featured Evaluation Platform at $495

ML401 Evaluation Platform Available Simultaneously With Ramp of Virtex-4 Shipments Enables Designers to Quickly Adopt the Latest Multi-platform FPGA Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Oct 26, 2004

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of its ML401 Evaluation Platform, a full-featured, low-cost hardware development system that provides instant access to the high-performance capabilities of the Xilinx Virtex-4™ multi-platform FPGA family -- the world's first domain-optimized FPGAs. The evaluation platform features a 25,000 logic cell Virtex-4 LX25, 100 MHz oscillator, DDR SDRAM, ZBT SRAM, LCD display, SystemACE™ configuration technology, and a wide range of connectors and interfaces. Priced at just $495, the ML401 provides an ideal platform for designers developing systems for embedded processing, video, industrial or communication applications.

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"The ML401 Evaluation Platform offers an excellent introduction to the benefits of the Virtex-4 LX Platform FPGA family," said Ed McGettigan, director of Systems Engineering at Xilinx. "We designed this low cost platform based on customer feedback to accelerate design in a broad array of applications."

Virtex-4 ML401 Evaluation Platform features and capabilities

The ML401 Evaluation Platform is a development system based on the Xilinx Virtex-4 LX Platform FPGA, and includes the following features:

  -- Xilinx Devices on Board:  XC4VLX25-FF668-10C, XC95144XL, XCCACE (System
     ACE CF), XCF32P (32Mb Platform Flash)
  -- Clocks:  100 MHz Oscillator, 2 Clock Sockets, 2 Clock SMA input and
     output pairs
  -- Memory:  64 MB DDR SDRAM, 1MB ZBT SRAM, 8MB Flash, 4 KB IIC EEPROM
  -- Display:  16x2 Character LCD, DB15 VGA output
  -- Configuration:  SystemACE, PlatformFlash, Flash, PC-4 JTAG cable
  -- Networking:  10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 Connector
  -- Connectors and Interfaces:  2 PS/2 Connectors, 4 Audio Jacks, RS-232
     Serial Port, 3 USB, 64-Bit User Expansion Connector
  -- General Purpose I/O:  Buttons, LEDs, and DIP Switches

  About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs

Enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL™ (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options than any other FPGA family available today. With more than 100 technical innovations, the Virtex-4 family consists of 17 devices and three domain-optimized platforms: Virtex-4 LX FPGAs for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs for high-performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs for high-speed serial connectivity and embedded processing. A multi-platform approach makes it possible for customers to select the optimal mix of resources for their application to achieve the highest functionality and performance at the lowest cost.

Pricing and Availability

The ML401 Evaluation Platform is immediately available from Xilinx for USD $495.

For more information on the Virtex-4 family, visit www.xilinx.com/virtex-4.

About Xilinx

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

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