Xilinx is the world's leading supplier of complete programmable logic solutions. Xilinx develops, manufactures, and markets a broad line of advanced integrated circuits, software design tools and intellectual property. Customers use the automated tools and intellectual property --predefined system-level functions delivered as software cores -- from Xilinx and its partners to program the chips to perform custom logic operations.
Xilinx is committed to providing customers with the ultimate connectivity platform and interface solutions for tomorrow's networking and communication designs. As part of the Xilinx Platform FPGA SystemIO solution, the company continues to deliver a wide-range of leading parallel and serial connectivity solutions.
Xilinx has available today the industry's first RapidIO Endpoint solution, RapidIO Logical and Transport layer Intellectual Property (IP) core, RapidIO Physical Layer Intellectual Property (IP) core for use with the company's flagship Virtex-II series Platform FPGAs. These cores provide a complete RapidIO endpoint solution that can be used to build switch cards for communication and storage equipment, interface to control plane and network processors, DSP farms, and bridges to legacy buses and proprietary and standards-based backplanes.
Xilinx programmable logic solutions help minimize risks for manufacturers of electronic equipment by shortening the time required to develop and bring new products to market. Customers can design and verify their unique circuits in Xilinx programmable devices much faster than they can by using traditional methods where the logic circuits are fixed once the chip is manufactured. Moreover, because Xilinx devices are standard parts that are ready to be programmed, customers are not required to wait for prototypes or pay large up-front engineering costs, which is the case for fixed-logic chips. Xilinx products are used in a wide array of digital electronic applications ranging from wireless bases stations to DVD players.
Xilinx has more than 7,000 customers worldwide, including Alcatel, Cisco Systems, EMC, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Sun Microsystems and Toshiba.