Xilinx announces next gen free ISE WebPACK 5.2I design tool for reduced design costs and increased productivity.Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq:XLNX) has announced the latest version of the company's free, downloadable programmable logic development system--the Integrated Software Environment (ISE Ise (ē`sā), city (1990 pop. 104,164), Mie prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, on Ise Bay. It is one of the foremost religious centers of Shinto, the site of the shrines of Ise. ) WebPACK software. The design tool includes several new productivity and ease-of-use improvements, including an enhanced HTML HTML
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The company also announced that registered users of ISE WebPACK seats has exceeded 100,000--a major indication of the overwhelming acceptance of Xilinx's industry prevalent software for its CPLDs and Spartan and Virtex FPGAs. ISE WebPACK is a subset of the company's ISE Foundation design tools and includes a comprehensive tool suite for design entry, synthesis, verification, and implementation in a single integrated environment. The popularity and easy access of ISE WebPACK's error-free downloading and single file installation has resulted in nearly 40,000 new seats installed this past year.
ISE WebPACK 5.2i is available now and downloadable from the web at www.xilinx.com/ise/webpack5. ISE WebPACK 5.2i runs on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. ISE WebPACK 5.2i provides support for all Xilinx leading-edge PLD (Programmable Logic Device) Refers to a variety of logic chips that are programmable at the customer's site, the customer being the vendor of the finished chip, not the end user. families, including CoolRunner-II CPLDs, Spartan-IIE FPGAs, and Virtex-II platform FPGAs.
ISE 5.2i delivers support for Xilinx's upcoming 90nm FPGAs and enhanced MultiGigabit Serial I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output transceivers, while continuing to deliver 20% better design performance and 15% better logic utilization than its nearest competitive solution. With ISE 5.2i, customers can use less expensive devices through performance and productivity leadership, driving design cost savings up to 50% lower than any other competitive solution.