New utility accelerates Virtex-4 FPGA speeds by 26%

To help designers benchmark and maximize the performance benefits of Virtex-4 and Spartan-3 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), Xilinx Inc. is offering the Xplorer utility that when used with RTL level retiming with the company’s ISE software claims it can improve Virtex-4 device performance by 26%.