Many challenges are associated with designing products that are not only safer for the environment but meet the legislative and OEM requirements that are being adopted around the world. To ensure success, you must understand the global requirements and deadlines for the removal of hazardous substances from electronic products. At a more practical level, you must understand how Pb-free devices impact board design. Xilinx® understands these challenges and offers a strategy to ease the transition to Pb-free and environmentally friendly products.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Third Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.