Welcome to the Virtex-5 issue of Xcell Journal. The Xilinx Virtex-5 family is not only the industry’s first 65-nm FPGA&#151it also offers some of the most advanced architecture and highest performance in the world. Continuing our history of developing groundbreaking technology, we listened to leading design engineers in various markets and built on key characteristics that made our Virtex-4 FPGA family a tremendous success. The fundamental value propositions of FPGAs include faster time to market, versatility, support for evolving standards, risk mitigation, field upgradability, and lower system costs. Our FPGAs accommodate your demands for continued improvements in performance, capacity, power consumption, and cost.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Fourth Quarter 2006. Article © Xcell Journal.