Xilinx has been successful in the communications and networking markets because of the dynamics in these markets. With evolving standards and specifications, the need for programmable logic solutions is being further enhanced. The consumer market is seeing a recent flux of digital convergence.

The coming of broadband access, the Internet, multiple PCs, and other information appliancesis bringing applications such as streaming video, MP3 files, etc. to the homes of the consumer. Xilinx Spartan-II FPGAs, with their high-densities, performance features, and low cost, help reduce the customer’s time needed to build products. With the Xilinx Online solution, FPGAs can be reprogrammed with the updated specifications.

The eSP: Home Networking program helps system designers and ASIC/FPGA designers understand the technology and market dynamics to make the right decisions in this marketplace.