The Xilinx® Spartan™-3 series is the first low-cost FPGA that does not compromise on features—it offers fast embedded multipliers, look-up tables that can be optimally configured to form shift registers, distributed memory, and large amounts of embedded block RAMs.

Spartan-3/3E devices include features that were typically the domain of only high-end FPGAs that can yield significant optimization.

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