Xilinx Automotive Solutions Enable Networking for Vehicle Infotainment Systems Using MOST Standard

XA development platform powers in-vehicle networking and advanced audio/video functions for rear-seat entertainment unit

DETROIT, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Convergence(R) Conference and Exhibition, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic device (PLD) provider, is highlighting Xilinx Automotive (XA) programmable solutions that are being applied by a global automotive supplier in the development of rear-seat entertainment systems supporting the MOST(R) (Media-Oriented Systems Transport) networking standard. Visteon Corporation, a leading supplier of automotive systems and technology, applies Xilinx(R) Automotive (XA) programmable solutions in some of its rear seat entertainment systems, which are used by a variety of automotive manufacturers.

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The XA solution is the industry's only programmable MOST Network Interface Controller (NIC) that allows in-vehicle devices to communicate via the MOST network, and the embedded digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities of XA Spartan(R)-3E FPGAs and CoolRunner(TM) CPLDs for implementing advanced audio/video functions. In addition, application-specific intellectual property (IP), middleware, and design services delivered by Xilinx in collaboration with Mocean Laboratories and other Xilinx Alliance Program member companies, supports Visteon's goal of realizing more efficient design implementations and shorter development cycles.

Xilinx and its ecosystem network bring proven expertise in automotive applications, providing automotive suppliers the programmability needed to 'future-proof' production designs for evolving industry standards and new market requirements. "Having a high-quality supply chain that delivers innovative solutions is critical to our ability to meet the technology, quality and cost needs of vehicle manufacturers around the world," said David O'Rourke, electronics engineering manager at Visteon.

Flexible, Cost-effective MOST Solution

Powered by the XA Spartan-3E FPGA, the Xilinx LogiCORE(TM) IP NIC solution for MOST supports a 24Mb per second (Mbps) stream over plastic fiber that enables both synchronous and asynchronous data transfer. This LogiCORE incorporates a unique LocalLink streaming port that allows direct access to the real-time MOST synchronous channel data. This makes full use of the parallel processing capabilities of the FPGA for real-time DSP operations, such as audio and video processing, filtering, and noise cancellation on streaming MOST data. In addition to the LogiCORE IP solution for MOST; XA Spartan-3E and XA CoolRunner-II devices also offer built-in DSP support, enabling Visteon developers to integrate more advanced audio/video features with its rear-seat entertainment unit, including video splitting, FM audio modulation, and video reformatting functions.

About Xilinx Automotive Solutions

Xilinx is the automotive programmable logic device market leader with its Xilinx Automotive (XA) line of FPGAs and CPLDs tested to the AEC-Q100 automotive qualification specification. The company's solutions go beyond silicon with the most comprehensive ecosystem of proven LogiCORE(TM) and AllianceCORE IP, operating systems, middleware, software, and development boards. Xilinx is also certified to ISO-TS16949 automotive quality management standards underscoring its commitment to being the preferred supplier of high quality products and solutions. For more information about Xilinx automotive solutions, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/automotive.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.

XILINX, the Xilinx Logo, Virtex, Spartan, ISE and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. MOST is a registered trademark of SMSC Europe GmbH and licensed to Xilinx. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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     Silvia Gianelli
     Xilinx, Inc. Public Relations
     (408) 626-4328
     silvia.gianelli@xilinx.com

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