Xilinx's Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Wins Microprocessor Report Analyst Choice Award

  Xilinx's Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Wins Microprocessor Report Analyst
                                 Choice Award

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC recognized for being first to market and
opening new opportunities for designers

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
today announced that its Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC has won the
Microprocessor Report Analyst Choice Award for 2012. The Zynq-7000 All
Programmable SoC combines hardware programmability, software programmability,
and I/O programmability. As a result, Zynq-7000 devices offer unmatched levels
of systems integration, performance, and flexibility while offering system
designers reduced power consumption, lower bill-of-materials and faster

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"We selected Xilinx's Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC as the Best Embedded
Processor of 2012 because it is a trendsetter, it opens new opportunities for
designers, it will be tough for conventional processor suppliers to compete
with, and it is the first such device integrating a high-end CPU core to
become available," said Joseph Byrne, senior analyst, The Linley Group, Inc,
publisher of Microprocessor Report. "Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs can
reduce system cost and power through integration, or enable designers to add
features or improve performance of systems using CPU-based ASICs implemented
in older process technologies. Exciting new applications such as driver
assistance systems are uniquely suited to a device like the Zynq-7000 All
Programmable SoC because they require both control processing and massive
parallel signal-processing."

The Zynq-7000 family fuses an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor,
caches, on-chip memory, standard peripherals, and high-speed memory interfaces
with 28nm FPGA fabric via thousands of interconnect wires. These devices offer
"system-on-chip" (SoC) functionality through an "all-programmable" approach
that gives designers the ability to not only program the ASSP-like processing
system via traditional software methods, but to the full programmability, and
reprogrammability, of hardware accelerators and full custom processing blocks
within the FPGA fabric.

"Microprocessor Report's  Analyst Choice Award underscores the innovative
aspect of the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and reflects the strong business
success we've achieved over the past year as the only silicon vendor shipping
large quantities of All Programmable SoC devices that combine SoC and FPGA
technology," said Lawrence Getman, vice president ofprocessing platforms
marketing at Xilinx. "We have received incredibly strong customer demand for
Zynq-7000 devices across an ever broadening range of applications."

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D
ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design
environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable
logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit



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