发表于 2009-10-20 15:36:41
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o 购买ARM Cortex处理器IP授权
o 采用ARM Physical IP
o 启动下一代ARM AMBA互联技术的开发
问) Xilinx已经支持ARM Cortex了吗?
是的。ARM已经宣布在Virtex FPGA和Spartan FPGA系列上支持Cortex-M1，而且有
ARM and Xilinx have a shared vision of future processing needs that will require advanced processor and FPGA architectures working closely together. By working together on the specification, both companies are able to ensure that the needs of the processor systems, FPGA systems and any combination thereof will be met in a coherent and efficient manner.
Q) Have any third party EDA or IP providers been involved in the next generation AMBA?
Xilinx worked closely with ARM to define and include key elements in the next generation AMBA interconnect architecture to ensure it’s optimized for FPGAs. While the details on the specification will not be disclosed until the spec is publicly announced, key EDA and IP vendors have been provided an advanced version of the specification under NDA. These vendors are currently defining their roadmap and development plans for products that will utilize this new open-standard interconnect for usage in Xilinx FPGAs. A complete list of the EDA and IP vendors is available in the press release and quote sheet.
Q) What influence will Xilinx adopting ARM technologies have on the development environment?
This move will complement the changes occurring at Xilinx over the past year. Xilinx is committed to the development and proliferation of a world class FPGA design environment. By moving to ARM technologies, Xilinx will provide customer and ecosystem developers with flexible computing platforms where their IP and software development can be shared and re-used on a broad scale.
Q) What impact will adopting ARM technologies have on the Xilinx ecosystem?
It will provide members of the Xilinx ecosystem with an open standard to develop and offer their IP to the broad AMBA-based user community. This also provides a direct path to the ARM Connected Community to develop on Xilinx platforms. Given the abundance of positive feedback from our current engagements, we expect customers and ecosystem partners to benefit and grow.
Q) How does this announcement tie into Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms?
It’s a vital component to Xilinx’s Targeted Design Platform success. When Xilinx announced its Targeted Design Platform Strategy in February 2009 with the introduction of the 40nm Virtex-6 FPGA and 45nm Spartan-6 FPGA families, it underscored the importance of IP standardization and ecosystem support as cornerstones to successful SoC implementations using FPGAs. The alliance with ARM reflects the commitment and investment Xilinx is making in these two areas.
Q) Does today’s announcement affect Xilinx’s support for the PowerPC® architecture?
No. Xilinx provides a wide range of embedded processing capabilities encompassing integrated hard cores in the high-performance Virtex FPGA families. While Xilinx is laying the foundation to meet future requirements for next-generation embedded processing technologies, it will continue to support the PowerPC architecture for customers using Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, Virtex-4 FX FPGAs and Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs.
Q) Will Xilinx continue to support the MicroBlaze soft core processor?
Yes. MicroBlaze processor support will continue and be an important component of the Xilinx embedded portfolio.