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Are Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs really available?

Started by Unknown August 9, 2006
The Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs show up in Xilinx's website, but not in any
of the distributors.

The development boards are promised "June 2006", and you can leave an
email address to be notified when they are truly available.

pomerado@hotmail.com wrote:
> The Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs show up in Xilinx's website, but not in any > of the distributors.
If you can't buy it, then it is not available. Will locating a press release stating "it's now available" rectify the situation that you are unable to find it at any vendor?
There were usenet threads back in May, apparently started by Orcad
insiders and joined by other Orcad favored users, that indicated the
parts werre out in sample and at early development sites.  I was
wondering if any ordinary users like us were powered up yet.

larwe wrote:
> pomerado@hotmail.com wrote: > > The Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs show up in Xilinx's website, but not in any > > of the distributors. > > If you can't buy it, then it is not available. Will locating a press > release stating "it's now available" rectify the situation that you are > unable to find it at any vendor?
pomerado@hotmail.com wrote:
> There were usenet threads back in May, apparently started by Orcad > insiders and joined by other Orcad favored users, that indicated the > parts werre out in sample and at early development sites. I was > wondering if any ordinary users like us were powered up yet.
Since it is not catalogued at distribution, it is therefore not "generally available", i.e. it is not in the hands of ordinary users. Digi-Key et al typically show new parts in their catalog a few weeks before they are actually in stock.
larwe schrieb:

> pomerado@hotmail.com wrote: > > There were usenet threads back in May, apparently started by Orcad > > insiders and joined by other Orcad favored users, that indicated the > > parts werre out in sample and at early development sites. I was > > wondering if any ordinary users like us were powered up yet. > > Since it is not catalogued at distribution, it is therefore not > "generally available", i.e. it is not in the hands of ordinary users. > > Digi-Key et al typically show new parts in their catalog a few weeks > before they are actually in stock.
The 'available now' has different meaning for Xilinx Marketing, namly they claim availability as soon as first piece of silicon is scheduled to leave Xilinx premises to any entity outside.
>From this 'available now' to real availability may take years.
However parts are obtainable sure before they appear as stock by digikey or others. Antti http://xilant.com