Intilop Uses Most Powerful SoC-FPGA from Xilinx to develop advanced Network Security Appliance

Advanced Technology, high Integration FPGA from Xilinx Enables High Performance in Intilops’ design of complex FPGA-SoC for a Network Security Appliance

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2004 - Xilinx Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced today that Intilop Corporation, a leading IP developer/provider and EDS company, has selected Xilinx® Virtex-II Pro™ FPGAs for the development of an IDS/IPS Appliance for enterprise LAN.

"This FPGA-based approach assures fast time-to-market, so we can realize flexible development, cost effective development for our customers to quickly enter network security market today," said Kelly Masood, chief technology officer at Intilop. "Using Xilinx FPGAs provides the combination of performance and flexibility demanded by this complex a device."

Intilop needed a flexible architectural approach for the development of such large SoC-FPGAs that integrate tens of standard IP cores, custom IP blocks and multiple Processors to be used in an advanced trend setting IDS/IPS appliance with focus on content protection. Utilizing Xilinx SoC-FPGAs with the appropriate Verification, simulation, synthesis tools chain from Mentor/Cadence, they were able to deliver to their customer, the multi-Giga bit security appliance in a record time.

“Intilop deployed their SoC development methodology for the development of these multi-million gate SoC-FPGAs, so that at a later stage this design can be ported to a custom SoC more easily without a long re-verification cycle,” said Kelly Masood

About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs

The Virtex-II Pro family of Platform FPGAs delivers up to four IBM PowerPC™ 405 processors immersed into the industry-leading Virtex-II FPGA fabric containing from 3,168 up to 50,832 Logic Cells. In addition, the Virtex-II Pro family offers up to sixteen 3.125 Gb/s transceivers along with the SelectI/O-Ultra ™, the industry's widest array of parallel I/O, delivering the ideal connectivity platform supporting all of the emerging high-speed connectivity standards. Design engineers get the most complete software environment using the Xilinx Integrated Software Environment (ISE) and Wind River System's cutting-edge embedded design tools. With over 200 pre-engineered solutions for embedded, DSP, and connectivity applications, Virtex-II Pro FPGAs deliver the most complete development platform available today.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx can be found at

About Intilop Corporation

Intilop Corporation is one of the most respected IP developer/provider and EDS companies. The company's broad IP portfolio includes Network search engine, TOE engine, G-Bit MAC, 10-G-Bit MAC, G-bit intelligent Switch with Security features, 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, and Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, Serial ATA and PCI Express. They focus on designing ASICs, SoCs, SoC-FPGAs, boards, systems and firmware/driver from concept to product. They have developed several standard and custom silicon IPs and products in the areas of high speed Networking, Network Security Appliances, embedded solutions, storage systems, VoIP solutions and SANs that have been system tested and been shipping in many types of silicon.
Intilop is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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