National Semi Intros Power Solutions for Xilinx FPGAs

July 18, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced a new design guide that addresses the power management requirements of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx. In addition to the design guide, National offers a web page at that recommends National’s power management, thermal management, interface, networking and Bluetooth wireless technology products for use with Xilinx FPGAs.

National’s FPGA design guide includes selection tables linking Xilinx FPGAs with corresponding National Semiconductor voltage regulators, voltage supervisors and voltage references that meet the power management requirements of each FPGA. It also includes schematics for seven complete reference designs, with fully optimized power supplies for each of the Xilinx FPGAs featured in the guide.

National plans to expand its Xilinx FPGA analog solutions program by continually adding tools and solutions to the design guide and websites, and by expanding the analog and mixed-signal product offerings available for use with FPGAs.