ISE Design Suite 11.1: Creating the First User-Specific FPGA Design Environments

The release of ISE® Design Suite 11.1 is an important milestone in the of design environments at Xilinx because it marks the first appearance of a series of tool suites each uniquely assembled and configured to serve the needs and preferences of different designer profiles (personas). This fundamental shift in philosophy is part of a strategic initiative at Xilinx to create platforms—simpler, smarter, and more strategically viable design platforms for the creation of FPGA solutions in a variety of industries. Thus, before looking specifically into the new capabilities and benefits offered in this ISE release, it is important to understand the basic motivation behind the creation of targeted design platforms and their role in the definition and delivery of future technology releases from Xilinx.

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