mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine

Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


Free ISE WebPACK design solution now enhanced
5 November 2003, Design Automation

Company-wide design support for industry's lowest cost 90 nm Spartan-3 FPGAs - builds on existing full-range CPLD product support.

Xilinx has expanded support for its Spartan-3 family with the company's next generation, free, Web-downloadable design solution - ISE WebPACK 6.1i. The new design solution gives customers greater flexibility in taking advantage of the company's Spartan-3 family - to significantly reduce overall design time and costs.

"Xilinx continues to provide low and no-cost design solutions to our customers so they can fully leverage our industry-leading low cost FPGA and CPLD solutions," said Rich Sevcik, senior vice president and general manager of the programmable logic systems group at Xilinx. "ISE WebPACK is the PLD industry's de facto standard for highly capable, easy-to-use design environments and is widely accessible to all types of designers worldwide given that it is Web-downloadable and offered free of charge."

ISE WebPACK 6.1i has been enhanced to enable users to complete designs faster and reduce overall project costs. Project Navigator, the heart of the ISE WebPACK environment, includes new features to simplify many tasks within the design flow. For example, several enhancements have been made to the PACE (pinout and area constraint editor) feature, including support for CPLDs and a new comma separated value (CSV) interface for PCB layout assistance. Additionally, the environment includes an embedded HTML browser for more convenient viewing of CPLD fitter reports, error navigation, and Web pages.

With broader support for Xilinx devices, ISE WebPACK 6.1i now supports three devices in the Spartan-3 family - the XC3S50, XC3S200 and XC3S400. It also supports low to mid-range devices in the Spartan-II/IIE and Virtex-II platform FPGA families and continues to offer support for Xilinx CoolRunner-II and XC9500 CPLD device families.

ISE WebPACK 6.1i is available immediately for download from It runs on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Alternatively the software is available free from all Memec offices in South Africa.

For more information contact Kobus Botes, Memec SA, 011 897 8600.

  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • Subrack configuration software
    31 July 2019, Actum Electronics, Design Automation
    Schroff has launched the EuropacPRO Subrack Configurator, an intelligent online design tool that enables users to configure individual EuropacPRO subracks for vertically-installed applications. This ...
  • Unified STM32 programming tool
    31 July 2019, EBV Electrolink, Design Automation
    Making life easier for STM32 microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) users, the latest version of the STM32CubeProgrammer from STMicroelectronics gathers the capabilities of multiple device programmers ...
  • Altium Designer gets 2019 update
    30 April 2019, EDA Technologies, Design Automation
    Altium Designer 19, the latest version of the company’s flagship PCB design software, introduces new features aimed at making the design of complex, high-quality projects easier, faster and more accurate, ...
  • DesignSpark surpasses 750 000 members
    30 April 2019, RS Components (SA), Design Automation
    RS Components’ DesignSpark online engineering community has grown to more than 750 000 members. Launched in 2010, DesignSpark provides design engineers and students around the globe with free tools, ...
  • Python programming comes to Nordic’s multiprotocol SoCs
    30 April 2019, RF Design, Design Automation
    Nordic Semiconductor announced that Zerynth, a New York-based Internet of Things (IoT) software developer, has extended the availability of its ‘Zerynth IoT middleware’ to Nordic’s nRF52840 Bluetooth ...
  • Würth extends design tool’s functionality
    30 April 2019, Würth Elektronik eiSos, Design Automation
    Würth Elektronik eiSos has extended its free online design tool, REDEXPERT. The simulation software is a highly precise option for AC loss calculation in switch mode power supplies, and now supports calculations ...
  • Espressif jumpstarts ESP32 development
    30 April 2019, iCorp Technologies, Design Automation
    Espressif Systems has introduced two tools to assist developers using its ESP32 microcontroller platform in simplifying and speeding up their designs. As developers know, building production-ready firmware ...
  • Motor drive evaluation board
    27 March 2019, Altron Arrow, Design Automation
    Infineon Technologies’ EVAL-M1-IM818-A evaluation board was developed to support customers during their first steps of applications with CIPOS Maxi IPMs (intelligent power modules). In combination with ...
  • Würth extends design tool’s functionality
    27 March 2019, Würth Elektronik eiSos, Design Automation
    Würth Elektronik eiSos has extended its free online design tool, REDEXPERT. The simulation software is a highly precise option for AC loss calculation in switch mode power supplies, and now supports calculations ...
  • Cloud-based design and evaluation platform
    27 February 2019, Altron Arrow, Design Automation
    ON Semiconductor has rolled out Strata Developer Studio, a cloud-based development platform that provides a seamless, personalised and secure environment for engineers to evaluate and design with ON Semiconductor ...
  • AVR MCUs get beta support in MPLAB X
    30 January 2019, Avnet South Africa, Design Automation
    Microchip Technology recently announced the release of MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) version 5.05, which beta supports the majority of AVR microcontrollers (MCUs). This release will ...
  • Programming and debugging probe
    14 November 2018, Altron Arrow, Design Automation
    STMicroelectronics has introduced the next-generation STLINK-V3 probe for programming and debugging STM8 and STM32 microcontrollers, adding enhancements to further increase flexibility and efficiency. ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.