Xilinx, Inc. launches its XtremeDSP tools package along with its XtremeDSP development kit based on the Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform. The individual DSP design tools, system generator for DSP and AccelDSP are offered individually to accommodate specific needs of users. The tool suite package enables DSP algorithm and system designers who use the MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink products to create high-performance systems using proprietary FPGAs. The development kit comes with the ML506 development board, reference designs, IP cores, cables and XtremeDSP development tools to give users the ability to create DSP and high-speed serial designs using the Virtex-5 DSP48E slices and RocketIO GTP transceivers. A variety of onboard memory and industry-standard connectivity interfaces add the ability for the package to serve as a versatile development platform.