The Spartan® and the Spartan-XL FPGA families are a
high-volume production FPGA solution that delivers all the
key requirements for ASIC replacement up to 40,000 gates.
These requirements include high performance, on-chip
RAM, core solutions and prices that, in high volume,
approach and in many cases are equivalent to mask programmed
By streamlining the Spartan series feature set, leveraging
advanced process technologies and focusing on total cost
management, the Spartan series delivers the key features
required by ASIC and other high-volume logic users while
avoiding the initial cost, long development cycles and inherent
risk of conventional ASICs. The Spartan and Spartan-XL
families in the Spartan series have ten members, as
shown in Table 1.