AR# 33557

XC4000 - Are devices real or fake? Are the devices counterfeit?


Are devices real or fake?

Can I tell if devices are counterfeit?


If the devices are not purchased from an authorized distribution or sales source (even if the Lot Code is correct), Xilinx cannot guarantee that the devices are real. 

It is also possible that they are real devices but might not have been handled correctly, meaning the functionality or reliability of the devices could have been affected.

Xilinx cannot assist in determining if the devices are real or fake. 

For the list of Xilinx authorized distributors see:

All Xilinx parts are covered by this answer record.

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
33556 XC4000 Families - Frequently asked hardware related questions N/A N/A
AR# 33557
Date 07/09/2018
Status Active
Type General Article