As described in XCN12026,Xilinx retracted PDN Notice XCN11003 in September 2011 with a two year extension of production capability. XCN12026notification is to inform customers that the extension for Virtex (Virtex-E/-EM, Virtex-II and EasyPath Virtex-II families) and Spartan (Spartan-IIE family) FPGA products listed in XCN11003 is ending.
What are the recommended replacements for these devices?
What other resources are available for these devices?
There are no pin-compatible replacements for these families. It is strongly recommended that customers forecast requirements for the lifetime of their products and place a last time buy order to cover their manufacturing needs. However, if this is not possible, then a redesign to a newer product family is necessary. If you are redesigning to a new family, it is recommended that you discuss your requirements with your FAE or Distributor FAE who can assist you in your product selection.
For a list of Distributor FAEs, see: http://www.xilinx.com/company/contact/index.htm
Some things to consider when selecting a device are: I/O voltage compatibility, I/O count, and required logic cells. From the Silicon Devices page you can select the product tables for each family. For example, the Spartan-6 Product table: http://www.xilinx.com/publications/prod_mktg/Spartan6_Product_Table.pdf
Note: For information on long storage of Xilinx devices, see (Xilinx Answer 18120).
For furtherinformation concerning support for devices covered by XCN2026/XCN11003, see the following Answer Records:
Configurations issues are coveredby (Xilinx Answer 40756).
Fabric issues are covered by (Xilinx Answer 41516).
Boards and Kits are covered by (Xilinx Answer 40757).