Pricing for both package options has been published. The 144-pin G4 device is priced at $20.90 for samples (1-99 units) and $9.00 for 100K-250K quantities. The 512-pin G4 device is priced at $31.30 for samples and $13.50 for 100K-250K quantities. The 512-pin BGA is available immediately; the 144-pin option will be available in January.
Designed for fast development cycles and priced to meet production cost requirements, this new class of programmable chips is ideal for a wide range of electronics applications that require custom capabilities and differentiating features. Using an array of event-driven processors, reprogrammable chips from XMOS implement logic gates, control engines and DSP functions. Designs for XMOS devices are done in the C language using design tools available in web-hosted and desktop versions.
XMOS VP/Marketing Richard Terrill commented, "We have selected an aggressive pricing curve that leads the industry in supporting new business growth and entrepreneurs. And to make it easy to evaluate and adopt our technology, we offer the $99 XC-1 development kit and free online design tools."Typical applications for the XS1-G4 device include networked audio appliances such as AV receivers and IP Speakers, display and lighting control (LED tiles), and industrial automation.