07-13-2012 08:18 AM
I read the datasheet and looked on the website for more information but could not find how the date code is marked on this device. Often times the date code for other chips is in a YYWW format, but this isn't. Can anyone tell me the year and week of this chip?
Thanks for the help!
07-13-2012 08:30 AM - edited 07-13-2012 08:30 AM
Please contact your Xilinx authorized distributor to answer these questions.
There is a spate of bogus remarked chips out there 'pretending' to be Xilinx die. They may, or may not be Xilinx die, and are often not the die that the package is marked with.
It is very profitable to pull scrap chips off boards, sand them down, and re-mark them, and sell them. It is called the counterfeit chip market, and that is why if you do not buy from an authorized Xilinx distributor, you are all on your own.
07-13-2012 08:52 AM
07-13-2012 09:00 AM - edited 07-13-2012 09:00 AM
and they received the same answer we just gave you....
07-13-2012 09:02 AM
No, they had date and lot code verified as non authentic. I'm not even asking about authenticity, I just need to know the date code of that part.