Xilinx has begun shipping their Artix-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family. The first device to ship is the Artix-7 A100T FPGA. Production qualification is scheduled for the first quarter of CY2013. The devices are ideal for edge applications. Designers can start developing Artix-7 family designs now with Xilinx design tools.
The Artix-7 FPGA family features 65% lower static and 50% lower dynamic power consumption than previous generation devices. It has up to sixteen 6.6 Gb/s transceivers that can help builders of portable ultrasound equipment achieve the highest image resolution for meeting JESD204B high speed serial interface standards. In addition, Artix-7 FPGAs can extend battery life and meet safety standards while implementing a 128-channel beam former at 40% less power than alternative FPGA devices.
The Artix-7 family uses TSMC’s High-Performance, Low-Power (HPL) 28nm process. As a result, engineers can achieve sub-watt total power consumption for battery powered applications like secure software defined military radios. Artix-7 devices can offer 35% lower power consumption compared to competing solutions. Designers can also combine the latest encryption IP and modem functions on a single chip for meeting size requirements while lowering BOM. In addition, the integrated DSP capabilities in the largest member offers 1,306 GMACs of signal processing performance for wideband waveforms, which is more than three times the competition.
Artix-7 FPGA Features
- Up to 360K LCs; AXI IP and Agile Mixed Signal integration
- Up to 16 x 6.6G GTs, 1,306 GMACs, 19Mb BRAM, 1.2Gb/s LVDS, DDR3-1066
- Small wire bond packaging and up to $5 analog component savings
- 65% lower static and 50% lower power than 45nm generation devices
- Scalable optimized architecture, comprehensive tool, IP and TDPs
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