Xilinx SmartCORE IP Target ASIC and ASSP Gaps

Xilinx SmartCORE IP

Xilinx has been acquiring and developing a SmartCORE IP portfolio and a critical mass of application specialists and services that leverage Xilinx’s All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, and 3D ICs. The company’s goal is to fill in the growing gaps in ASIC and ASSP offerings for next-generation smarter networks and data centers.

Xilinx’s solutions are ideal for engineers who need to rapidly create, differentiate, and evolve intelligent, fabric-centric data centers and software defined networks (SDN), ‘many-band’ self-organizing networks (SON) for LTE and LTE Advanced wireless HetNets, and 400G and Nx100G OTN solutions with high availability, low latency, low jitter, and high Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.

Xilinx SmartCORE IP are used in conjunction with the company’s ARM processor-based Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs, FPGAs, and 3D ICs. The IP provides the technology foundation needed to create an extremely wide range of next-generation applications ranging from data center security appliances and resource-optimizing TOR (top-of-rack) switches to extremely efficient mobile backhaul modems and smarter wired access equipment.

Designers can add their differentiating ‘secret sauce’ comprised of smarter, adaptable algorithms and functions by quickly assembling unique combinations of SmartCORE IP embodied in highly flexible Xilinx All Programmable devices. These differentiating elements can be implemented using programmable hardware and/or ARM processor-based programmable software. Xilinx helps customers optimize their designs during the early architecture design phase with applications specialists, and offers advanced design services for customers who require IP customization or full system design support.

More info: Xilinx Smarter Networks

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