Xilinx Spartan-6Q and Virtex-6Q Defense Grade FPGA Families

Xilinx introduced the Spartan-6Q and Virtex-6Q FPGA families. The new field programmable gate arrays are qualified for the rigorous requirements of the aerospace and defense market. Xilinx’s defense grade FPGA devices are 100% pin compatible to the commercial equivalent for seamless migration between prototyping and low rate initial production. They are fully tested and qualified to operate in extreme temperatures. The Virtex-6Q device’s ruggedized plastic packaging using standard lead content eliminates tin-whiskering concerns and protects against caustic processes.

Xilinx Spartan-6Q FPGA Family

  • Meets the needs of military communications (MILCOM)
  • Low power, low cost Information Assurance (IA) and Anti Tamper (AT) platform
  • Third generation IA (Single Chip Crypto Type-1)
  • Third generation AT capabilities (DoD 5000 series)
  • Increased secure SWaP-C, and high reliability
  • I and Q fully tested temperature range operation
  • Reduced power consumption for extended mission life
  • Reduced form factor for lighter/smaller mobile devices
  • Long term support with mask set control
  • Fabricated on a proven, low-power 45nm, dual-oxide process technology
  • Secure communications platform
  • Supported by the Xilinx ISE Design Suite

Xilinx Virtex-6Q FPGA Family

  • High performance, DO-254 enabled solutions with high reliability and low power for avionics
  • High performance DSP solutions with high reliability and low power for Electronic Warfare (EW) and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) applications
  • 3rd generation AT capabilities (DoD 5000 Series)
  • I and M fully tested temperature range operation
  • Built using third-generation Xilinx ASMBL architecture
  • 50% lower power and 20% lower cost than the previous generation
  • Operates on a 1.0v core voltage with an available 0.9v low-power option
  • Supported by ISE Design Suite and a library of 65nm Virtex 5 FPGA IP
  • Secure SWaP-C benefits
  • Ruggedized packaging
  • Long term support with mask set control

More information: Xilinx Aerospace and Defense