Xilinx Virtex-7 HT FPGA Devices

Xilinx introduced their 28nm Virtex-7 HT FPGA device. The Virtex-7 HT line offers 28Gbps serial transceiver performance and is ideal for next generation 100-400Gbps applications. According to Xilinx, the Virtex-7 HT devices feature the industry’s highest-speed and lowest jitter serial transceivers available in an FPGA to support stringent optical and backplane protocols. ISE Design Suite software tool support for Virtex-7 FPGAs is available now. The first Virtex-7 HT FPGA devices will be available in the first half of 2012.

Xilinx Virtex-7 HT FPGA Devices

Xilinx Virtex-7 HT FPGA Highlights

  • Enables communication equipment vendors to develop the integrated, high-bandwidth-efficient systems
  • Built with four to sixteen 28Gbps transceivers complying with OIF CEI-28G (Optical Internetworking Forum’s Common Electrical I/O)
  • Designed to interface to next generation CFP2 and QSFP2 optical modules
  • Up to seventy-two 13.1Gbps transceivers
  • Up to 2.8Tbps full duplex throughput
  • 2x the logic capacity, 1.3x greater memory bandwidth, 2x better static power efficiency, and 2.7x higher bandwidth over comparable competing devices
  • Ideal for 100Gbps line cards supporting OTU-4 (Optical Transfer Unit) transponders, muxponders or SAR (Service Aggregation Router), lower cost 120Gbps packet processing line cards for high demanding data processing, multiple 100G Ethernet ports bridges, 400Gbps Ethernet line cards, base stations and remote radio heads with 19.6Gbps CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface) requirements, and 100Gbps and 400Gbps test equipment

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