Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGA Devices

Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGA devices support 40Gbps and 100Gbps line cards with flexible port configurations including 1x40Gbps, 4x10Gbps, 1x100Gbps and 10x10Gbps. Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs offer the industry’s highest serial bandwidth through a combination of 6.6Gbps GTX transceivers and 11.18Gbps GTH transceivers. Virtex-6 HXT FPGA devices support the optical requirements of next generation communications equipment without the need for external re-timer circuitry through transceiver jitter performance. Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs are shipping now. Engineers can start their designs immediately with the ISE Design Suite version 12.3. The devices are ideal for packet and transport, switch fabric, video switching, and imaging equipment.

Virtex-6 HXT FPGA Highlights

  • Industry’s highest bserial andwidth FPGA
  • Optimized for communication, switching, and imaging systems
  • Most efficient FPGA solution for 40G, 100G, and multi-protocol systems
  • Validated interoperability with industry leading optical transceiver suppliers
  • Seamlessly interface to industry standard SFP+, XFP, and CFP optical modules at line rates up to 11.18Gbps
  • Jitter performance of sub 500 fs rms random jitter at 11.18Gbps
  • Optimized for applications that require ultra high-speed serial connectivity
  • 6.6Gbps GTX transceivers and 11.18Gbps GTH transceivers
  • Optimized for 10G signaling – including Transmit (Tx) pre-emphasis, Receive (Rx) linear equalization
  • Decision Feedback Equalizer (DFE) to meet the tough jitter requirements
  • Lower jitter with FE and EQ circuits
  • Higher total transceiver count and more BRAM
  • Highest number of SERDES capabilities
  • Design topology that isolates the analog circuits from the noisy digital logic and IO
  • All serial pins isolated from parallel IO
  • In-package power planes and capacitors
  • Sparse-chevron pinout resulting in 40 dB of isolation between Tx and Rx and 30dB of isolation between channels
  • Enables designers to interface to optical modules directly without the need for external re-timers
  • Reduces bill-of-materials cost, power dissipation and board real estate

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