Xilinx has increased the peak processing performance of their Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family to 1 GHz. In addition, the Zynq-7000 is now available in a smaller CLG225 form factor packaging (13 x 13mm) to enable higher system performance and programmable systems integration. The first Zynq-7045 device is currently shipping to Early Access customers. Broader availability will begin next quarter.
The Zynq-7045 device is the largest member of Xilinx’s family of All Programmable SoCs. It has over 5 million equivalent ASIC gates (350k logic cells), sixteen 12.5 Gb/s serial transceivers and 1334 GMACS of peak DSP performance. The Zynq-7045 features a hard PCIe Gen2 x8 block, (PCIe x8 Gen3 can be implemented using a soft core in the programmable logic), with high performance SelectIO technology supporting up to 1866 Mb/s for additional DDR3 memory interfaces and 1.6 Gb/s for LVDS interfaces in DDR mode.
As a result of the tight integration between the ARM processing sub-system and programmable logic, designers who would otherwise require multiple chips to achieve their processing requirements can lower BOM while optimizing applications with better performance and lower power consumption with just a single chip.
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs are the first tightly integrated hardware, software and I/O all-programmable devices in the industry. They are ideal for high-end image and graphic processing applications within the medical, Aerospace and Defense (A&D) markets, and computationally intensive systems targeting wired and wireless equipment.
The 1 GHz performance benchmark is a 25% improvement over initial specifications for the two largest Zynq-7000 devices. As a result, the Zynq-7000 family can meet the performance requirements of even more applications than previously anticipated, especially for systems involving heavy-duty image or signal processing where customers need high-end processing capabilities in a single chip.
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