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I/O-intensive FPGAs

27 January 2016 Programmable Logic

Targeted specifically at cost-sensitive, I/O intensive designs, Xilinx has released the Spartan-7 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It will address connectivity requirements across a breadth of markets including automotive, consumer, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), data centre, wired and wireless communications, and portable medical solutions.

All the devices will be supported on the no-cost Vivado Design Suite WebPACK Edition, as well as the Vivado Design and System ­Editions, to speed time to integration and implementation. The small form factor packages will provide up to fourfold price/performance-per-watt improvement over previous generations for flexible connectivity, interface bridging and companion chip functionality.

The new family will be co-optimised with the Vivado Design Suite to deliver an IP- and system-centric development environment to address short development cycle requirements and aggressive time-to-market pressures common in cost-conscious markets. The Spartan-7 FPGA family will extend the existing Xilinx 7 Series portfolio, implemented in TSMC’s 28 nm HPL process.

For more information contact Erich Nast, Avnet South Africa, +27 (0)11 319 8600, erich.nast@avnet.eu, www.avnet.co.za



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