Xilinx Ships First Virtex UltraScale FPGA and Expands Industry's Only 20nm High-End Family for 500G on a Single Chip
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Press release date: May 13, 2014
Virtex UltraScale Delivers Quality High-End Devices a Generation Ahead of its Competition
SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the first customer shipment of the Virtex® UltraScale(TM) VU095 All Programmable FPGA, and the expansion of the industry's only 20nm high-end family to enable single chip implementation of 400G and 500G applications. The Virtex UltraScale VU095 device provides unprecedented levels of performance, system integration, and bandwidth for a wide range of applications, such as wired communication, test and measurement, aerospace and defense, and data center. Xilinx also added the VU190 FPGA to the Virtex UltraScale family, which combines nearly two million logic cells with over 130 Mb on-chip RAM, over a thousand parallel I/O pins, and up to 120 serial transceivers.
The Virtex UltraScale ASIC-class family provides the industry's only programmable path to > 2X system level performance and integration with up to 50% power reduction, leveraging a combination of FPGA and production proven 3D IC technologies that provide customers an extra generation of value. The family is co-optimized with the Vivado® Design Suite and UltraFast(TM) design methodology for productivity, predictability and outstanding device utilization without performance degradation. The family incorporates 32.75 Gb/s transceivers for chip-to-chip, chip-to-optics, and 28G backplanes, and features multiple integrated ASIC-class 100G Ethernet and 150G Interlaken cores. Xilinx® SmartCORE(TM) and LogiCORE(TM) solutions provide proven IP cores that address a broad spectrum of functional building blocks for UltraScale designs. UltraScale 20nm devices also offer a seamless footprint migration to future UltraScale 16 nm FinFET based devices.
"With the availability of the VU095 device, customers can start implementing their most demanding designs today," said Dave Myron, senior director of FPGA product management at Xilinx. "The addition of the Virtex UltraScale VU190 FPGA is a disruptive technology milestone that enables our customers to deliver highly integrated, ultra high performance systems a generation ahead of other alternatives."
Initial Virtex UltraScale device samples are shipping now. Vivado Design Suite supporting UltraScale devices is now available. Visit www.xilinx.com/virtex-ultrascale for more information.
About 20 nm UltraScale Family
Xilinx UltraScale devices deliver an ASIC-class advantage with the industry's only ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the ASIC-strength Vivado Design Suite and UltraFast design methodology. Based on TSMC's 20SoC process technology, UltraScale enables >2X realizable system performance and integration, and only consumes up to half the power relative to currently available solutions. These devices include next-generation interconnect, ASIC-like clocking, significant enhancements to the logic fabric, and 2(nd) generation, production proven 3D IC technology that eliminates system level bottlenecks and enables consistently high device utilization without performance degradation.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
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