FPGAs for cost-sensitive applications needing high-end features

08-07-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Xilinx Artix-7 FPGAs, available now from Mouser, provide a cost-optimised performance in categories comprising logic, embedded memory, LVDS I/O, signal processing, memory interfaces, and in particular, transceivers. The devices are perfect for cost-sensitive applications that require high-end features.

Optimised for Xilinx FPGAs, the MicroBlaze CPU is a highly configurable 32-bit RISC processor providing fast deployment and presets for Microcontroller, Real-Time Processor, and Application Processor use cases. The FPGAs provide other system integration capabilities such as integrated, advanced AMS technology. Analog is the next level of integration that is efficiently achieved with the independent dual 12-bit, 1MSPS, 17-channel analog-to-digital converters in the company's FPGAs.

The FPGAs are part of the All Programmable Cost-Optimized Portfolio that includes Spartan-6 and Spartan-7 FPGAs, which offer I/O optimization, and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs, which gives system integration and optimisation for applications. The FPGAs feature a small, compact footprint and packaging.

Typical applications 64-channel portable ultrasound; wireless backhaul: point-to-point 1024QAM microwave modem; multi-protocol machine vision camera; programmable logic controller; and battery powered software defined radio.