High-performance FPGA offers performance and cost-efficiency

24-05-2024 | WIN SOURCE | Semiconductors

The Xilinx Kintex-7 series, available now from WIN SOURCE, is designed to deliver an outstanding balance of performance and cost-efficiency for various high-performance applications. This FPGA employs the advanced 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process, greatly enhancing system performance and power efficiency, making it a versatile choice for modern electronic designs.

This XC7K160T-2FFG676C FPGA features 162,240 logic cells, greatly increasing its computational capabilities. It supports high-speed serial connectivity with integrated multi-gigabit transceivers, achieving data rates of up to 12.5Gb/s, essential for high-bandwidth applications such as data centres and telecommunications.

Key features include 11,700Kb of block RAM and 2,188 DSP slices, delivering robust support for complex DSP tasks. These attributes make the FPGA ideal for applications needing extensive data processing and handling capabilities, such as video processing and advanced scientific computing.

Advanced clock management is another highlight, with multiple CMTs combining PLL and Mixed-Mode Clock Managers. This feature provides precise timing control and reduced clock jitter, ensuring reliable performance in timing-critical applications.

The FPGA offers extensive I/O flexibility, with 400 user I/O pins supporting various I/O standards, ensuring seamless integration into various system architectures. Additionally, its on-chip Analog-to-Digital Converter (XADC) features dual 12-bit 1MSPS ADCs, improving its utility in mixed-signal applications such as industrial control systems and medical devices.

The FPGA is packaged in a high-performance flip-chip package, providing excellent signal integrity and efficient thermal management. This packaging is crucial for maintaining performance and reliability in demanding industrial and communication environments.

The FPGA is ideal for many applications, from high-speed networking and DSP to advanced medical imaging systems, providing developers and engineers with a versatile and powerful solution for improving system functionality.


By Seb Springall

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