Xilinx FPGAs Offer High-Performance, Low-Power, Low-Cost Silicon Devices

By: Xilinx  05/12/2011
Keywords: integrated circuits, Semiconductor Devices, Application Specific Integrated Circuits

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are programmable semiconductor devices that are based around a matrix of configurable logic blocks (CLBs) connected via programmable interconnects. As opposed to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) where the device is custom built for the particular design, FPGAs can be programmed to the desired application or functionality requirements.

FPGA Comparison Table

Logic Cells 352,000 480,000 2,000,000 150,000 760,000
BlockRAM 19Mb 34Mb 85Mb 4.8Mb 38Mb
DSP Slices 1,040 1,920 5,280 180 2,016
DSP Performance (symmetric FIR) 1,129GMACS 2,450GMACS 6,737GMACS 140GMACS 2,419GMACS
Transceiver Count 16 32 96 8 72
Transceiver Speed 6.6Gb/s 12.5Gb/s 28.05Gb/s 3.2Gb/s 11.18Gb/s
Total Transceiver Bandwidth (full duplex) 211Gb/s 800Gb/s 2,784Gb/s 50Gb/s 536Gb/s
Memory Interface (DDR3) 1,066Mb/s 1,866Mb/s 1,866Mb/s 800Mb/s 1,066Mb/s
PCI Express® Interface Gen2x4 Gen2x8 Gen3x8 Gen1x1 Gen2x8
Agile Mixed Signal (AMS)/XADC Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Configuration AES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
I/O Pins 600 500 1,200 576 1,200
I/O Voltage 1.2V, 1.35V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V 1.2V, 1.35V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V 1.2V, 1.35V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V
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Keywords: Application Specific Integrated Circuits, integrated circuits, Programmable Gate Arrays, Semiconductor Devices,

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