Xilinx cost-optimized portfolio

The expansion of Xilinx’s cost-optimized silicon portfolio targets a wide range of applications including Embedded Vision and Industrial IoT. Whether scaling a multi-sensor camera’s functionality on a factory floor, or developing a smart drone with an innovative guidance system based on sensor fusion, designers can take advantage of the Xilinx® FPGA and SoC offerings across the portfolio for part or all of the system. The expanded Xilinx Spartan®, Artix®, and Zynq® product families address next generation any-to-any connectivity, sensor fusion, precision control, image processing, analytics, and safety and security.

The Xilinx All Programmable Cost-Optimized Portfolio comprises four families that are optimized for specific capabilities:

  • Spartan®-6: FPGA for I/O optimization
  • Spartan-7: FPGAs for I/O optimization with the highest performance-per-watt
  • Artix®-7: FPGAs for transceiver optimization and highest DSP bandwidth
  • Zynq®-7000: All Programmable SoCs for system optimization with scalable processor integration
 

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The new Spartan-7 family offers the industry’s only 28nm-based FPGA in an 8x8mm package, enabling the portfolio’s most cost-efficient connectivity solution for both legacy and cutting-edge interfaces, while delivering the highest performance-per-watt sensor fusion and precision control in a small form factor.

 
Value Features
Programmable System
Integration
  • High pin-count to logic ratio for I/O connectivity
  • MicroBlaze™ processor soft IP
  • Integrated security and monitoring
Increased System
Performance
  • 30% faster performance than 45nm generation devices
  • Up to 1.25Gb/s LVDS
  • 25.6Gb/s peak DDR3-800 memory bandwidth with flexible, soft memory controller
BOM Cost Reduction
  • XADC and SYSMON for integrating discrete analog and monitoring circuitry
  • Cost-optimized for system I/O expansion
Total Power Reduction
  • 1.0V core voltage or 0.95V core voltage option
  • 50% lower total power than 45nm generation devices
Accelerated Design
Productivity
  • Enabled by Vivado® HLx Design Suite WebPack™
  • Correct-by-construction block-level design with Vivado IP Integrator
  • Scalable optimized architecture, comprehensive tools and IP reuse
 

The newly added Artix-7 devices extend the family’s industry leadership in transceiver and signal processing performance.  These new FPGAs provide best-in-class image processing bandwidth in multi-sensor embedded vision with greater power efficiency at small densities.

 
Value Features
Programmable System Integration
  • Up to 215K LCs; AXI IP and Analog Mixed Signal integration
Increased System Performance
  • Up to 16 x 6.6G GTs, 930 GMAC/s, 13Mb BRAM, 1.2Gb/s LVDS, DDR3-1066
BOM Cost Reduction
  • Small wire bond packaging and up to $5 analog component savings
Total Power Reduction
  • 65% lower static and 50% lower power than 45nm generation devices
Accelerated Design Productivity
  • Scalable optimized architecture, comprehensive tools and IP
 

New Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC single core devices offer an even lower cost entry-point to a fully scalable, ARM® processor based Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC platform, delivering a cost-optimized single-chip solution for analytic functions and cloud connectivity. Utilized across the portfolio is a multi-layered approach to safety and security, including processor-driven secure boot and the latest generation bitstream encryption and authentication to address the growing concern of cybersecurity in the IoT. These portfolio extensions complement the recently announced dual core CG MPSoC products to provide a continuum of options of single to dual core A9 on 28nm process technology to dual core A53 on 16nm process technology.

 
Value Features
Smarter, Optimized, and Most Secure Solution
  • Innovative ARM® + FPGA architecture for differentiation, analytics & control
  • Extensive OS, middleware, stacks, accelerators, and IP ecosystem
  • Multiple levels of hardware and software security
Unmatched Integration, Performance, and Power
  • Integration delivering the de facto All Programmable platform
  • System level performance through optimized architecture
  • Architected to deliver lowest system power
Proven Productivity
  • Most flexible & scalable platform for maximum reuse and best TTM
  • Industry-leading design tools, C/C++, and Open CL design abstractions
  • Largest portfolio of SW & HW design tools, SoMs, design kits, and reference designs

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Cost-Optimized Product

A portfolio optimized for cost, bandwidth, power, and integration

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Cost-Optimized Portfolio

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$99, Artix-7 35T-based

This is a completely customizable development kit perfect for embedded designers looking for a flexible, low-power.