Xilinx’s FPGA chip series naming

March 20, 2024
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Xilinx’s FPGA chip series naming

Brief introduction

Xilinx is one of the industry’s leading programmable logic devices (FPGA) manufacturers.Its FPGA chip series is widely used in the fields of communications, computing, and embedded systems, and has been favored due to its high performance, reliability and flexibility.This article will introduce Xilinx’s FPGA chip series naming rules to help readers better understand Xilinx products.

Kintex series

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The Kintex series is Xilinx’s mid-to-high-end FPGA series. Its naming rules are Kintex-7, Kintex-Ultrascale, Kintex-Ultrascale+, etc.Among them, the number 7 represents the algebra of this series, and Ultrascale and Ultrascale+represent the version of the FPGA.The Kintex series has the characteristics of high performance, low power consumption, and price advantage, and has widely used applications in applications such as high -speed communications and video processing.

Virtex series

The Virtex series is the high-end FPGA series of Xilinx. Its naming rules are Virtex-5, Virtex-6, Virtex-7, Virtex-Ultrascale, Virtex-UltraScale+, etc.Among them, numbers 5, 6, and 7 represent the algebra of this series, and Ultrascale and Ultrascale+represent the version of FPGA.The Virtex series emphasizes high -performance, flexibility and scalability, and is widely used in the fields of high -end network processing, high -performance computing, and optical communication.

ARTIX series

The ARTIX series is the low-end FPGA series of Xilinx. Its naming rules are Artix-7, Artix-7P, etc.Among them, the number 7 represents the algebra, P represents the version of FPGA.The ARTIX series has the characteristics of low cost, low power consumption, programming, and is widely used in low -end video processing and industrial control.

Spartan series

The Spartan series is the low-end FPGA series of Xilinx. Its naming rules are Spartan-6, Spartan-7, etc.Among them, the number 6 and 7 represent the algebra.The Spartan series is Xilinx’s most economical and programmable FPGA, which can be applied to audio and video processing.

Zynq series

The Zynq series is the ARM+FPGA series of Xilinx, which integrates the FPGA with the core of ARM such as Cortex-A9.Its naming rules are Zynq-7000, Zynq-Ultrascale+, etc.Among them, the number 7000 represents the algebra of FPGA, and Ultrascale+represents the version of the FPGA.The Zynq series has high performance, flexibility and scalability, and is widely used in embedded vision, drones and other fields.

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UltraScale series

The Ultrascale series is the FPGA series of Xilinx. Its naming rules are Ultrascale, Ultrascale+, etc.It represents the latest craft node of Xilinx, which uses a 20nm process, and its performance has been rapidly improved.This series has the characteristics of low power consumption, high -performance, high -speed serial communication and video processing, and has good market competitiveness.

MPSOC series

The MPSOC series is Xilinx’s high -end FPGA series, which is named Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSOC.It is characterized by adding the ARM core and DSP module to the FPGA chip, which provides more hardware resources and processing capabilities, so that the processing speed and efficiency of FPGA have been improved.This series is widely used in visual recognition, networking and other fields.

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Versal series

Xilinx released the new Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) product -Versal series in 2019.This series integrates high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-A72 and 72 AI engine cores, providing the industry’s highest universal data centers, networks and 5G wireless applications, as well as more powerful AI processing and memory bandwidth.

Alveo series

The Alveo series is the data center acceleration card series launched by Xilinx, which is used to accelerate the application of cloud computing, data centers and other fields.It uses Xilinx FPGA technology to provide unprecedented processing speed and efficiency.The Alveo series is based on UltraScale+and Versal architecture, providing extremely high performance and flexibility, and is one of the leading products in the current data center acceleration card market.

in conclusion

Xilinx’s FPGA chip series naming rules are clear and clear, and you can easily understand its algebra, versions and characteristics from the naming.Xilinx has a complete FPGA product line from low -end to high -end, providing the best solution for various application scenarios.In the future, Xilinx’s ACAP technology will bring more efficient, flexible and scalable solutions to the market.