Xilinx takes its Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC to 1 GHz - Embedded.com

Xilinx takes its Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC to 1 GHz


Xilinx, Inc. has increased the peak processing performance of the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family to 1 GHz, and is also providing smaller form factor packaging to enable higher system performance and programmable systems integration. The enhanced ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore SoCs are designed to suit high-end image and graphic processing applications within the medical, Aerospace and Defense markets, as well as computationally intensive systems targeting wired and wireless equipment. Xilinx claims that the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs are the first tightly integrated hardware, software and I/O ‘all programmable’ devices in the industry.

The Zynq-7045 device is the largest member of Xilinx’s family of All Programmable SoCs with more than 5 million equivalent ASIC gates (350k logic cells), sixteen 12.5 Gb/s serial transceivers and 1334 GMACS of peak DSP performance. The Zynq-7045 devices pushes programmable systems integration a step further by providing a hard PCIe Gen2 x8 block, (PCIe x8 Gen3 can be implemented using a soft core in the programmable logic), with high performance SelectIO technology supporting up to 1866 Mb/s for additional DDR3 memory interfaces and 1.6 Gb/s for LVDS interfaces in DDR mode.

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Xilinx has also added the CLG225 package, a small, 13 x 13mm package for Zynq-7010 devices, supporting programmable system integration for more space constrained applications, such as industrial motor control and imaging, camera-based driver assistance systems, portable medical imaging equipment and a variety of consumer products.

To learn more about Zynq-7045 devices, watch Xilinx’s newest video , which showcases several functionalities, including hardware acceleration using programmable logic for a video application, PCIe Gen2 data transfers, and a soft CPRI core showing 9.8 Gb/s operations.

Zynq-7045 devices are currently shipping to select Early Access customers. Broader availability will begin next quarter.

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