Xilinx has announced the first shipments of its Virtex-7 2000T Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The Virtex-7 2000T is currently the world’s highest-capacity programmable logic device – it contains 6.8 billion transistors and provides users with 2 million logic cells, which is equivalent to 20 million ASIC gates. This high capacity makes the Virtex-7 2000T ideal for system integration, ASIC replacement, and ASIC prototyping and emulation.
The high capacity of the Virtex-7 2000T is made possible by Xilinx’s Stacked Silicon Interconnect (SSI) technology. This application of 2.5D IC stacking gives customers twice the capacity of competing devices and leaps ahead of what Moore’s Law could otherwise offer in a monolithic 28-nanometer (nm) FPGA.
Virtex-7 2000T FPGAs have sufficient capacity to replace large ASICs and achieve overall comparable total costs in a third of the time, creating integrated systems that increase system bandwidth and reduce power by eliminating I/O interconnect, and accelerating the prototyping and emulation of advanced ASIC systems.
Virtex-7 V2000T FPGA initial engineering samples are shipping now. Visit www.xilinx.com/virtex7 to see the demonstration of the first Virtex-7 2000T device utilizing over 70 percent of its resources at a fraction of the power of an equivalent design implemented in multiple FPGAs. Also, see the upcoming EE Times Webinar Xilinx FPG-Based System on a Chip Design on 1 November 2011.
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