16nm Finfet shipping in Ultrascale FPGAs – Xilinx

January 29, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Xilinx has announced that it has made a “first customer shipment” of the Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA, which it describes as the first high-end FinFET FPGA built using TSMC’s 16FF+ process. Ultrascale+ is the architecture behind Xilinx’ latest generation of high-end FPGAs; the company says it has over 100 “engagements” on the technology stage; and has shipped devices and/or boards to over sixty of these customers.

Together with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs and Kintex UltraScale+ FPGAs, Xilinx says it now has availability of the three families in its 16nm portfolio. Virtex UltraScale+ features capabilities including 32G transceivers, PCIe Gen 4 integrated cores, and UltraRAM on-chip memory technology; Xilinx configured the parts for duties in areas such as next generation data centre, 400G and terabit wired communications, test and measurement, and aerospace and defence.

The UltraScale+ portfolio is supported in the current release of the Vivado Design Suite 2015.4; there is a video demonstration of the Virtex UltraScale+ device at www.xilinx.com/video/fpga/virtex-ultrascale-plus-32-gigabit-gty-power-optimized-transceiver.html

Xilinx; www.xilinx.com