Dual-ARM-core variants lower entry-point for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs

June 16, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Xilinx has added streamlined dual-core members to its Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family of devices. The dual-core “CG” family members expand the Zynq MPSoC portfolio scalability, to include dual application and real-time processor combinations.

These dual-core devices add processing scalability at a lower cost entry point to the current Zynq UltraScale+ family, which offers quad ARM Cortex-A53s, dual Cortex-R5s, a graphics processing unit, and a video codec unit. Designers can choose from three device types within the scalable processing portfolio to address processing requirements across markets including motor control, sensor fusion, medical endoscopy, and handheld radios.


“The new members of the portfolio address our customers’ need for a scalable, common hardware platform, giving them flexibility with dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor solutions,” said Sumit Shah, senior SoC product line manager at Xilinx. “They address an even broader range of markets and applications, offer lower cost entry points, and are pin migration compatible across our entire Zynq UltraScale+ portfolio.”


The dual-core CG devices will be supported on the Vivado Design Suite, version 2016.3 in Q4 2016; designs can start immediately using existing Zynq UltraScale+ devices and migrating when the dual-core CG devices are available in 1H2017.


Xilinx; www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/soc/zynq-ultrascale-mpsoc.html