Xilinx Inc. has introduced its Spartan line of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) designed for cost-sensitive applications needing to address current and future connectivity requirements.
The Spartan 7 family will deliver high I/O ratios in small form factor packages that are critical component for cost-sensitive markets, Xilinx says. The FPGA family will deliver 4X price-performance-per-watt improvement over previous Spartan generations allowing for flexible connectivity, interface bridging and companion chip functionality.
The devices are targeted at applications in the automotive, consumer, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), data center, wired and wireless communications and portable medical solutions. The Spartan 7 family is supported by the no-cost Vivado Design suite WebPACK edition, as well as the Vivado Design and System Editions for faster integration time and implementation, the company says.
The Spartan 7 FPGAs will be built using TSMC’s 28nm high-k metal gates (HPL) technology, which is similar to other Series 7 devices from Xilinx.
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