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Fast, Simple, and Risk-free Cost Reduction for Virtex-7 FPGAs

EasyPath™- FPGAs deliver the lowest total cost of ownership for high performance FPGAs. Leverage Kintex™-7 and Virtex®-7 FPGA flexibility to rapidly prototype your system and ramp to production. Once the design no longer requires the full programmability of standard FPGAs, you can transition to EasyPath-7 FPGAs to reduce unit cost. Unlike alternative FPGA cost-reduction solutions, transitioning to EasyPath-7 FPGAs can be as quick as six weeks and requires no design conversion or device requalification from the user.

Conversion-free Cost-reduction Path

  • EasyPath-7 FPGAs are architecturally identical to Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGAs
    • Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA designs migrate to EasyPath-7 FPGAs with no changes
    • IP transfers flawlessly
    • Cost reduction with no additional design or re-qualification effort
  • All Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA capabilities are supported including:
    • Multi-gigabit serial transceivers
    • PCI Express® endpoint blocks
    • Tri-mode Ethernet MACs
    • XADC / System Monitor blocks
    • DSP48E slices and much more
  • Complete flexibility to move between standard and EasyPath-7 FPGAs during production
    • Fully utilize all FPGA resources without any restriction of future "cost-reduction" silicon
    • Respond to dynamic market conditions by switching between FPGAs and EasyPath-7 FPGAs during production or end-of-life

Lowest Total Product Cost

  • Six weeks conversion time
  • Zero re-engineering cost
  • Zero risk of functionality or timing mismatch
  • Zero re-qualification cost
  • Zero risk of cost over-runs due to silicon respins
  • Competitive NRE for 28nm solution
  • Guaranteed 35% price reduction*

*Relative to Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA price book at same volume quantity.

Key Documentation

Name File Size Modified Date
FPGA vs ASIC Approach to Complex System Design - by Semico 174 KB 05/07/2012
EasyPath-7 Product Brief 943 KB 11/09/2011
EasyPath-7 FPGA Frequently Asked Questions 30 KB 03/02/2012
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