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Virtex-6 FPGA Family

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    Virtex-6 Product Table

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The Virtex®-6 FPGA family is the high-performance silicon foundation for Targeted Design Platforms. Consuming 50% lower power and delivering 20% lower cost than the previous generation, the new family is built with the right mix of programmability, integrated blocks for DSP, memory, and connectivity support - including high-speed transceiver capabilities - to satisfy the insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and higher performance.

Virtex-6 FPGA Family Benefits

  • Achieve a one speed-grade performance gain with second-generation ExpressFabric™ technology, 600MHz clocking technology and performance-tuned IP blocks
  • Build high-bandwidth interfaces for DDR3 memory with flexible SelectIO™ technology
  • Accelerate DSP performance with DSP48E1 slices
  • Advanced 40nm process, architecture, tools, and system level optimizations reduce core power by 30%
  • Low-voltage option increases power savings by 50% without significant performance penalties
  • Enhanced SelectIO technology reduces I/O power by up to 50%
  • Choose between two varieties of low-power serial transceivers offering bandwidth in excess of 11Gbps
  • Obtain assured compliance with popular standards such as 10/40/100G Ethernet, OTU-1/2/4, PCI Express®, OC-48, XAUI, SRIO, and HD-SDI
  • Implement widely-used interfaces with second-generation integrated PCI Express blocks and third-generation Tri-mode Ethernet MAC blocks
  • Integrate multiple functions into a single PCIe®-enabled (Gen1 and Gen2) FPGA supporting x1, x2, x4, and x8

Platforms and Solutions

Virtex-6 FPGA Comparison Table

Features LXT SXT HXT
High-performance Logic
High-density ASIC prototyping logic
General purpose processing
Digital signal processing
Ultra-high performance digital signal processing
Low-power serial I/O
Serial I/O bandwidth

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