DSP48 Block

The most complex computational block available in a Xilinx FPGA and the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC PL is the DSP48 block shown below.

The DSP48 block is an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) embedded into the fabric of the FPGA and is composed of a chain of three different blocks. The computational chain in the DSP48 contains an add/subtract unit connected to a multiplier connected to a final add/subtract/accumulate engine. This chain allows a single DSP48 unit to implement functions of the form:



P +=Bx(A+D)

The DSP48 block can be utilized by SDSoC to perform a lot of the computational load within hardware functions. The synthesis flow inside the SDSoC tool targets this block automatically.