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Xilinx Unveils Details for New 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs with High Bandwidth Memory and CCIX Technology

Four new devices deliver revolutionary increase in memory bandwidth needed for compute intensive applications

Nov 09, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today unveiled details for new 16nm Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs with HBM and CCIX technology. Containing the highest memory bandwidth available, these HBM-enabled FPGAs offer 20X higher memory bandwidth relative to a DDR4 DIMM and 4X less power per bit versus competing memory technologies. The new devices are architected to support the higher memory needs of compute-intensive applications such as machine learning, Ethernet connectivity, 8K video, and radar. They also contain CCIX IP, enabling cache-coherent acceleration to any CCIX-enabled processor to address compute acceleration applications.  

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"In package integration of DRAM represents a massive leap forward in memory bandwidth for high end FPGA-enabled applications," said Kirk Saban, senior director of FPGA and SoC Product Management at Xilinx. "HBM integration in our industry leading devices provides a clear path to multi-terabit memory bandwidth and our acceleration enhanced technology will enable efficient heterogeneous computing for our customers' most demanding workloads and applications." 

Based on the proven 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA family, which started sampling in 2015, the HBM-optimized Virtex UltraScale+ products offer the lowest-risk approach to HBM integration. The family is built using 3rd generation CoWoS technology—co-developed by TSMC and Xilinx and now the industry standard assembly for HBM integration. 

Detailed device tables and product documentation is available on all four new devices at https://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/fpga/virtex-ultrascale-plus.html.

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