Automotive-grade XA Spartan-3A FPGA Family

The XA Spartan®-3A FPGA is the world’s lowest cost I/O optimized full feature platform of four devices with system gates ranging from 200K to 1.4M gates, and I/Os ranging from 195 to 375 I/Os, with density migration.

XA Spartan-3A FPGA Family Benefits

  • Large selection of device/package options
  • Industry’s most comprehensive IP library
  • Leading embedded and DSP solutions
  • Efficient, cost-effective board designs
  • Allows use of fewer components
  • Increased system reliability by eliminating external components
  • Unique Device DNA serial number (57-bits) helps prevent design cloning, unauthorized overbuilding and reverse engineering
  • Secure mechanism to deliver IP
  • Customizable algorithms for security as well as responses to failures
  • Extended temperature range with XA FPGAs available in Automotive I grade (Tj = -40°C to +100°C) and Automotive Q grade (Tj = -40°C to +125°C)
  • Pb free packaging to meet the RoHS directive

XA Spartan-3 FPGA Features

Features XA Spartan-3E XA Spartan-3A XA Spartan-3A DSP
Dual power management modes
Device DNA security
DSP48A Slice - - 84 - 126
Embedded processing
Multi level memory architecture 4 4 4
Leading connectivity platform
Configurable logic blocks (CLB)
Precise clock management resources
Comprehensive configuration capabilities

What applications is this good for?

Possible applications include:

  • Automotive hybrid cluster systems where Spartan-3A brings flexibility and scalability as well as:
    • Capability to drive individual LEDs for color and brightness in cluster backlighting
    • High pin count for pin-intensive PWM applications (analog gauges in hybrid clusters)
    • LVDS/RSDS I/O for direct link to displays
    • Graphics acceleration and video capability through scalable IP in both hybrid and reconfigurable clusters

Key Documents

Name File Size Modified Date
XA Spartan-3A Automotive FPGA Family Data Sheet 1.81 MB 04/22/2011
Automotive Brochure