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High Speed Serial

Xilinx provides a broad portfolio of transceivers and supporting IP for applications ranging from low-cost consumer products to high-end networking systems. With the most widely used transceivers in the market, Xilinx solutions deliver the highest bandwidth, superior auto-adaptive equalization, and industry-leading productivity tools.

Xilinx Transceiver Offerings

The transceiver offerings cover the gamut of today’s high speed protocols. The GTH and GTY transceivers provide the low jitter required for demanding optical interconnects and feature world class auto-adaptive equalization with PCS features required for difficult backplane operation.

  • UltraScale+ GTR (6.0 Gb/s): Easiest integration of common protocols to the Zynq Processor Subsystem
  • UltraScale+ GTH (16.3 Gb/s): Low power & high performance for the toughest backplanes
  • UltraScale+ GTY (32.75 Gb/s): Maximum performance for the fastest optical and backplane applications; 33G transceivers for chip-to-chip, chip-to-optics, and 28G backplanes
  • UltraScale GTH (16.3 Gb/s): Low power & high performance for the toughest backplanes
  • UltraScale GTY (30.5 Gb/s): High performance for optical and backplane applications; 30G transceivers for chip-to-chip, chip-to-optics, and 28G backplanes
  • 7 Series GTP (6.6 Gb/s): Power optimized transceiver for consumer and legacy serial standards
  • 7 Series GTX (12.5 Gb/s): Lowest jitter and strongest equalization in a mid-range transceiver
  • 7 Series GTH (13.1 Gb/s): Backplane and optical performance through world class jitter and equalization
  • 7 Series GTZ (28.05 Gb/s): Highest rate, lowest jitter 28G transceiver in a 28nm FPGA
  • Spartan-6 GTP (3.2 Gb/s): Power and cost optimized transceiver for cost-sensitive applications

The table below shows the range of support within each device family:

  Type Max Performance1 Max Transceivers Peak Bandwidth2
Virtex UltraScale+ GTY 32.75 128 8,384 Gb/s
Kintex UltraScale+ GTH/GTY 16.3/32.75 44/32 3,268 Gb/s
Virtex UltraScale GTH/GTY 16.3/30.5 60/60 5,616  Gb/s
Kintex UltraScale GTH 16.3 64 2,086 Gb/s
Virtex-7 GTX/GTH/GTZ 12.5/13.1/28.05 56/96/163 2,784 Gb/s
Kintex-7 GTX 12.5 32 800 Gb/s
Artix-7 GTP 6.6 16 211 Gb/s
Zynq UltraScale+ GTR/GTH/GTY 6.0/16.3/32.75 4/44/28 3,268 Gb/s
Zynq-7000 GTX 12.5 16 400 Gb/s
Spartan-6 GTP 3.2 8 51 Gb/s

1: Gb/s
2: Combined transmit and receive
3: Max transceiver count found across multiple device families

Backplanes with Xilinx Transceivers

Leadership in auto-adaptive equalization means Xilinx Transceivers provide robust performance across the most challenging backplane applications. By building on the success of the DFE, CTLE and AGC in the 7 series GTX and the 10GBase-KR compliant 7 series GTH, the UltraScale and UltraScale+ GTH and GTY transceivers will provide performance for backplanes up to 16.3Gb/s and 28Gb/s respectively.

Optical Interconnects with Xilinx Transceivers

The body of the optical landscape continues to focus on the 10 Gb/s arena while the most cutting edge applications are moving to the latest 100G, 200G or even 400G options. The most popular SFP+ and XFP optics are supported directly by the 7 series GTX and GTH transceivers along with the UltraScale and UltraScale+ GTH and GTY transceivers. The latest 100G CFP2 are supported by both the 7 series GTZ and the GTY transceivers in the UltraScale and UltraScale+ portfolios. Xilinx transceivers can support these cutting edge optics by providing the lowest transmit jitter and huge receive margin to overcome optical dispersion.

UltraScale+ MPSoC High Speed IO

The Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC comes equipped with the all new GTR Transceiver. By equipping the ARMv8 processors with a transceiver and peripherals to support the most common serial interconnects, Xilinx has simplified the design process and reduced the overhead associated with interfacing to those interconnects.

Protocol Data Rate (Gb/s) Configuration
PCIe 2.0 2.5, 5.0 1x1, 1x2, 1x4
SATA 3.1 1.5, 3.0, 6.0 2x1
DisplayPort 1.2a Source 1.62, 2.7, 5.4 1x1, 1x2
USB 3.0 5.0 2x1
SGMII 1.25 4x1

UltraScale and 7 Series Transceiver Protocol Support

Xilinx provides a broad range of serial IP protocol support to accelerate design productivity:

Protocol 7 Series GTP 7 Series GTX 7 Series GTH 7 Series GTZ UltraScale GTH UltraScale GTY
PCI Express® Gen1, 2 Gen1, 2, 3 Gen1, 2, 3   Gen1, 2, 3, 4 Gen1, 2, 3, 4
QPI   6.4, 8.0G 6.4G   6.4, 9.6G  
Fibre Channel 4G 4G 4, 8G   4, 8, 14G 4, 8, 14G
SATA/SAS 1.5, 3, 6G 1.5, 3, 6G 1.5, 3, 6G   1.5, 3, 6G 1.5, 3, 6G
Aurora Up to 6.6G Up to 12.5G Up to 13.1G   Up to 16.3G Up to 32.75G
Protocol Rate (Gb/s) 7 Series GTP 7 Series GTX 7 Series GTH 7 Series GTZ UltraScale GTH UltraScale GTY
Gigabit Ethernet 1.25 QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, SGMII QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, SGMII QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, SGMII   QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, SGMII QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, SGMII
10G Ethernet 3.125 XAUI XAUI XAUI   XAUI XAUI
6.25 RXAUI RXAUI RXAUI   RXAUI RXAUI
10.3125   10GBase-R/ KR/SR/LR/ER 10GBase-R/ KR/SR/LR/ER   10GBase-R/ KR/SR/LR/ER 10GBase-R/ KR/SR/LR/ER
40G Ethernet 10.3125   40GBASE-R/ KR4, XLAUI, XLPPI 40GBASE-R/ KR4, XLAUI, XLPPI   40GBASE-R/ KR4, XLAUI, XLPPI 40GBASE-R/ KR4, XLAUI, XLPPI
100G Ethernet 10.3125   100GBASE-R/ CR10, CAUI-10, CPPI 100GBASE-R/ CR10, CAUI-10, CPPI 100GBASE-R/ CAUI-10, CPPI 100GBASE-R/ CR10, CAUI-10, CPPI 100GBASE-R/ CR10, CAUI-10, CPPI
25.78       CAUI-4   CAUI-4
OTU 0.62 - 32.57   OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-4 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192
SONET 0.62 - 32.57   OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-4 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192 OTU-2/3/4, OC-12,48,192
SFI-S     6.25G, 11.2G 6.25G, 11.2G   6.25G, 11.2G 6.25G, 11.2G
Interlaken -   Up to 12.5G Up to 13.1G   Up to 16.3G Up to 25.78G
CEI Electrical 4.976 - 6.375 6G 6G 6G   6G 6G
9.95 - 11.1   11G-SR/MR/LR 11G-SR/MR/LR   11G-SR/MR/LR 11G-SR/MR/LR
19.6 - 28.05       28G-VSR   28G-VSR, 25G-LR
PON     BPON, GPON, GEPON, 10GGPON, 10GEPON BPON, GPON, GEPON, 10GGPON, 10GEPON   BPON, GPON, GEPON, 10GGPON, 10GEPON BPON, GPON, GEPON, 10GGPON, 10GEPON
7 Series GTP 7 Series GTX 7 Series GTH 7 Series GTZ UltraScale GTH UltraScale GTY
CPRI 1.228, 3.072, 6.144G 1.228, 3.072, 6.144, 9.83G 1.228, 3.072, 6.144, 9.83G 1.228, 3.072, 6.144, 9.83, 16.3G 1.228, 3.072, 6.144, 9.83, 16.3G
Serial Rapid IO 1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25G 1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25G 1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25G 1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25G 1.25, 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25G
JESD204A/B Up to 6.6G Up to 12.5G Up to 12.5G   Up to 12.5G Up to 12.5G
Protocol 7 Series GTP 7 Series GTX 7 Series GTH 7 Series GTZ UltraScale GTH UltraScale GTY
SDI SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI

Accelerating Productivity for High Performance Designs

The Xilinx UltraScale+, UltraScale and 7 series transceiver portfolio delivers exceptional value to customers in the following areas:

FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) to a wide variety of protocols and interfaces

Key Documents & Media

Documentation

*For 7 Series GTZ Transceiver User Guide, contact your local sales representative

White Papers