SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced first shipments of its Virtex®-7 2000T Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), the world’s highest-capacity programmable logic device built using 6.8 billion transistors, providing customers access to an unprecedented 2 million logic cells, equivalent to 20 million ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) gates, for system integration, ASIC replacement, and ASIC prototyping and emulation.
(InfoHQ.com Comment: Think of FPGAs and ASICs as systems on a chip, like those used in smartphones. So could a smartphone made with this new super capacity FPGA chip be twice as fast as current models?)
This capacity is made possible by Xilinx’s Stacked Silicon Interconnect technology, the first application of 2.5-D IC stacking that gives customers twice the capacity of competing devices and leaping ahead of what Moore’s Law could otherwise offer in a monolithic 28-nanometer (nm) FPGA. Customers are using Xilinx’s Virtex-7 2000T FPGA to replace large capacity ASICs to achieve overall comparable total costs in a third of the time, creating integrated systems that increase system bandwidth and reduce power by eliminating I/O interconnect, and accelerating the prototyping and emulation of advanced ASIC systems.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com/.