17 Jul '12, 3pm

Xilinx Artix-7 FPGAs – For applications on the "edge" @XilinxInc

Xilinx Artix-7 FPGAs – For applications on the "edge" @XilinxInc

have announced the first shipments of their Artix-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family. The new devices extend the reach of FPGA technology to applications requiring performance capabilities traditionally served by Virtex-class FPGAs, but with the form-factor of a small, low-cost programmable device. The Artix-7 family is being targeted toward applications at the "edge" – but what does this mean? Basically, these devices are focused at applications that demand a combination of best-in-class performance with low power consumption, a small form factor, and low cost -- in a nutshell, space-, power-, and cost-constrained applications. Think about things like ultrasound systems, which used to occupy a room and required you to go to the hospital for a scan. Now you find them in doctor's offices, which means that they have to be smaller, cheaper, and consume less power w...

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