Profile: Xilinx Inc (XLNX.O)
24 Apr 2015
Xilinx, Inc., incorporated on February 5, 1990, is a technology company. The Company is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies including: integrated circuits (IC) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLD), including programmable System on Chips (SoC) and three-dimensional ICs, or 3D ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx and various third-party verification and IP cores.
The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. The Company’s Product Families include: UltraScale Product Families, delivers application specific integrated circuits; 28 nanometer (nm) Product Families, provides K metal gate, and low power 28nm process technology; 40nm and 45nm Product Families, provides 40nm process technology; 65nm Product Families, offers Virtex-5 LX FPGAs for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs with serial connectivity, Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs digital signal processing (DSP) with serial connectivity, Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs with embedded processing and Virtex-5 TXT FPGAs for bandwidth serial connectivity; Other Product Families, offers single-chip, nonvolatile solutions characterized by instant-on and universal interconnect, and EasyPath field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), offer customers FPGA designs. The Company also offers Programmable Platforms, Design Tools, Development Boards, Kits and Configuration Products , and Engineering Services.
UltraScale Product Families
The Company delivers devices an application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) class advantage, based on the UltraScale architecture. These devices deliver next generation routing, ASIC like clocking, and logic and fabric to eliminate interconnect bottlenecks while supporting consistent device utilization of more than 90% without performance degradation. Kintex UltraScale FPGA represents the Company’s second generation mid-range FPGA family. Kintex UltraScale devices are designed to meet the requirements for the applications including next generation wired and wireless communications and vision displays and equipment. Virtex UltraScale devices provide performance, system integration and bandwidth on a single chip. The largest family member delivers 4.4M logic cells. Virtex UltraScale devices offer 400G communication applications, computing, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems and ASIC emulation and prototyping.
28 nanometer (nm) Product Families
The 7 series devices that comprise 28nm product families are fabricated on a K metal gate, and low power 28nm process technology. These devices are based on a scalable and optimized architecture, which enables design, IP portability and re-use across all families as well as provides designers the ability to achieve the appropriate combination of input and output support, performance, feature quantities, packaging and power consumption. Virtex-7 FPGAs, including 3D integrated circuits, are optimized for applications requiring the capacity, performance, DSP and serial connectivity with transceivers operating up to 28G.
40nm and 45nm Product Families
The Virtex-6 FPGA family consists of 13 devices and is the sixth generation in the Virtex series of FPGAs. Virtex-6 FPGAs are fabricated on a high-performance, 40nm process technology. The Company offers: Virtex-6 LXT FPGA, Virtex-6 SXT FPGA, and Virtex-6 HXT FPGA as well as Spartan-6 LX FPGA and Spartan-6 LXT FPGA.
65nm Product Families
Virtex-5 FPGA family consists of 26 devices in five product families. The product families include Virtex-5 LX FPGA for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-5 LXT FPGA for logic with serial connectivity, Virtex-5 SXT FPGA for DSP with serial connectivity, Virtex-5 FXT FPGA for embedded processing with serial connectivity and Virtex-5 TXT FPGAs for serial connectivity.
Other Product Families
Complex programmable logic devices (CPLD) operate on the lowest end of the programmable logic density spectrum. CPLD are single-chip, nonvolatile solutions characterized by instant-on and universal interconnect. CPLD combine the advantages of ultra-low power consumption with the benefits of high performance and low cost.
EasyPath FPGA offer customers FPGA designs. EasyPath FPGAs use the production masks and fabrication process as standard FPGA and are tested to a specific customer application to improve yield and lower costs. EasyPath FPGAs provide customers with significant cost reduction when compared to the standard FPGA devices without the conversion risk, engineering effort, or the additional time required to move to an application specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
The Company offers three types of programmable platforms that support customers’ designs and reduce development efforts. The platforms are: Base Platform, Domain-Specific Platform, and Market-Specific Platform. The Base Platform is the delivery vehicle for new silicon offerings used to develop and run customer-specific software applications and hardware designs. The Domain-Specific Platform targets the Company’s FPGA user profiles: the embedded processing developer; the DSP developer, and the logic and connectivity developer. The Market-Specific Platform enables software and hardware developers to build and run their application and solution.
Design Tools accommodate design methodologies and design flows employed by customers’ user profiles such as system designers, algorithm designers, software coders and logic designers, and provide the design environment tailored to each user profile for design creation, design implementation and design verification. The Company offers Vivado Design Suite designed to develop productivity resulting in design integration and implementation.
Development Boards, Kits and Configuration Products
The Company offers development kits including hardware, design tools, IP and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications. The Company offers configuration products including one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure FPGAs. The programmable read-only memory (PROM) products support FPGA devices.
The Company’s engineering services provide customers with engineering resources to augment design teams and to provide expert design-specific advice. The Company tailors its engineering services to the needs of its customers, ranging from hands-on training and design creation as well as implementation.
The Company’s competitors include: Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Microsemi Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
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