Learn how to achieve breakthrough performance with Virtex™-4 the world's fastest FPGA. Take advantage of 500MHz embedded IP, including: RAM with embedded FIFO control and ECC; differential clocking for low skew and low jitter; and XtremeDSP™ slices (18x18 MACs and arithmetic functions).
Beats Competing FPGAs in Every Performance Category
Virtex-4 FPGAs consume 1 to 5 Watts less total power than competing 90 nm FPGAs. We present comparison data and demo inrush, static, and dynamic power consumption for various designs implemented in Virtex-4 FPGAs, as well as for competing 90nm devices which lack these critical technologies. Also included in this module are demonstrations of power analysis tools and ML481 demonstration board.
In this module, co-developed by Dr. Howard Johnson, world-renowned SI expert, we discuss the latest innovations to minimize signal integrity problems. Learn how Virtex-4 advanced packaging helps you achieve breakthrough performance by reducing crosstalk and signal path inductance.
Virtex-4 FPGA provides complete solutions for building memory interfaces (DDR2, DDR, QDR II, RLDRAM II) with the highest bandwidth. ChipSync™ technology built into every I/O ensures the highest design margins. Learn how to build memory interfaces faster and easier for the most popular memory standards.
Virtex-4 FPGAs include unique built-in ChipSync circuitry that accelerates the implementation of source-synchronous designs. We discuss these innovations and their usage in developing single-data-rate and double-data-rate LVDS applications. We also demonstrate how to build successful source-synchronous designs for SFI-4, SPI-4.2, and more.
High-performance Source-Synchronous Interfaces Made Easy
Virtex-4 DSP Applications Seminar
The electronic gadgets that provide high quality audio, video, data, or all three, are spiraling up the processing power that is needed to process these signals. DSP systems within both infrastructure and customer premise equipment must provide increasing levels of performance and flexibility to handle the new requirements. They must also provide greater scalability for achieving higher economies of scale. Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs represent the ideal solution for high performance digital signal processing.
The enhanced MicroBlaze 32-bit soft processor core from Xilinx introduces new user-configurable features to help you achieve higher performance embedded designs in Virtex-4 FPGAs. We create a MicroBlaze design using the award-winning Xilinx Platform Studio v7.1i tool suite. We target the design to a Virtex-4 development board using first software emulation, and then new options to increase the performance of a software-based filter design.
Introducing the New Standard for Flexible 32-Bit Soft Processor Cores
Virtex-4 General Information
The Xilinx® Virtex™-4 family is revolutionizing the fundamentals of FPGA economics. With three application-domain-optimized platforms and a selection of seventeen devices, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver breakthrough performance at the lowest cost and offer a compelling alternative to ASICs and ASSPs.