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Kintex 7 FPGA in the Internet of Things

Posted by Nadeesha Thewarapperuma

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May 19, 2016 3:33:22 PM


     Xilinx has made two improvements to the Kintex-7 line. First, they doubled the price-performance ratio, cutting the costs in half.

     The FPGA family boasts three times the capacity of previous-generation FPGAs but consume forty percent less power. The FPGA are ideal for fast-growing applications like wired, wireless communications, broadcast, defense and other consumer products.

     Applications include long distance WAN support using standard IP networks and communication through air interfaces. LTE, WiMAX and WCDMA are relevant end uses for the FPGA. Kintex 7 FPGA are also used for broad scale communication projects such as radio, live events, and satellite. In consumer applications, the Kintex 7 are used in 3D TVs, LED flat panel products, and portable ultrasound equipment.

     The Kintex-7 architecture dramatically reduces development time so that designers can focus on product differentiation.

     FPGA are essential components in the Internet of Things (IoT). Being connected means that devices communicate with each other in real-time. There's data being produced, collected, and ultimately analyzed. All of these complex calculations have a strict time limit of some sort. Some applications - such as Automotive Aid Systems - require split-second decisions, all of which are handled by a top-of-the-line FPGA.

     Kintex FPGA are now available through EarthTron. Check out our index page for pricing and availability.

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     Also, be sure to check out our other FPGA-related blog posts.



Topics: FPGA, kintex 7

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