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    Along with all the new developments and content in the FPGA group, we are excited to announce another development: our new partnership with Xilinx, a leader supplier of programmable logic devices.


    In the element14 community, we try to avoid getting pulled into marketing drives and advertising campaigns. We prefer to focus on how this new partnership will benefit our community members now and in the future. So, let me overview some things we feel are important to pass onto you.


    What is an FPGA?

    Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are blank canvas devices that can quickly be configured by using software development tools and libraries to produce a processor that can act however is needed without having to create a custom silicon chip.  The key benefits of using an FPGA over a microprocessor are performance, flexibility, re-programmability and rapid prototyping, which ultimately provides a reduced time to market.


    Integrating multiple functions in a single device offers a reduced Bill of Materials, which provides savings in both purchasing and manufacturing costs. And most importantly, these flexible devices are field-upgradable, allowing engineers to carry out upgrades to systems that have been already deployed, as opposed to replacement of silicon and embedded chips onsite, which often is  expensive and in some situations a nearly impossible task.


    New FPGA Products


    Xilinx Zynq-7000 single core FPGAXilinx Spartan 6 FPGAXilinx Artix-7 FPGA

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    FPGA Zynq-7000 Family 23000 Cells

    667MHz 28nm 1V 400-Pin WCBGA Tray

    Xilinx XC7Z010-1CLG400IXilinx XC7Z010-1CLG400I

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    FPGA Spartan®-6 LX Family 3840 Cells

    45nm (CMOS) Technology 1.2V 144-Pin TQFP

    Xilinx XC6SLX16-2CPG196Xilinx XC6SLX16-2CPG196

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    FPGA Artix-7 16640 Cells

    28nm Technology 1V 236-Pin FPGA

    Xilinx XC7A200T-2FFG1156I Xilinx XC7A200T-2FFG1156I


    FPGA Development Boards


    Arty Z7, APSoC Zynq-7000™ Development BoardZynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoC Development BoardXilinx CoolRunner-II CPLD Processor Evaluation Board

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    410-346-20 -  Development Board, Arty Z7, APSoC Zynq-7000™ All Programmable SoC, Makers and Hobbyists


    410-279 -  Development Board, Zynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoC, On Board FT2232HQ USB-UART Bridge Controller




    410-047-C2 -  Evaluation Board, Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLD Processor, C-Mod Board, 40 Pin DIP Package


    New FPGA Resources


    Over the coming weeks and months we will be releasing more FPGA Community resources in the FPGA Group such as:


    Your Input:

    As always our community and content is shaped by you. If you have any input on what you would like to see or would like us to help you with, check out this thread below:

    What FPGA content would you like to see?