Xilinx, has unveiled details for new 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs
In its new 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs, Xilinx has embedded HBM with CCIX to access higher data in the faster mode with greater accessibility and compatibility. Comparing to DDR4 DIMM , the HBM-enabled FPGAs offer more than 20X higher memory bandwidth and also at 4x lesser power consumption.
The latest technology devices support the higher memory needs of compute-intensive applications such as machine learning, Ethernet connectivity, 8K video, and radar. To address compute applications the CCIX IP enabled cache-coherent accelerates any CCIX enabled processor.
"In package integration of DRAM represents a massive leap forward in memory bandwidth for high end FPGA enabled applications," said Kirk Saban, senior director of FPGA and SoC Product Management at Xilinx. "HBM integration in our industry leading devices provides a clear path to multi-terabit memory bandwidth and our acceleration enhanced technology will enable efficient heterogeneous computing for our customers' most demanding workloads and applications."
Based on the proven 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA family, which started sampling in 2015, the HBM optimized Virtex UltraScale+ products offer the lowest-risk approach to HBM integration. The family is built using 3rd generation CoWoS technology co-developed by TSMC and Xilinx and now the industry standard assembly for HBM integration.