Xilinx gets PCI Express Gen3 compliance for 28nm FPGAs

Xilinx Zynq-7000 3Xilinx has announced that its 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 system-on-chip programmable devices  have achieved full PCI Express compliance. The 28nm FPGAs were required to pass electrical, protocol and interoperability tests at the latest PCI-SIG event held on April 15. This marked PCI-SIG’s first official PCI Express Gen3 compliance and interoperability testing since the introduction of the specification, said the FPGA supplier. Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 families support Gen3 (8Gbit/s) with links for up to x8 for high throughput data center applications, and Artix-7 FPGA and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC integrated blocks support Gen2 (5Gbit/s) with links up to x4 and x8 respectively. The 7 series FPGA and Zynq-7000 families are shipping in volume production and targeted reference designs include DDR3, PCI Express Direct Memory Access (DMA) engines and Ethernet IP blocks. Additional soft IP cores are supported through Xilinx Alliance Program members, including Northwest Logic and PLDA. Richard Wilson

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