Introduction to UltraScale Architecture

UltraScale Architecture Clocking Resources User Guide (UG572)

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The Xilinx® UltraScale™ architecture is the first ASIC-class architecture to enable multi-hundred gigabit-per-second levels of system performance with smart processing, while efficiently routing and processing data on-chip. UltraScale architecture-based devices address a vast spectrum of high-bandwidth, high-utilization system requirements by using industry-leading technical innovations, including next-generation routing, ASIC-like clocking, 3D-on-3D ICs, multiprocessor SoC (MPSoC) technologies, and new power reduction features. The devices share many building blocks, providing scalability across process nodes and product families to leverage system-level investment across platforms.

Virtex® UltraScale+™ devices provide the highest performance and integration capabilities in a FinFET node, including both the highest serial I/O and signal processing bandwidth, as well as the highest on-chip memory density. As the industry's most capable FPGA family, the Virtex UltraScale+ devices are ideal for applications including 1+Tb/s networking and data center and fully integrated radar/early-warning systems.

Virtex UltraScale devices provide the greatest performance and integration at 20 nm, including serial I/O bandwidth and logic capacity. As the industry's only high-end FPGA at the 20 nm process node, this family is ideal for applications including 400G networking, large scale ASIC prototyping, and emulation.

Kintex® UltraScale+ devices provide the best price/performance/watt balance in a FinFET node, delivering the most cost-effective solution for high-end capabilities, including transceiver and memory interface line rates as well as 100G connectivity cores. Our newest mid-range family is ideal for both packet processing and DSP-intensive functions and is well suited for applications including wireless MIMO technology, Nx100G networking, and data center.

Artix® UltraScale+ devices provide high serial bandwidth and signal compute density in a cost-optimized device for critical networking applications, vision and video processing, and secured connectivity. Coupled with the innovative InFO packaging, which provides excellent thermal and power distribution, Artix UltraScale+ devices are perfectly suited to applications requiring high compute density in a small footprint.

Kintex UltraScale devices provide the best price/performance/watt at 20 nm and include the highest signal processing bandwidth in a mid-range device, next-generation transceivers, and low-cost packaging for an optimum blend of capability and cost-effectiveness. The family is ideal for packet processing in 100G networking and data centers applications as well as DSP-intensive processing needed in next-generation medical imaging, 8k4k video, and heterogeneous wireless infrastructure.

Zynq® UltraScale+ devices provide 64-bit processor scalability while combining real-time control with soft and hard engines for graphics, video, waveform, and packet processing. Integrating an Arm®-based system for advanced analytics and on-chip programmable logic for task acceleration creates unlimited possibilities for applications including 5G Wireless, next generation ADAS, and industrial Internet-of-Things.

This user guide describes the UltraScale architecture clocking resources and is part of the UltraScale architecture documentation suite available at: .