Xilinx Virtex-4 QPRO FPGAs for Aerospace and Defense

Xilinx Virtex-4 QPRO MIL-grade FPGAs are designed for the aerospace and defense industry. The Virtex-4 QPRO FPGAs provides the industry’s most comprehensive ‘space to base’ device portfolio with higher performance, lower power options, and full military temperature-qualification. The new Virtex-4 QPRO family builds on the existing Virtex-II QPRO device offering, which includes the industry’s first military temperature-qualified FPGA with an embedded processor core, introduced in January 2005.

Xilinx Virtex-4 QPRO FPGAs are an enhanced subset of Xilinx FPGAs targeted specifically at the stringent requirements of aerospace and defense applications. Devices include the Virtex-4 XQ4VLX25 (24,192 logic cells), Virtex-4 XQ4VLX60 (59,904 logic cells) for logic-intensive designs, and the Virtex-4 XQ4VSX55 (55,296 logic cells) for high-performance digital signal processing (DSP).

The domain-optimized approach inherent to the Virtex-4 family makes it possible for aerospace and defense designers to select the optimal mix of resources for their specific application. Features such as the logic fabric, block memory, clock management, and the XtremeDSP slices are all performance matched to support up to a 500 MHz clock speed. The hardened intellectual property (IP) blocks coupled with 90nm triple-oxide technology enables lower power consumption reduced by as much as 50 percent over previous generation devices.

Xilinx aerospace and defense products, including the new Virtex-4 QPRO family, are backed by robust manufacturing process control systems and extended lifecycles that typically exceed 10 years to meet the stringent quality and long-term requirements of aerospace and defense programs. Today, Xilinx QPRO devices are deployed successfully on many major programs.

The Virtex-4 QPRO military temperature (MIL-grade) devices are immediately available.

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