Xilinx announced the first customer shipment of the semiconductor industry's first 20nm product manufactured by TSMC, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All Programmable device.
Xilinx UltraScale devices offer an ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the "Vivado" ASIC-strength design suite and recently introduced "UltraFast" design methodology.
"This announcement underscores our first-to-market leadership commitment of delivering high-performance FPGAs," said Victor Peng, senior vice president and general manager of products at Xilinx. "The next generation starts now with the shipment of our new UltraScale devices, building upon the tremendous momentum we have established with our 7 series."
Target applications include systems for 400G OTN, packet processing and traffic management, 4X4 Mixed Mode LTE, WCDMA Radio, 4K2K and 8K displays, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and high-performance computing applications for the data center.
Initial UltraScale device samples are shipping now. General sampling begins in Q12014.