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Xilinx Inc.
Xilinx Inc.
Spartan®-3A DSP
Xilinx Inc.
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Spartan®-3A DSP

Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Xilinx Inc.

The Spartan®-3A DSP family of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) solves the design challenges in most high volume, cost sensitive, high-performance DSP applications. The two-member family offers densities ranging from 1.8 to 3.4 million system gates. The Spartan-3A DSP family builds on the success of the Spartan-3A FPGA family by increasing the amount of memory per logic and adding XtremeDSP™ DSP48A slices. Features improve system performance and reduce the cost of configuration. These Spartan-3A DSP FPGA enhancements, combined with proven 90 nm process technology, deliver more functionality and bandwidth per dollar than ever before, setting the greater standard in the programmable logic and DSP processing industry.

Product Description

The Spartan®-3 generation of FPGAs includes the Extended Spartan-3A family (Spartan-3A, Spartan-3AN, and Spartan-3A DSP platforms), along with the earlier Spartan-3 and Spartan-3E families. These families of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are specifically designed to meet the needs of high volume, cost sensitive electronic applications, such as consumer products. The Spartan-3 generation includes 25 devices offering densities ranging from 50,000 to 5 million system gates. The Spartan-3 platform was the industry’s first 90 nm FPGA, delivering more functionality and bandwidth per dollar than was previously possible, setting standards in the programmable logic industry. The Spartan-3E platform builds on the success of the earlier Spartan-3 platform by adding features that improve system performance and reduce the cost of configuration. The Extended Spartan-3A family builds on the success of the earlier Spartan-3E platform by further enhancing configuration and reducing power to provide the lowest total cost. The Spartan-3AN platform provides the additional benefits of non-volatility and large amounts of on-board user flash. The Spartan-3A DSP platform extends the density range and adds resources often required in digital signal processing (DSP) applications. Because of their exceptionally low cost, Spartan-3 generation FPGAs are ideally suited to a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including broadband access, home networking, display/projection, and digital television equipment. The Spartan-3 generation FPGAs provide a superior alternative to mask-programmed ASICs. FPGAs avoid the high initial cost, the lengthy development cycles, and the inherent inflexibility of conventional ASICs. Also, FPGA programmability permits design upgrades in the field with no hardware replacement necessary, an impossibility with ASICs.

  • Mounting Type:Surface Mount
  • Number of Gates:1800000 ~ 3400000
  • Number of I/O:469 ~ 519
  • Number of LABs/CLBs:4160 ~ 5968
  • Number of Logic Elements/Cells:37440 ~ 53712
  • Operating Temperature:0°C ~ 85°C (TJ)
  • Package / Case:676-BGA
  • Supplier Device Package:676-FBGA (27x27)
  • Total RAM Bits:1548288 ~ 2322432
  • Voltage - Supply:1.14 V ~ 1.26 V
Associated Product
Trenz Electronic GmbH TE0790-02
Category: Semiconductors, Development Tools-Programmers, Development Systems-Programmers, Emulators, Debuggers