Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has announced the 2016.1 release of the Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions, with extensions to the SmartConnect technology, delivering unprecedented levels of performance for the UltraScale and UltraScale+ device portfolios. In the 2016.1 release, Vivado Design Suite includes extensions to the SmartConnect technology, solving the system interconnect bottlenecks on high density, multi-million system logic cell designs. As a result, both UltraScale and UltraScale+ device portfolios now deliver an additional 20-30% performance at high utilization.
The Xilinx UltraScale+ portfolio is the only FinFET based programmable technology available in the industry. It includes Zynq, Kintex, and Virtex UltraScale+ devices, and delivers 2-5X performance/watt improvement over 28nm offerings, enabling market-leading applications such as 5G wireless, software-defined networks and next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems.