1,000—the bill of materials and layout simplification using Zynq UltraScale+ is significant. An integrated
SoC platform dramatically reduces
the design complexity and power
associated with moving data between the RF and digital front-ends.
Devices in the RFSoC family offer eight, 4 GSPS or 16, 2 GSPS,
12-bit analog-to-digital converters; eight or 16, 6. 55 GSPS, 14-bit
digital-to-analog converters; integrated SD-FEC cores with low-den-sity parity-check and Turbo codecs;
a multi-core ARM A53 processing
subsystem; 16-nm UltraScale+ programmable logic; up to 930,000
logic cells and over 4200 DSP slices.
San Jose, Calif.
Cable Remote-PHY and Radar
Xilinx Inc. has expanded its RF system on a chip (SoC) product family, initially introduced to support
5G development and production,
cable broadband, radar and other
high performance applications. The
Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC architecture integrates RF data converters and soft decision forward error
correction (SD-FEC) blocks with high
performance, programmable logic
and an ARM® A53 multi-processing
system into a 16-nm SoC that reduces board footprint and power
consumption by 50 to 75 percent.
For cable broadband networks,
distributed access architectures are
moving physical layer (PHY) func-
tions from the central headend to lo-
cations closer to consumers. With RF
integration and an integrated, pro-
grammable SD-FEC signal chain, the
RF SoCs meet remote PHY require-
ments, including the spectral effi-
ciency prescribed by DOCSIS 3.1.
For radar—particularly active
phased arrays—the Zynq UltraScale+ RF SoCs provides the low
latency and digital signal processing needed for rapid turnaround
from detection to transmission, together with power, footprint and
cost advantages from the improved
of 16-nm FinFET+ technology.
As 5G massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) transceivers will incorporate a large number
of antennas—from 32 to more than
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