Developing a 200Gbit/s line card with 22nm FPGAs

July 13, 2012 // By Denny Scharf
Two key developments are shaking up the FPGA world: the advent of 22nm programmable devices and the availability of devices strongly targeted towards specific markets through the use of hardened IP.

These developments are reflected in a new generation of FPGA devices that use Intel's 22nm process and a collection of hard IP directed at target markets. The most obvious benefit of the 22nm technology is the advantage that comes with any advance to a new process node: higher density with lower cost per logic function); higher performance; and lower power consumption per logic function.

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