Adaptable platform targets network and cloud acceleration

Adaptable platform targets network and cloud acceleration

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Xilinx’ Versal Premium is the company’s third series in its Versal ACAP (adaptive compute acceleration platform) portfolio.
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The series features highly integrated, networked and power-optimized cores and the industry’s highest bandwidth and compute density on an adaptable platform, according to the manufacturer. Versal Premium is designed for the highest bandwidth networks operating in thermally and spatially constrained environments, as well as for cloud providers who need scalable, adaptable application acceleration.

Developed on TSMC’s 7-nanometer process technology, Versal Premium combines software programmability with dynamically configurable hardware acceleration and pre-engineered connectivity and security features to enable a faster time-to-market. The Versal Premium series delivers up to 3X higher throughput compared to current generation FPGAs, with built-in Ethernet, Interlaken, and cryptographic engines that enable fast and secure networks. The series doubles the compute density of currently deployed mainstream FPGAs and provides the adaptability to keep pace with increasingly diverse and evolving cloud and networking workloads.

The Versal Premium series is built on a foundation of the currently shipping Versal AI Core and Versal Prime ACAP series. New and unique to Versal Premium are 112Gbps PAM4 transceivers, multi-hundred gigabit Ethernet and Interlaken connectivity, high speed cryptography, and PCIe Gen5 with built-in DMA, supporting both CCIX and CXL.


The Versal Premium series delivers up to 9Tb/s of scalable, adaptable serial bandwidth. This is achieved by utilizing 112G PAM4 transceivers and integrated connectivity for core, metro and data center interconnect (DCI) infrastructure that doubles bandwidth density per port and reduce latency by up to 50 percent. Together with the Vitis unified software platform and Vivado Design Suite, the Versal Premium series offers a complete solution stack for hardware and software developers for maximum productivity.

The pre-engineered connectivity enables secure, multi-terabit Ethernet with flexibility to support a variety of data rates and protocols. Channelized Ethernet cores deliver up to 5Tb/s of throughput in a minimized footprint and high-speed cryptography engines provide up to 1.6Tb/s of encrypted line-rate throughput and support for AES-GCM-256/128, MACsec, and IPsec.

The Versal Premium series is engineered to help hyperscalers reach the highest levels of acceleration for a wide range of data center workloads. The over 120TB/s of on-chip memory bandwidth, coupled with the customizable memory hierarchy, reduces data movement to remove key bottlenecks, while pre-engineered connectivity and cores allow drop-in integration into existing cloud infrastructure.

Xilinx – www.xilinx.com

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