Xilinx FPGAs are unrivalled in providing the digital signal processing (DSP) performance required in audio processing, interfacing, compression, embedding and conversion. The inherent parallelism of FPGA architectures means that many channels of audio can be processed together in very efficient resources. The high performance of Xilinx FPGAs means that audio performance and quality is excellent and well in excess of most applications’ needs. 

In addition, Xilinx’s extended portfolio of digital audio IP and reference designs enabling hardware engineers to rapidly integrate audio functionality into their products using FPGAs as a cost-effective and flexible alternative to application-specific standard products (ASSPs). With these robust, pre-verified designs, engineers can take full advantage of the DSP performance, bandwidth, and features of Xilinx FPGAs to implement system-on-chip designs that eliminate the need for separate components to perform audio processing tasks, thereby reducing costs, particularly for multi-channel audio applications.

Furthermore, a world-class partner ecosystem is able to provide audio codecs, from simple voice codecs such as PCM for voice compression to supporting professional audio compression with MPEG-1, AAC, Dolby Digital and Dolby E.

Xilinx Connectivity Solutions Enable System Integration at Lowest Cost and Power

Xilinx wireless connectivity IP portfolio provides a comprehensive solution to address connectivity and synchronization requirements in the constantly evolving wireless base station infrastructure. Designed to standards based specifications, Xilinx IP and solutions provide flexibility, scalability and programmability while enabling system integration in highly differentiated and varied form factors at lowest cost and power.

Xilinx provides high quality and efficient wireless Connectivity IP for interconnect requirements on channel cards, connectivity between channel cards and collocated or remote radio heads, and between digital and analog blocks on the radio heads. Xilinx fully tested and verified IP in conjunction with All Programmable Devices enable architectures that are easy to deploy, maintain, and coexist with legacy installed network equipment.

Xilinx connectivity IP is designed to fully leverage inherent flexibility and programmability of All ProgrammableFPGAs and SoCs to provide highly customized solutions to address unique market needs. Xilinx IP internal interfaces are designed as per widely used industry standard protocols to provide much needed uniformity and cohesiveness to capitalize on a broader connectivity ecosystem, ease integration and enable modular design. When combined with Xilinx SmartCORE IP, All Programmable FPGAs, and the Vivado™ Design Suite, Xilinx wireless connectivity IP provides the foundational building blocks and resources that allow designers to focus on areas of the greatest value resulting in end products with higher flexibility and lower risk than those based upon ASIC and ASSP solutions.

Xilinx Connectivity Solutions Include:

  • CPRI and OBSAI LogiCORE IP for Baseband Channel Card and Remote Radio Head Connectivity
  • JESD204 IP for High Speed Serialized Interconnect to Data Converters
  • Gen2 Serial Rapid IO for Baseband Multi-processor/ DSP Farm
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps, 10/40/100G Ethernet MAC
  • 10G-KR, 40G-KR4 Ethernet backplane
  • Ethernet Switch and Traffic Manager
  • Gen2/ Gen3 PCI-E
  • 1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet
  • For a complete list of Xilinx Connectivity Portfolio

Xilinx FPGAs and CPLDs offer portable consumer electronics designers an ultra low power solution (CoolRunner-II CPLDs) that easily integrates emerging features and standards into next generation portable products. Portable electronic applications enabled by Xilinx devices include smartphones, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), personal navigation devices (PNDs), digital photo frames, personal media players (PMPs) and portable gaming consoles.

Low Power Smart Phone


Xilinx Radio Solutions Deliver Bandwidth, Scalability, and Flexibility at Optimal Cost and Power

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for Radio enable wireless infrastructure vendors to deliver optimal, cost effective and energy efficient radio solutions that provide seamless support for multi-standard, multi-mode heterogeneous networks. High levels of integration and low power enable small form factor equipment such as picocells and metrocells, while being able to scale up to higher power levels demanded of macro cellular networks. Emerging Active Antenna Arrays and Antenna Integrated Radio also benefit immensely from such integration, allowing lighter, lower volume equipment to be easily mounted on existing masts for additional savings.

Xilinx radio IP provides vendors the ability to scale to meet the disparate needs of these emerging heterogeneous networks. The parameterizable IP is optimized to support a wide range of equipment types, from compact, low power, narrow band solutions often required in small cell applications, to broadband, multi-antenna high power MIMO solutions required in macrocell and active antenna arrays. Offering power amplifier efficiencies of up to 50%, the Xilinx radio IP also significantly contributes to lowering OpEx and CapEx equipment costs while maintaining full flexibility to support changing requirements long after field deployment.

Xilinx Smarter Solutions include the All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs in addition to a suite of SmartCORE and LogiCORE™ IP that can be customized to optimally address your unique market requirements. Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite and the Communications Design Center provide a faster, more flexible means to go to market with greatest differentiation, lower risk and cost of ownership than alternative ASIC and ASSP based solutions.


The above table demonstrates how Xilinx IP can parameterise and scale to meet the needs of multiple equipment types. Depending on signal bandwidth and carrier configuration, the IP can be optimized for cost and power for small cells in addition to macro and active antenna arrays.

Key Features include:

  • DUC/DDC Compiler
    • WCDMA, LTE and TD-SCDMA support
    • 1-30 carriers per antenna, 1-8 antennas
  • CFR
    • 2G, 3G & 4G support
    • 1-8 antennas, with multiple iterations per antenna (configurable)
    • Up to 100MHz BW supported
  • DPD
    • 3G, 4G support
    • 1-8 antennas
    • Area vs Performance
      • Configurable update time (update time vs area)
      • Configurable memory order (ACLR correction vs area)

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for Radio Include:

  • Digital Up Conversion / Digital Down Conversion SmartCORE IP
  • Peak Cancellation Crest Factor Reduction SmartCORE IP
  • Digital Pre-Distortion SmartCORE IP
  • JESD204 Connectivity LogiCore IP
  • OBSAI Connectivity LogiCore IP
  • CPRI Connectivity LogiCore IP
  • WiMAX Reference Design
  • Kintex 7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High Speed Analog
  • Avnet Zynq-7000 SoC / Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit
  • Avnet Zynq-7000 SoC / TI Software-Defined Radio Kit