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Xilinx FPGA Products and Data Sheets 1985-Today

23/10/2019, hardwarebee

In 1990 and not so far from Tel Aviv, I started my first FPGA design. It was a new XC3090 FPGA from Xilinx.

 

Until then, I was using EPLDs (mostly Altera’s EP900) in several projects and was fascinated by the fact that I can replace several EPLDs with a single FPGA.

 

Working with EPLDs was fun, but I had to connect 4-5 together to create a single design. Partitioning the design into multiple EPLDs was not easy and introduces various challenges such as timing issues, rewiring PCB, version control and more.

 

FPGA offered easy programmability but also many more gates in a single chip. For my first project, I have decided to use the XC3090 — that offered 900 flip flops. As it was just the beginning of the 90’, 900 was just what I needed.

 

Going down the memory lane is fun, especially when you can easily see the remarkable progress in the FPGA domain thanks to companies like Xilinx.

 

What about the other FPGA models that Xilinx developed? this page consists of the old and obsolete FPGA models and their data sheets.

 

Xilinx XC FPGA Family

 

ModelLaunchData Sheet
XC20641985Data Sheet
XC30201988 Data Sheet 
XC40001991 Data Sheet
XC31001992 Data Sheet
XC32001992 N/A
XC5000 1994 Data Sheet
XC6200 1995 Data Sheet
XC8100 1996 Data Sheet

 

Xilinx Spartan FPGA Family

 

ModelLaunchData Sheet
Spartan1998 Data Sheet
Spartan-II2000 Data Sheet 
Spartan-3E2005 Data Sheet
Spartan-3A2007 Data Sheet
Spartan-62009 Data Sheet
Spartan-7 2015 Data Sheet

 

Xilinx Virtex FPGA Family

 

ModelLaunchData Sheet
Virtex1998 Data Sheet
Virtex-E1999 Data Sheet 
Virtex II2001 Data Sheet
Virtex-42005 Data Sheet
Virtex-52006 Data Sheet
Virtex-62009 Data Sheet
Virtex-7 2010 Data Sheet

 

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