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


Model Launch Data Sheet
XC2064 1985 Data Sheet
XC3020 1988 Data Sheet 
XC4000 1991 Data Sheet
XC3100 1992 Data Sheet
XC3200 1992 N/A
XC5000 1994 Data Sheet
XC6200 1995 Data Sheet
XC8100 1996 Data Sheet


Xilinx Spartan FPGA Family


Model Launch Data Sheet
Spartan 1998 Data Sheet
Spartan-II 2000 Data Sheet 
Spartan-3E 2005 Data Sheet
Spartan-3A 2007 Data Sheet
Spartan-6 2009 Data Sheet
Spartan-7 2015 Data Sheet


Xilinx Virtex FPGA Family


Model Launch Data Sheet
Virtex 1998 Data Sheet
Virtex-E 1999 Data Sheet 
Virtex II 2001 Data Sheet
Virtex-4 2005 Data Sheet
Virtex-5 2006 Data Sheet
Virtex-6 2009 Data Sheet
Virtex-7 2010 Data Sheet


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