Modern FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are more than just re-programmable on-the-fly chips that engineers can customize at will for cutting-edge compute applications. FPGAs have evolved into intelligent, adaptable processing engines that will be critical in burgeoning markets like machine learning and 5G wireless infrastructure, since the rate of evolution and innovation in these arenas moves so quickly. Other markets that rely on FPGA technology to drive innovation are space and satellite applications, but the requirements here are substantially more environmentally robust. As such, Xilinx’s announcement today of its new 20nm Radiation Tolerant Kintex UltraScale XQRKU060 series FPGAs should play well for next-gen designs in a myriad of space-grade applications.
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