Xilinx XA7A75T-1CSG324I is an Artix-7 series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). It is one of the 36 series in the Artix-7 family by Xilinx (AMD). The Integrated Circuit (IC) is used for automotive applications and is a perfect fit for automotive manufacturers.
Rayming Technology (RayPCB) is one of the leading designers of this type of FPGA. You can count on our experienced team of designers and our knack for professionalism to deliver the type of design you want on the board.
In this guide, we go into details on what the Xilinx XA7A75T-1CSG324I is all about. We also talked about the important factors you should have in mind when looking to buy one for your next automotive design/application.
The Concept of FPGA
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is “an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing.” It also went on to posit that the FPGA play a wide range of roles in the development of electronic devices, including enabling system performance simulations.
The two keywords to take out of this are: Integrated Circuit (IC) & Configuration. This means that the FPGA is integrated or added into the board in the form of an Integrated Circuit (IC).
As a chip, it helps in controlling a majority of the functions of the other components inside the board. The configuration of the chip after the initial manufacturing phase of the board is to allow the designer (on the consumer’s instruction) to make relevant configurations to improve the functions of the circuit board.
Technical Specifications of the Xilinx XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGA
In this section, you will learn about the technical specifications of the Xilinx XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGA.
The table below shows the most important attributes of the Integrated Circuit (IC):
|Series||XA7A75T (Xilinx Artix-7)|
|Number of Inputs and Outputs (I/Os)||210|
|Operating Supply Voltage (min. – max.)||0.95 Volts – 1.05 Volts|
|Mounting Type||Surface Mount Technology (SMT)|
|RoHS Status||RoHS non-compliant|
|Total RAM Bits||3870720|
|Number of CLB/LABs||5,900|
|Operating Temperature||~40˚C – 100˚C|
|Number of Logic Cells/Elements||75,520|
|Embedded Block RAM (EBR)||3,780 kbit|
|Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL)||3 (168 Hours)|
|Lead Free Status||Contains Lead|
|Distributed RAM||892 kbit|
Attributes of the XA7A75T-1CSG324I Artix-7 FPGA Family Series
Artix-7 is one of the family series of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) manufactured by Xilinx, now AMD. In addition to being used for automotive applications, the Integrated Circuits (ICs) categorized here share a couple of features, including:
1. High-Volume Automotive FPGAs
A majority of the Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) categorized under Artix-7 are optimized for high-volume automotive applications. In addition, these circuit boards are designed to fit into smaller cases and are ideal for lowest costs.
Thus, if you are looking to save costs on your automotive circuit board applications, using the Artix-7 FPGAs is your go-to for that.
2. Standardized Automotive Grades
Also, the Artix-7 series of FPGAs are of the highest standards, in terms of temperature maximizing. The maximum temperature rating of the circuit boards is 125-degree Celsius. Though, some of the boards do not go as high as this. That way, managing the temperature of the ICs is more flexible than imagined.
3. Low Power Consumption
Power consumption in a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), if now well-managed, could lead to a surge in the temperature. This is why it is essential to stick to the lowest power consumption. This is what the circuits from Artix-7 offer.
It is affirmed that the FPGAs in this series could potentially reduce power consumption by 50%. To buttress this, the logic cells of the ICs are anywhere between 13,000 and 2,000,000.
The reduced power consumption is also accentuated by a couple of other factors. They include:
- Offering up to 6 times the total DSP slices offered by the FPGAs under the Xilinx Spartan-6 series.
- Low-power, industrial-grade power voltage.
- Additional block Random Access Memory (RAM), up to 3 times what the other series have to offer.
XA7A75T-1CSG324I Buying Guide
Before you buy the XA7A75T-1CSG324I, it is imperative to understand that some features ought to be present on the board. We have put together this buying guide to help you make the right decision when buying or purchasing the XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGA.
1. Reputation of the Vendor
The vendor or manufacturer of the XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGA is Xilinx, now known as AMD. It is one of the oldest and most-trusted manufacturers of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
The reputation of the vendor or manufacturer is very important because you want to buy the IC from a company you can trust the quality of its products.
To confirm this, consider making independent researches online and checking with other buyers on review sites to gauge their opinions or perception of the board.
2. Cost of Acquiring the Board
How much is it likely to cost you to buy the XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGA? Although it is one of the lowest-cost FPGAs from Xilinx, it is likewise important to check the cost. Rayming Technology (RayPCB) can give you a quotation of board.
Other factors that should help you in determining the cost of the board are:
- Setup Costs: Factor-in the likely costs of setting up the board. RayPCB can help you with a quote.
- Order Quantity: The number of XA7A75T-1CSG324I FPGAs you intend to order can help the supplier to make you an offer. For example, if you meet the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ), you may be able to get a discount on your order.
3. Board Repurposing
It is also important to find out if the default design of the XA7A75T-1CSG324I permits the designer to upgrade it or repurpose for other uses. This is very essential, as you may want to convert it to other use cases or applications other than the one it was originally meant for.
RayPCB can help you repurpose the circuit board if you want.
As a low-cost, high-performance Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), XA7A75T-1CSG324I helps automotive consumers to get value for their money. Buy one or more of these and contact RayPCB for a quote you can afford today!