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How to Get the Most out of Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C

Getting value for money, to most people, is all about getting the product working. To some others, it has to do with the combination of optimum performance for the product, as well as getting it for a low cost.

You can derive the both, even if what you are buying is a Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD). No doubt, the process of configuring the chip is a bit complicated, considering that it uses fewer logic blocks than a Field Programmable Logic Device (CPLD).

What it lacks in logic blocks, it covers via optimal performance and low-power usage. That is the case with the Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C CPLD. In this article, you are going to discover some of the things you wanted to know about it.

Features of the Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C CPLD

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What are some of the features that make up the Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C CPLD? What are some of the attributes that can endear you not just to the chip, but also to the value it can deliver to your electronic product?

Here are some of the features:

1. Global Resetting

By default, the Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C doesn’t rely on internal memory. It rather uses externa memory interfaces, including flash drives, Storage Device (SD) cards and other forms of external memory types.

In line with that, resetting the chip may not result in a loss of data, as could have been the case if a different type of memory was used.

Also, Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C uses the globalized resetting function. It is responsible for setting and resetting register during its operation. The setting and resetting are done asynchronously.

The globalized setting and resetting also includes the optional configuration of the CPLD’s grounds on the unused Input and Output (I/O).

It also includes the setting and resetting of the Programmable Logic Array (PLA) architecture, and the inclusion of an open-drain output option for Wired-OR and LED drive.

2. Multiple Clocking Performance

Another remarkable feature of Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C is the improved clocking performance.

This is based on the multiple clock signals, which are available both via the local and global product terms.

These clock signals are also configurable on a per macrocell basis.

One outstanding feature of the multiple clock signals is the provision of three (3) global clocks to function as asynchronous clock sources for the Function Blocks.

Technical Specifications for the Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C CPLD

Let us now delve into some of the technical attributes of Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C. They are represented in the table below:

Technical SpecificationsDescription
Mounting Technology/StyleSurface Mount Technology (SMT)
Number of Macrocells32
Pin Count32
Number of Logic Gates750
Operating TemperatureBetween 0 and 70-degree Celsius
Propagation Delay Time5.5 nanoseconds (ns)
Package/Case44-TQFP
Type of MemoryROMless
Number of I/Os33
Number of Logic Elements (LE)2
Programmable TypeIn System Programming
Internal Frequency (maximum)323 MHz
Operating Supply Voltage (min to max)1.7V-1.9V
Screening LevelIndustrial

Wrapping Up on Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C

Xilinx XC2C32A-6VQG44C’s Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) offers a balance between low-power and speed. Contact RayPCB to get professional advice and real-time configuration of the chip.