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October 3, 2022


Intel Takes Control of Communications Hill with Analog-Enabled FPGA Portfolio

by Steven Leibson

If you drive south from downtown San Jose, California on US 101, you’ll soon see a commanding hill rising high above the city’s suburban landscape. A huge monolith commands the crest of this hill. Several large microwave horns once perched upon this tower as if it were a concrete throne. Some remain. The microwave tower was part of the AT&T Long Lines telephone network. The former Xilinx campus, now AMD, is close to this landmark. One of the company’s device families – the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC – has figuratively sat alone upon the concrete throne of the semiconductor industry’s own communications hill for the past five years.

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Intel Takes Control of Communications Hill with Analog-Enabled FPGA Portfolio
Correction. You mention that Xilinx's Zynq RFSoC consists of an RF Die and FPGA Die in a 2.5D package, when in fact the Zynq RFSoC devices are monolithic dies with both the RF and FPGA logic sitting together on that die. This provides an impressive low power, potentially low cost, ...

posted by acantle1 on Oct 3 at 11:30am

Intel Introduces Two Monolithic Agilex FPGA and SoC Families, Part 2
I must agree with you Karl. Right now, oneAPI supports FPGAs using preconfigured kernals. That leaves 90-95% of the FPGA's potential performance on the floor, unused. Much to be done. Now that Intel has opened oneAPI to both the open source and open governance communities and assigned management to Codeplay, ...

posted by Steven Leibson on Sep 28 at 11:47am

Intel Introduces Two Monolithic Agilex FPGA and SoC Families, Part 2
Now it is time to show how OneAPI can support all that block ram. Of course there needs to be a new design methodology since years of effort has gone down the drain trying to make HDL work efficiently. I have not been able to find enough about OneAPI. Same ...

posted by Karl Stevens on Sep 28 at 10:49am

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Thanks! I'll amend the article accordingly.

posted by Steven Leibson on Sep 26 at 10:18am

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