Mil-Grade FPGAs Meet Secure Requirements

The Spartan-6Q and Virtex-6Q families of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx have been developed as pin-compatible upgrades to the firm's commercial FPGAs for demanding military and aerospace applications. They build on the company's Spartan and Virtex products, providing designers with a highly flexible device that delivers industry-leading secure SWaP-C (size, weight, power, and cost) benefits to applications requiring high levels of security and reliability. According to Harvey Steele, Vice President, Segment Marketing at Xilinx, "The introduction of the first defense-grade Spartan family into the Xilinx Aerospace and Defense product portfolio builds on the Virtex series' long success supporting systems that drive mission-critical defense and aerospace electronics. The secure, low-power Spartan-6Q devices, as well as our recently announced rad-hard Virtex-5QV device, further demonstrate Xilinx's commitment and capabilities toward meeting the stringent requirements of aerospace and defense applications."

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