Xilinx FPGAs reduce the size of Maxim's products by 30%

12th September 2014
Siobhan O'Gorman

It has been announced that Maxim Integrated Products will be the lead supplier of three of Xilinx's FPGA reference designs. Maxim will demonstrate the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit at X-Fest 2014. This is a series of free, day-long technical training seminars cohosted by Xilinx and Avnet. Hosted in 37 locations throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Japan, the event opened on the 9th of September 2014 and closes in January 2015. 


To improve performance, energy efficiency and time-to-market, Maxim is combining Xilinx’s 20nm UltraScale FPGAs with it's flexible InTune digital power products along with it's high-density Volterra technology for FPGA development boards. According to Maxim, by utilising Xilinx’s FPGA, it's products are up to 30% smaller than previous generations.

Complex communications systems can have a number of power rails which require a reliable supply of high-current but have limited space and heat dissipation. With InTune products, power system designers are provided with built-in automatic compensation which enables a single design and layout for multiple power rails, minimising design time. 

At X-fest, Maxim will demonstrate how to configure the InTune digital power products with it's PowerTool software. The company will also demonstrate programmable analogue for FPGAs, the EE-Sim System Power online tool and analogue reference designs. Attendees can also discuss design challenges with Maxim engineers at the event. 

“We are honoured to be the lead power supplier for UltraScale platforms from Xilinx,” said Todd Whitaker, Vice President of Marketing, Maxim Integrated. “At X-Fest, we will demonstrate our innovative power solutions and show designers how we can help solve their real-life, everyday challenges.”

“Maxim and Xilinx are a powerful combination in the marketplace,” said Dave Tokic, Sr. Director, Partner Ecosystems and Alliances, Xilinx. “Maxim’s solutions make UltraScale power systems easier to design and provide a significant decrease in system design size. We’re excited about the value this collaboration brings to our customers.”

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