Efinix launches Trion Titanium FPGA family
17 July 2020
Efinix, a US-based developer of programmable product platforms and technology, has announced its Trion Titanium FPGA family.
Trion Titanium FPGAs are fabricated on a 16nm process node and feature Efinix’s Quantum compute fabric. Inspired by the Quantum fabric underlying Efinix’s first-generation Trion FPGAs, the Quantum compute fabric adds additional compute and routing capability into its enhanced eXchangeable logic and routing (XLR) cells.
Enhanced compute, united with the 3X clock frequency boost afforded by the 16nm process, make Trion Titanium FPGAs suitable for computational acceleration applications while the increased routing flexibility delivers much improved utilization ratios.
With the 16nm process node and the 2X efficiency improvement of the Quantum compute fabric, these FPGAs provide significantly improved levels of processing power in what is an extremely small die size, taking just a quarter of the area of the previous Trion generation.
In addition, the low power consumption of the 16nm node means that Titanium devices consume a third of the power of Trion devices and overcomes the thermal issues associated with highly integrated applications. This combination makes them suitable for multi-chip, system-in-package (SIP) designs such as those found in mobile, edge compute, AI and IoT.
“FPGAs are increasingly being used as accelerators for computation rather than fixed function logic,” said Sammy Cheung, Efinix founder, president and CEO. “With a re-engineered Quantum compute fabric and a low-power 16nm process, Titanium FPGAs naturally offload edge processors in space constrained applications. When combined with the Efinix RISC-V SoCs announced last month, Titanium FPGAs form the compute core and adaptive hardware acceleration for complete SIP SoCs.”
The Titanium family comprises FPGAs ranging from 25K to 500K logic elements that are available in familiar and easy to mount BGA packages. The FPGAs have a range of hardened IP such as PCIe Gen4, DDR4, 10 Gbps Ethernet, and 2.5 Gbps MIPI controllers for optimum performance and seamless system connectivity in applications ranging from vision systems and industrial automation to edge computing.
“When designing the Titanium family, we started from the ground up,” said Tony Ngai, Efinix co-founder, CTO and SVP of Engineering. “From the re-engineered XLR and the highly efficient DSP capability, to the optimised embedded RAM blocks and the custom designed I/Os, we analysed system requirements and set about designing the ultimate reconfigurable acceleration FPGA. The result is a truly unique collection of innovations based on Efinix’s patented Quantum architecture.”
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