Xilinx today announced the launch of the world's largest FPGA chip, "Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P," with 35 billion transistors and the largest density of its kind, 1.6 times larger than the previous Virtex UltraScale VU440 and 60 percent lower power consumption.
Although the exact size of the chip has not been announced, it is not in the same order of magnitude as the 1.2 trillion transistors, 46,225 square millimeters, and the world's largest chip dedicated to AI computing. However, in the world of FPGA, it is definitely a super behemoth, which can cover the rim of a mug according to the official figure.
That compares with 32 billion transistors for AMD's 64 core and 21.1 billion transistors for the NVIDIA GV100 core.
The chip adopts Lidless package and optimizes heat dissipation, allowing designers to maximize their performance.
This is a "Chip Maker's Chip" (Chip manufacturer's Chip), which is mainly aimed at the simulation and prototype design of the most advanced ASIC and SoC chips, as well as test, measurement, computing, network, aviation, defense and other application fields.
It also supports a variety of complex emerging algorithms, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, video processing, sensor fusion, and more.
The VU19P FPGA will be available in bulk in the autumn of 2020.