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FPGA - Field Programmable Gate Array

Currently DJ Greaves is using the the large Xilinx XC5VLX110T. There are four of these on the BEE3 Boards.

Smaller FPGAs are used in most applications however.
Technical/Catalog Information XC5VLX110T-2FFG1136C
Vendor Xilinx Inc
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Number of Gates 110000
Number of I /O 640
Number of Logic Blocks/Elements 8640
Package / Case 1136-FCBGA
Operating Temperature 0C ~ 85C
Voltage - Supply 1.14 V ~ 3.45 V

65 nm technology, 6-input LUT, 64 bit DP RAMs.

Field-programmable gate array structure, showing IO blocks around the edge, interconnection matrix blocks and configurable logic blocks.

A configurable logic block for a look-up-table based FPGA.

A simple IO block for an FPGA.

(C) 2008-10, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.