Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has been on an upward trajectory since the beginning of the month and in the last session the stock gained 0.40% to close the day at $123.27 following the announcement that the company had extended its Zynq Ultrascale+TM Radio Frequency SoC portfolio to enhance its RF with greater scalability and performance.
New product portfolio
The company is building on the multi-market success of its base portfolio the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC to have next-generation devices that can cover the sub-6 GHz spectrum that is crucial in the deployment of the next-generation 5G network. The enhanced device supports RF sampling directly for up to 5GS/S 14ADCs and 10GS/s 14-bit ADCs for the 6GHZ bandwidth.
The company’s RFSoC portfolio is potentially the only adaptable radio platform single chip that has been designed to address the industry’s current and future needs. The new portfolio includes the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 2 that is currently being sampled, and production is set to begin in June this year.
The device is on track to meet the regional deployment timelines as well as support 5G New Radio. Equally, there is the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 3 that offers full sub-6 GHz RF support and up to 20% reduction in power in the RF data converter system relative to the base portfolio. Production of has been scheduled for the second half of the year.
5G network enabling capabilities
The new product integrates high-performance RF data converter to offer a broad spectrum coverage needed for the deployment of 5G, cable access, phased-array radar solutions as well as more applications for testing and satellite communications.
Executive Vice president, Liam Madden stated that the company is committed to helping its customer in accelerating innovation and they were excited to spearhead the development of adaptable and intelligent 5G infrastructure using additions in the high-performance Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC portfolio. With the complete dub-6 GHz coverage customers should expect competitive advantage through the acceleration of design and the development of next-generation systems.