Xilinx takes RFSoCs to the next level for 5G, cable and radar: Page 4 of 8

October 05, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
With silicon shipped to multiple customers already and an early access programin place, Xilinx has announced its Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family that features a breakthrough architecture integrating the RF signal chain into an SoC for 5G wireless, cable Remote-PHY, and radar.

From direct-RF conversion and signal conditioning, to acceleration and differentiation in FPGA logic, to correction of signal impairments, Zynq UltraScale+ integrates a comprehensive RF signal chain. Capabilities across the signal chain include:

  • RF signal conditioning in the integrated data converters;
  • Linearization, correction, differentiation, and acceleration with soft IP and custom FPGA logic;
  • Baseband processing and acceleration, and error correction with integrated DSP and FEC cores;
  • Multiple 100G Ethernet MAC cores;
  • 33 Gb/s transceivers for evolving connectivity standards.

Tightly coupled to an ARM® processing subsystem, the RFSoC provides a unified platform for analog, digital, and embedded design, simplifying calibration and synchronization along the signal chain.


Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs integrate the RF signal chain from radio to modem.