Xilinx SoCs and FPGAs make Industrial Controllers smaller, more scalable, supportive of mixed criticality control, and ready for future connectivity


The Industrial Internet of Things drives the evolution of industrial controllers from the automation of pre-defined tasks towards the concept of a flexible node in a larger network that can adapt to changing tasks. More information is accessible and more data is produced. This requires high processing performance in combination with scalable networking and flexibility concerning the used communication protocols.

The Programmable Logic and embedded blocks within Xilinx SoCs and FPGAs can be used for functions beyond networking:

  • Sensor Fusion
  • HW accelerated analytics
  • Cyber and physical security related functions tied to FIPS140 and IEC62443
  • Co-processors which uses Xilinx’s MicroBlaze softcore processor lets you include distributed functions that standard controllers can’t
  • Hardware and software field upgradability makes your product more universal and support IIoT mandates such as series production for a lot size of 1

An extensive partner ecosystem provides you with the right boards and kits to create a solution fast. In cooperation with companies like GmbH who are specialists for the use of CODESYS on embedded devices you can access pre-configured packages to run IEC 61131 compatible controllers on Xilinx SoCs.

Design Examples Description Device Support

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Single Chip Zynq-7000 Industrial Edge Node

  • ARM® Cortex-A9 for high-speed I/O data management.
  • This allows for improved system performance by offloading CPU functions to the integrated programmable logic.
  • Motion Control can be included in the PLC runtime (CNC).
  • On-chip AXI interface between CPU and I/O backplane greatly reduces latency, power consumption, and system size High levels of integration results in fewer chips and lower BOM cost.

Zynq-7000 SoC

Zynq-7000S SoC

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MPSoC for IIoT Safety Applications

  • Quad Core Cortex A53 for simultaneous execution of PLC Runtimes, Motion Planning, HMI and Industrial Ethernet Masters with hardware acceleration.
  • The architecture enable far-reaching differentiation.

Zynq UltraScale+ CG, EG, EV MPSoC

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Codesys-based pre-integrated PLC

  • Industrial IEC 61131-3 controller on ARM Cortex A9
  • Motion Control & CNC
  • Visualization
  • OPC UA with integrated configuration in CODESYS
  • POWERLINK Master with integrated configuration in CODESYS
  • TSN according to IEEE 802.1Qbv and IEEE802.1ASrev
  • Integrated embedded security for communication channel
  • High throughput AXI infrastructure for networking
  • User expandable

Zynq-7000 SoC

Zynq-7000S SoC

Solutions Stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized Xilinx and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a Xilinx-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.