16nm UltraScale+ FPGA with Integrated RS-FEC

Another industry first, this demonstration showcases the Xilinx 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA with integrated 100G Ethernet MAC and RS-FEC working in tandem to send data over challenging electrical or optical interconnects. Integration saves logic area, simplifies implementation and reduces power consumption on the increasingly popular 100G Ethernet interfaces or high speed backplane applications. RS-FEC enables the use of less expensive multi-mode fiber or copper interconnects and optical modules by correcting errors inherent to those systems.