As system-on-chip (SoCs) engineers endeavor to enhance their designs with greater capacity and higher processing speed, the ability to move copious amounts of data in and out of their devices becomes the performance bottleneck. As a result, highbandwidth serial connectivity is a design requirement in nearly every product.

FPGAs enabled with serial I/O offer the ideal balance of bandwidth, density, performance, flexibility, and cost for SoC designs. Xilinx offers a portfolio of serial I/O technology that addresses the full spectrum of bandwidth requirements for products ranging from commercial video displays to broadcast video ultra-high bandwidth wired telecommunications systems.