Xilinx To Advance Mass 5G Roll-Out With New Zynq Adaptive Radio Platform

Although today’s news of AMD’s proposed acquisition of Xilinx is likely going to garner the lion’s share of media attention in the short term, the adaptive computing leader concurrently announced a new line of silicon solutions that could significantly impact 5G network build-outs in the future.

Earlier today, Xilinx revealed a its Zynq RFSoC DFE (Digital Front-End), which represents a news class of adaptive radio platform that combines hardened DFE blocks with adaptable logic in an effort to provide flexible solutions for the quickly advancing 5G ecosystem. The Zynq RFSoC DFE is designed for high-performance, cost and power-efficient 5G NR (New Radio) applications covering 5G low-, mid-, and high- band spectrum where Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and RFSoC products have previously been deployed.

“For the first time, Xilinx is providing a wireless radio platform with more hardened application-specific IP

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AMD’s Su on Xilinx Acquisition: ‘We Can Define the Future of High Performance Computing’

Marking a new phase in in the re-resurrection AMD in its eternal struggle with Intel, and as reported here October 9, AMD has agreed to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, for $35 billion – another in a series of recent  technology industry acquisitions with direct bearing on HPC.

“The acquisition brings together two industry leaders with complementary product portfolios and customers,” AMD said in its announcement. “AMD will offer the industry’s strongest portfolio of high performance processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices. Together, the combined company will capitalize on opportunities spanning some of the industry’s most important growth segments from the data center to gaming, PCs, communications, automotive, industrial, aerospace and defense.”

The news was released simultaneously with a “beat and raise” AMD earnings announcement, which generated record revenue for the third quarter

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AMD’s Blockbuster Deal to Acquire Xilinx: 6 Thoughts

AMD  (AMD) – Get Report and Xilinx  (XLNX) – Get Report are eager to work together not just on new server platforms, but also on joint offerings for 5G base stations, cars and much else, its CEOs stress.

Three weeks after The Wall Street Journal first reported that a potential $30 billion-plus deal was being discussed, AMD announced on Tuesday morning that it’s buying top FPGA developer Xilinx in an all-stock deal that values Xilinx at more than $33 billion based on AMD’s current trading price.

The companies aim to close the deal by the end of 2021, and to generate $300 million worth of annual cost savings within 18 months of closing. AMD shareholders stand to own 74% of the post-merger company, and Xilinx shareholders the other 26%.

In tandem with the announcement, AMD posted its Q3 report, which was originally scheduled to arrive on

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AMD to Buy Chip Peer Xilinx for $35 Billion in Data Center Push | Technology News

(Reuters) – Semiconductor designer Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) on Tuesday said it has agreed buy Xilinx Inc in a $35 billion all-stock deal that will intensify its battle with Intel Corp in the data center chip market.

The deal, which AMD expects to close at the end of 2021, would create a combined firm with 13,000 engineers and a completely outsourced manufacturing strategy that relies heavily on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC). The two U.S. firms have benefited from a more nimble approach to grab market share from Intel, which has struggled with internal manufacturing.

AMD has long been Intel’s chief rival for central processor units (CPUs) in the personal computer business. Since Chief Executive Lisa Su took over AMD in 2014, she has focused on challenging Intel in the fast-growing business of data centers that power internet-based applications and services and are fuelling the rise of artificial

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