Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others.

Xilinx’s core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore’s Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI). 

Xilinx has the Right Solutions for Network Acceleration

Xilinx offers a complete portfolio of networking products – from the industry’s first fully composable SmartNICs to our dependable Ethernet NICs with ultra-low latency. We have the right solution to address the needs of your current, and future, data center and edge networking requirements.



Proven High Throughput Packet Processing for Virtual Switching and Routing



Programmable to Address the Needs of Software Defined Networking



Workload Mobility Through Dynamic Reconfiguration for Today’s Cloud

Your Data Center Needs SmartNICs. Here’s Why.​

Your data center needs SmartNICs. Here's Why.

Today’s data centers must be able to accommodate ever-changing and expanding workloads, while keeping an eye on the future. They need to squeeze more performance out of each unit of rack space and get the best power-per-watt. And they have to compete, delivering the best possible performance to their customers while optimizing profit without sacrificing security. ​

SmartNICs can play a big role in solving these challenges. ​

SmartNICs are programmable NICs used to dramatically improve networking, storage, and security functions. They help accelerate network functions by intelligently offloading control-plane management, such as virtual switching and network function virtualization (NFV), freeing up valuable CPU cores for better revenue-earning services.​

Why Choose an FPGA-based SmartNIC?​

Where alternative approaches require you to replace your SmartNICs as applications and use cases change, FPGA-based SmartNICs allow for full programmability, enabling you to future-proof your network for whatever comes next.

Industry’s Lowest Latency NICs

X2 Series Ethernet Adapters

Through our acquisition of Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of low-latency networking and application acceleration, Xilinx offers the XtremeScale series of Ethernet adapters with Onload® kernel bypass technology.


Adaptive Computing Delivers Unique Flexibility

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Hardware that can be optimized for your exact application

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Comprehensive platforms, including runtime software

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Development Tools and accelerated APIs

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Hardware that can be Updated After Deployment

At its core, adaptive computing comprises silicon hardware that can be highly optimized for specific applications. This optimization occurs after the hardware is manufactured and can be repeated an almost infinite number of times.

Because hardware can be updated after production deployment, operational systems can adapt to new requirements without needing new hardware to be installed.


Accelerates the pace of innovation

  • Accelerates leading-edge companies in developing innovative products and solutions

Delivers unparalleled efficiency

  • Adapt the hardware to the application, rather than the other way around
  • Improves performance of the whole application

Accessible to all developers

  • Use standard languages, frameworks and IDEs
  • Comprehensive accelerated APIs and reference designs
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Developers are Increasingly Moving to Adaptive Computing

“The Xilinx Adaptive Challenge gave me the opportunity to migrate my video analytics-based algorithms to Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs.
When I deployed my first CNN model on the Xilinx ZCU104 development kit, I was surprised by the large improvement in latency and throughput, compared to GPUs.
Adaptive SoCs, combined with Vitis AI provided me with an easy-to-deploy edge-AI solution.”
-Nevil Shah – Software Architect / LightSpeedAI Labs


Platforms Make Adaptive Computing Accessible

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Adaptive Platforms

Just like a production CPU can be given a new program to run, an adaptive platform can be given a new hardware configuration to adapt to, even in a live, production setting. The term adaptive platform refers to any type of product or solution that has adaptive hardware at its core.

Adaptive platforms include much more than just the silicon hardware / device; however, they also provide comprehensive software development tools and accelerated APIs.  In addition, adaptive platforms can include deployment-ready solutions such as Alveo Data Center Acceleration Cards and Kria System-On-Modules (SOMs).

Differentiation vs. Other Technologies

In a fixed silicon device such as an Application-Specific Standard Product (ASSP), or even a CPU, the function of the device is defined upfront and that exact, fixed hardware function is then manufactured. If you need to change the function, you need to manufacture new hardware.

Differentiation with Other Technologies