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Definition: Versal

The first implementation of Xilinx's Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP). The Versal ACAP is an extremely comprehensive system-on-chip (SoC) that combines CPUs, DSPs, I/O and RAM control along with programmable hardware logic, the latter traditionally a stand-alone FPGA chip. Versal is first to combine so many disparate processors on one chip. See FPGA and DSP.

The Versal Chip
With more than 35 billion transistors, the Versal chip includes dual ARM CPUs with RAM and I/O, programmable (adaptive) hardware and DSP engines for parallel processing. (Image courtesy of Xilinx, www.xilinx.com)