Mercury devices integrate high-speed differential transceivers and support for CDR with a speed-optimized PLD architecture. These transceivers are implemented through the dedicated serializer, deserializer, and clock recovery circuitry in the HSDI and incorporate support for the LVDS, LVPECL, and 3.3-V PCML I/O standards. This circuitry, together with enhanced I/O elements (IOEs) and support for numerous I/O standards, allows Mercury devices to meet high-speed interface requirements.
Mercury devices are the first PLDs optimized for core performance. These LUT-based, enhanced memory devices use a network of fast routing resources to achieve optimal performance. These resources are ideal for data-path, register-intensive, mathematical, digital signal processing (DSP), or communications designs.