Recently, Xilinx announced shipping early samples of its 28nm Kintex-7 FPGAs. Now 28nm is the current bleeding-edge process node for logic processes and it’s no small feat to start shipping parts—even early engineering samples—at this node. Here’s a video of the 28nm Kintex-7 FPGA doing its thing at 10Gbps with one of its fast serial interfaces:
Now if you think 10Gbps is fast (and it is), then here’s a video of Altera’s early 28nm transceiver chip lab sample cranking away at 25Gbps (and 10Gbps). That’s fast.
Both of these videos allude to the tremendous resources that Altera and Xilinx are investing in 28nm development.