Xilinx will be adding a 2D barcode to the topside marking for all Xilinx 7 Series, Zynq-7000, Zynq UltraScale+, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ commercial / industrial "XC", Automotive "XA", and Defense-grade "XQ" devices.
The addition of this 2D barcode allows for improved device-level traceability.
This will be a phased introduction. This answer record contains more information about this transition.
Xilinx is making four key changes to the top marking of certain device families.
Lot combination rules will be updated to take advantage of the new device-level traceability.
Xilinx will provide a web-based and mobile application for in-field verification.
The web-based tool is now available here: https://www.xilinx.com/member/2dbarcode.html
Customers can access Xilinx GO, our new mobile app here: https://www.xilinx.com/about/xilinx-go.html
The 2D barcodes can also be scanned with a regular digital camera. Take a clear shot (try to avoid any blur or glare) of the 2D barcode and upload the image to https://xapps9.xilinx.com/2dbarcode/
Use of a manual 2D barcode scanner is also an option. The Recommended model is the CODE CR-1421. The Cognex DM8600 and CODE-1420 are also viable options.
Please contact your local sales representative for more information or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
LPM 2D barcodes will be available starting in January 2017.
For more information, please see XCN16014 Top Marking Change for 7 Series, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ Products.
This Product Change Notice also includes a link to XTP424 FAQ: Top Marking Change for 7 Series, UltraScale and UltraScale+ Products.