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Socket simplifies FPGA prototyping in portable applications

Posted: 02 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:quicklogic? hilo socket? interconnect systems? fpga?

Socket simplifies FPGA prototypingQuickLogic Corp. announced the availability of the HiLo socket from Interconnect Systems Inc. that simplifies FPGA prototyping in space-constrained, portable consumer-electronic designs.

With HiLo development socket system, designers can prototype their designs using footprint-compatible sockets and reduce development costs. A single PCB can be used for both prototyping and production, which cuts system development time.

The socket measures 2mm. Its low-profile yields prototypes that have a board height equal to chip level. When a chip is mounted using the HiLo system, it is attached to a pin field and a socket is soldered to the PCB. The pin field is inserted into the socket, producing a combination that supports several applications, including production IC board mounting and board-to-board connection.

"Success of consumer electronics products depends greatly on the adoption of new technology and the rate at which products are delivered to market," said Brian Faith, senior director of product marketing, in a statement. "In providing the HiLo socket system to designers of consumer applications, we help cut their development costs and speed time to market by allowing them to develop their system with the same printed circuit board as they intend to use for production, eliminating the need for board spins late in the design cycle."

The HiLo sockets are available from Interconnect Systems Inc. for $93 each.

- Ismini Scouras

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