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What is a field programmable gate array (FPGA)?
A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab.
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2002-06-28 Using a microprocessor to configure Xilinx FPGAs via slave serial or selectMAP mode
This application note discusses the configuration of Xilinx's Virtex and Spartan FPGAs using a microprocessor via slave serial or selectMAP mode.
2012-05-03 Use FPGAs to harness potential of flash for enterprise apps
The design challenges associated with flash are readily addressed via deployment of FPGA-based PSM for memory management and I/O.
2006-11-30 TurboConcept ports its WiMax IP on Lattice FPGAs
TurboConcept has ported and tested its TC1000-WiMAX, an 802.16 Convolutional Turbo Code decoder IP core, on Lattice's FPGA devices.
2007-07-09 Tool speeds up development of non-volatile FPGAs
Xilinx Inc. unveils its low-cost Spartan-3AN Starter Kit, ideal for prototyping high-volume non-volatile applications where higher system integration or security is critical.
2005-06-10 Tips for successful power-up of today's high-performance FPGAs
This app note explains FPGA power requirements and the causes of their power-up problems.
2008-07-14 Tip of the Week: Simple power supply for FPGAs (Part 1)
Linear Technology recently provided power management support to one designer, who asked for upwards of 40A at 1.5V to power four FPGAs in the smallest board area possible and the highest efficiency to minimize component overheating.
2005-08-16 Timing analyzer puts ASIC-like functionality in FPGAs
Actel Corp. rolls out a static timing analysis engine that brings ASIC functionality into the FPGA world.
2009-12-21 Thermal management for FPGAs
This application note provides the information you need to determine the thermal requirements for your application.
2015-05-08 The MCU guy's guide to FPGAs: The software
Embedded design engineers usually come from MCU background, so they often have only a vague idea as to what an FPGA is. In this article, we are going to consider the FPGA equivalent to MCU software.
2015-05-07 The MCU guy's guide to FPGAs: The hardware
Embedded design engineers usually come from MCU background, so they often have only a vague idea as to what an FPGA is. In this article, we'll consider the hardware aspects of the FPGA universe.
2015-06-15 The MCU guy's guide to FPGAs: Configuration
Embedded design engineers usually come from MCU background, so they often have only a vague idea as to what an FPGA is. In this article, we are going to look into configuration techniques and technologies.
2000-06-21 The low-cost, efficient serial configuration of Spartan FPGAs
This application note shows how to achieve low-cost, efficient serial configuration for Spartan FPGA designs. The approach recommended here takes advantage of unused resources in a design, thereby reducing the cost, part count, memory size, and board space associated with the serial configuration circuitry.
2000-06-21 The express configuration of SpartanXL FPGAs
This application note provides information on how to perform Express configuration, which uses an 8-bit-wide bus path for fast configuration, specifically for the SpartanXL family of FPGAs.
1999-04-08 The challenges of doing PCI design in FPGAs
This paper covers the issues in doing PCI in FPGAs, how they are surmounted and what are the things the designer needs to think about when implementing such a design scheme.
2001-04-12 The challenges of doing a PCI design in FPGAs
This application note covers the issues Xilinx has discovered in doing PCI in FPGAs, how they have been surmounted and what the designer needs to think about when doing such a design.
2005-09-01 The basics of implementing DSP functions on low-cost FPGAs
For cutting-edge designs where cycles are tight, requirements are fluid, and expected volumes are uncertain, system companies implement most core functionality and DSP in low-cost FPGAs.
2008-10-06 Temperature, voltage, and current calibration in Fusion FPGAs
Actel Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs integrate configurable analog features, including I/Os, prescalers, lowpass filters, and an ADC, enabling customers to perform temperature, voltage, and current measurements in their applications.
2003-04-03 Teleview adopts Altera FPGAs for HDTV products
Teleview Co. Ltd has selected Altera Corp.'s Stratix FPGAs and MAX 3000A CPLDs to be used in its HDTV receiver and DTV receiver products.
2006-08-15 Telecom equipment makers favor FPGAs over ASICs, survey finds
Telecom equipment manufacturers are relying more on FPGAs than on ASICs for low- to medium-volume production of telecom systems according to a survey by Light Reading's Components Insider.
2006-09-26 Tektronix, FS2 develop debug tool for Xilinx FPGAs
Tektronix Inc. and First Silicon Solutions announced the FPGAView software package for Tektronix TLA Series logic analyzers that enables real-time debugging of Xilinx FPGAs.
2002-12-10 Tarari adopts Xilinx FPGAs
Tarari Inc. has chosen Xilinx Inc.'s reprogrammable chip technology for the development of the Tarari Content Processing Platform.
2005-12-19 System General offers support for Altera Stratix II FPGAs
System General announced its device support for Altera's Stratix II EP2S15, EP2S30 and EP2S60 FPGAs in FBGA484 packages.
2007-03-12 Synthesizable CIO DDR RLDRAM II controller for Virtex-4 FPGAs
This application note describes how to use a Virtex-4 device to interface to Common I/O (CIO) Double Data Rate (DDR) Reduced Latency DRAM (RLDRAM II) devices. The reference design targets two CIO DDR RLDRAM II devices at a clock rate of 200/235MHz with data transfers at 400/470Mbps per pin.
2002-08-02 Synplicity provides software for Actel FPGAs
Synplicity Inc. has announced that its Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software now supports Actel Corp.'s Axcelerator FPGA family.
2007-11-12 Synplicity DSP tool supports Lattice FPGAs
Synplicity's Synplify DSP software now supports the LatticeECP2M and LatticeXP2 FPGA devices, creating a powerful solution for DSP algorithm implementation in aerospace, wireless, telecom and digital multimedia applications.
2003-06-27 Synplicity debugger supports latest FPGAs
Version 1.2 of Synplicity Inc.'s Identify RTL debugging software features increased functionality and support for the latest field-programmable gate arrays from Actel, Altera and Xilinx.
2008-05-28 Synopsys lends support for Altera Stratix IV FPGAs
Synopsys says that the FPGA synthesis solutions from its Synplicity Business Group, Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier, support the recently announced 40nm Stratix IV FPGAs from Altera.
2004-10-05 Synopsys DC FPGA supports Xilinx FPGAs, software
The Design Compiler FPGA from Synopsys now supports Xilinx's Virtex-4 family of domain optimized FPGAs and ISE 6.3i place and route software.
2008-06-16 Synfora extends synthesis technology to FPGAs
Synfora, specializing algorithmic synthesis tools used to design SoCs and FPGAs, recently announced the availability of PICO Extreme FPGA, which extends their algorithmic synthesis technology to FPGA devices.
2005-09-02 Survey finds use of ESL, FPGAs expected to increase
The design community is planning a significant increase in electronic system level (ESL) methodology adoption, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Celoxica Inc. and Electronics Weekly.
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