Tag Archives: FPGA

Moving from FPGA’s to Embedded FPGA Fabric – How it’s Done

The recent explosion of FPGA-based compute acceleration has created an enormous new market opportunity for programmable logic. At the same time, however, eFPGAs represent a serious challenge to FPGAs in capturing the long, big-money tail of the compute acceleration wave. eFPGAs are IP blocks that can be used by custom chip designers to add FPGA fabric to any custom IC design. This article from Semiwiki summarizes how to move from FPGA’s to embedded FPGA fabric.

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Guide to Understanding FPGA Development

An FPGA is an integrated circuit or device that is programmed to perform specific functions after it has been built. The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language (HDL), similar to that used for an ASIC. This article provides you the knowledge needed to build a good FPGA foundation.

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Now is the time for eFPGA technology

An embedded FPGA, to be useful for a wide range of chips, needs to be designed and optimized differently than an FPGA chip.  This article from Embedded Computing highlights why is it suddenly getting so much attention and describes the benefits, implementation considerations and future of eFPGA technology.

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Enhancing FPGA Prototype Debug

FPGA prototyping has always been the fastest and most cost-effective solution for verifying small designs late in the flow. Now, FPGA prototyping can be used throughout the process to find design bugs earlier, quickening the pace to software development.  This article highlights why the increased capacity, scalability, and debug solutions have made FPGA prototyping the ideal solution for tackling today’s biggest designs.

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Prototyping Partitioning Problems

Gaps are widening in the prototyping of large, complex chips because the speed and capacity of the FPGA is not keeping pace with rapid rollout pace of advanced ASICs. This article from Semiengineering explores how to overcome the partitioning challenges in FPGA prototyping and outlines why there is still a big gap though FPGAs are getting faster.

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The Case for Combining CPUs With FPGA Fabrics

Given that the industry is beginning to reach the limits of what can physically and economically be achieved is no longer achieving the same result it once did. Instead the industry is, quite rightly, focusing on new system architectures and making better use of available silicon through radical rethinking of how tasks are achieved within each device.

As we enter this new era in technology, the integration of the FPGA fabric with CPUs in the form of embedded FPGAs becomes an attractive solution. This article explores why the combination of CPUs and FPGA technology can drive real value through closer integration.

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Emulation in FPGA

Since from many years, emulators were available only to verification teams working on the largest projects in companies with deep enough pockets. Due to size rather than capabilities they were called “Big Box” emulators and typically were used to recover some of the time lost on RTL simulation.

Meanwhile, FPGA technology has been available long enough to mature to the point where FPGA based emulation became available. This article explores the typical differences between FPGA usage in prototyping and emulation and describes the role of emulation in FPGA.

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Achieving FPGA Design Performance Quickly

Today’s engineering teams are tasked with delivering FPGA-based products under incredible schedule constraints to market windows. Closing timing constraints is still a challenge for many designers. FPGA design tools are a necessity to help define and apply the correct constraints to a design to quickly close timing and complete the project.

This article from EETimes highlights the broad steps designers need to complete as they close timing and how tool automation helps to simplify the process.

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Reduce Time to Market for FPGA-Based Communication and Datacenter Applications

As FPGA-based realizations become bigger and more complex, synthesis tools that deliver an automated flow are the obvious choice for creating optimized designs in a timely manner. This article from EETimes explains why FPGAs are attractive for communication and datacenter applications and enable a significant gain in processing bandwidth, the ability to complete in-system updates, and the opportunity to consolidate multiple sub-systems and controllers into a single device. Read More


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