April 2, 2007 -- Today's high-performance, DSP-optimized FPGAs are already playing a key role in the world within which the DSP design community finds itself—a world of rapidly evolving and converging standards, critically short market windows, economically and technologically constrained design efforts, and incredibly large rewards for a winning design.
FPGAs have become popular for DSP largely because they offer a combination of performance and flexibility. (See Figure 1.) Consider high-growth markets like the communications, multimedia, and defense industries—all of which depend heavily on high-performance DSP technologies. These markets are in a constant state of flux, with constantly changing standards, market demands, customer requirements, and competitive landscapes. To keep pace in these markets, companies need powerful, flexible processors—making FPGAs a great fit.
By Omid Tahernia. (Tahernia is Vice President and General Manager of the Processing Solutions Group at Xilinx, Inc.)
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