|Publication: Electronic Products Magazine|
Contributor: Xilinx, Inc.
July 1, 2009 -- FPGAs continue to advance, enabling ever more integration of programmable technologies into the heart of embedded systems. Today’s high-performance FPGAs boast hundreds of thousands of programmable logic cells, on-chip high-speed serial transceivers, extraordinary levels of embedded memory, and built-in digital signal processing capabilities.
Indeed, these devices can easily contain complete systems, including hard and soft processor cores along with soft peripherals to implement an entire custom processing solution in an FPGA. However, to design and debug robust embedded systems, designers need more than complex silicon. They also need access to hardware and software design tools, intellectual property (IP), and development boards tailored to their design methodology.
By Craig Abramson. (Abramson is with Xilinx, Inc.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.
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|Keywords: Electronic Products, Xilinx, FPGAs, field programmable gate arrays, FPGA design, microprocessors, MPUs, IP, intellectual property, cores, EDA tools, |
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