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FPGAs: Instant Access by Clive Maxfield

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Chapter 8. Choosing the Right Device

In an Instant

  • Choosing
  • Technology
  • Basic Resources and Packaging
  • General-purpose I/O Interfaces
  • Embedded Multipliers, RAM, etc.
  • Embedded Processor Coress
  • Gigabit I/O Capabilities
  • IP Availability
  • Speed Grades
  • Future FPGA Developments
  • Instant Summary

Definitions

Most of the terms used in this chapter you will have seen before, but here are a few definitions of some terms that may be unfamiliar:

  • Application Specific Modular Block (ASMBL) is a new FPGA architecture that was developed by Xilinx. This is a highly modular, column-based architecture that makes use of flip-chip technology and eliminates geometric layout constraints associated with traditional chip design.
  • Field programmable analog arrays ...

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