Design Made Easy with Mixed-Signal FPGAs and State of the Art Software Tools
As FPGA and embedded functions have grown closer together on the board and in some cases merged onto the same chip, have the engineers working on these designs or the tools they use evolved along with the silicon? As microprocessors have included more analog functions over the years, have FPGA designers incorporated analog design into their resume? This paper examines the evolution path for FPGAs with embedded processors and the design tools that support them, and considers whether engineers need to evolve their techniques to accommodate the integrated silicon or whether they can continue to manage their boundaries at the silicon level instead of the board level.
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