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Five Ways to Build Flexibility into Industrial Applications with FPGAs

Authored on: Feb 28, 2011 by Jason Chiang, Stefano J. Zammattio

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As industrial system complexity increases, FPGAs offer the ability to integrate an entire system on a chip (SoC), at a lower cost compared to discrete MCU, DSP, ASSP, or ASIC solutions. This paper describes using an Altera industrial-grade FPGA as a coprocessor or SoC to bring flexibility to industrial applications. Providing a single, highly integrated platform for multiple industrial products, Altera FPGAs can substantially reduce development time and risk.
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Dr DSP Posted Mar 19, 2011

We keep hearing about the benefits of integrating the MCU function into the FPGA. Modern MCUs have boatloads of memory, lots of peripherals, a variety of special functions (PWM, low power modes, self write, capture/compare, etc) and are really inexpensive. I'd really like to see a head to head comparison between an FPGA and any modern MCU in a real application. What size FPGA will be needed, at what cost and what power. Give us some numbers not more marketing fluff...

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