Architecture Matters: Choosing the Right SoC FPGA for Your Application
SoC FPGA devices integrate both processor and FPGA architectures into a single device. Melding the two technologies provides a variety of benefits including higher integration, lower power, smaller board size, and higher bandwidth communication between the processor and FPGA. Best-in-class devices exploit the unique advantages of a merged processor and FPGA system while retaining the benefits of a stand-alone processor and FPGA approach. This white paper presents and analyzes various metrics to help system architects, engineers, and managers decide if SoC FPGAs are a fit for their application and, if so, which vendor's devices may be best suited.