Lowest system power can be achieved by utilizing low-power FPGAs, which can be more power efficient than processors, ASSPs, and ASICs. When evaluating low-power FPGAs, key considerations include the power efficiency of the process technology, architectures and features, system interconnects, and EDA software. Altera Cyclone V FPGAs excel at all of the above metrics, and do so at the lowest system cost. Cyclone V FPGAs are built on TSMC’s 28-nm ultra-low power process technology (28LP), using proven polysilicon gate and silicon oxynitride gate dielectric (Poly/SiON). Cyclone V FPGAs to achieve up to a 40% total power decrease from the previous generation.