Are there any real-time computing requirements that don’t mandate that your new systems be faster and more flexible than your previous designs? Ever-changing industry standards dictate that tomorrow’s embedded system designs accommodate a new level of customization, while high performance demands challenge traditional processing designs.

You don’t want to be restricted by an overly customized design, and you can’t just keep toggling the system clock at ever-increasing speeds to improve performance. There has to be a better way to create faster and more flexible embedded processing systems.

Platform FPGAs are programmable SoCs that support a multitude of sophisticated designs, and include on-board memory, DSP capability, embedded processing, and hardware accelerated co-processing. The re-programmability and field upgradeability of these new devices mean that you can fix bugs, enhance features, optimize performance, and add emerging industry standard support throughout product life cycles and even after deployment in the field.

With these powerful capabilities immersed in a programmable SoC device, all you need are the appropriate tools to unleash and harness this embedded performance.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Third Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.