While many SERDES based designs will continue to need a high performance FPGA fabric and I/O structure, there is a growing need for low cost solutions as well. PCI Express and Serial Ethernet based designs are replacing legacy PCI and Fast Ethernet interfaces. As these standards become ubiquitous and an integral part of FPGA designs, there will be a need for an accompanying low cost FPGA to handle the relatively lower performance bridging, co-processing and glue logic functionality of those designs.

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