The economic and technical forces driving the networking world today are leading to frustration with the currently available approaches: ASIC, ASSP, traditional FPGAs. System architects are looking for re-programmability and time-to-market, without sacrificing performance. The Achronix Speedster FPGA family, using the patented picoPIPE acceleration technology, provides both full reprogrammability and 1.5 GHz performance. This brief demonstrates how Speedster’s unprecedented capabilities can lead to more successful development programs and more competitive products.