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FPGA: What they are when to use and when not and if then how?

Antti LukatsAntti Lukats 09/01/2015 at 19:311 Comment

Xilinx is de-facto the FPGA company. The biggest and...

For me Peter Alfke was Xilinx, the one who made Xilinx.

He is no longer able to influence the development of Xilinx.

I do not know if there would have been a difference, maybe.

As of today Xilinx message is clear, this can be read from their website

The smalest FPGA Xilinx has today, is Artix A15T.

You can fit an 32 bit SoftProcessor + MMU + DDR Controller IP Core + all peripherals that are needed to boot standard Linux into A15T.

When I started with Xilinx FPGA's their FPGA had 64 Flip Flops. It was fascinating back then.

It is REALLY fascinating now.

Go take the path, go for 7.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 09/01/2015 at 19:44 point

I agree that it's a major mistake for X to ignore the "low cost" "entry level" chips because 1) that's where beginners start and they get used to other, more friendly tools 2) that leaves the market open to the competition. Your DIPSY proves it ! How can X reply now ? A market is most often overtaken by the lower end. Look at Intel now...

PS: R.I.P. Peter.

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