Industries are leveraging FPGA's ability to provide long-term availability, short-time-to-market, and efficient systems in various use cases.
FREMONT, CA: Many advantages exist over traditional implementations using FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). FPGA can adapt interfaces and system components to each company's needs, allowing companies to become independent from component manufacturers and suppliers. Prototypes are available early in the development cycle, and software can be updated in the field, resulting in a rapid time-to-market for complex systems.
Using FPGAs enables programmers and designers to create domain-specific architectures more specific to their requirements by adapting and updating the compute architecture with greater flexibility.
Companies can leverage the following advantages FPA provides to improve operations.
Long-term availability: Companies can implement functionality without relying on component manufacturers since FPGAs are configured, not modules. Developers can program FPGAs in a way that would work on different FPGAs without any adjustments.
Updating and adaptation at the customer: FPGAs are programmable, unlike conventional computer chips. A customer may update and adapt the product even after delivery.
Very short time-to-market: Since IP core design is integrated with hardware development, FPGAs substantially speed up prototype development. This enables time-consuming operations, such as commissioning and troubleshooting, to be performed simultaneously with development.
Fast and efficient systems: Standard components, which compromise performance and compatibility, should be available to most users. An FPGA provides the ability to design systems perfectly suited to the intended use, resulting in 100 percent efficiency.
Acceleration of software: It is common for software implementations to use fast processors to solve complex tasks. An FPGA is a cost-effective alternative to processor-based solutions, providing a significant speed advantage through parallelization.
Real-time applications: Embedded systems that require high performance are well suited for FPGAs. The FPGA provides deterministic behavior instead of software-based solutions utilizing real-time operating systems. This allows even complicated calculations to be performed within a concise period due to its flexibility.
Massively parallel data processing: Data processing demands are continually increasing in current systems, so sequentially operating systems cannot keep up with the amount of data. Through parallel processing of data, FPGAs offer an outstandingly scalable solution.