Brown, Robert J. Francis, Jonathan Rose, Zvonko G. Pages Logic Block Architecture.
Routing for FPGAs. Back Matter Pages About this book Introduction Field-Programmable Gate Arrays FPGAs have emerged as an attractive means of implementing logic circuits, providing instant manufacturing turnaround and negligible prototype costs. They hold the promise of replacing much of the VLSI market now held by mask-programmed gate arrays.
FPGAs offer an affordable solution for customized VLSI, over a wide variety of applications, and have also opened up new possibilities in designing reconfigurable digital systems.
It provides the reader with a focused view of the key issues, using a consistent notation and style of presentation. Stands for "Field-Programmable Gate Array.
FPGAs contain programmable logic blocks that can be wired in different configurations. These blocks create a physical array of logic gates that can be used to perform different operations.
Because the gates are customizable, FPGAs can be optimized for any computing task. This gives FPGAs the potential to perform operations several times faster than a hard-wired processor.
Field-programmable gate arrays are typically customized using a hardware description language, or HDL. A programmer can use HDL commands to configure the gate interconnects how the gates connect to each other as well as the gates themselves. By linking several gates together, it is possible to perform advanced logic operations.
A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing – hence the term. A Field-programmable gate array (often shortened to FPGA) is an electronic component used to build reconfigurable digital circuits. That means that an FPGA is.