Advanced Topics in Powering FPGAs

Dhayagude, Tushar
January 2006
Portable Design;Jan2006, Vol. 12 Issue 1, Special section p1
This article presents information about the power requirements for popular field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) applications. The designers of portable and handheld devices are turning to FPGAs because, as process technology has improved, manufacturers have made huge strides in reducing the power consumption, cost and footprint of FPGAS. Multiple voltages are required to power an FPGA. The requirements of power supply is important because issues such as input voltage source, complex start-up conditions, etc. have to be addressed. It is also informed in this article that FPGAs have established themselves as the most flexible and reconfigurable intelligence in applications from networking and telecommunications equipment to industrial and automotive segments.


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