Flash-based FPGAs target ASIC design environment

Scott, Todd
April 1997
Electronic News;04/21/97, Vol. 43 Issue 2164, p56
Trade Publication
Explains how the use of flash-based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) provides reprogrammable application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for design verification and rapid prototyping. Back-door approach to accessing ASIC design tools; Flash FPGAs' use of a high-density flash complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process with selected ASIC attributes.


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