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FPGA Advantages

Systems based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) provide many advantages over conventional implementations:

  • Long time availability
    FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) enable you to make yourself independent from component manufacturers and distributors since the functionality is not given by the device itself but in its configuration. The configuration can be programmed to be portable between miscellaneous FPGAs without any adaptations. 
  • Can be updated and upgraded at your customer's site
    FPGAs in contrast to traditional computer chips are completely configurable. Updates and feature enhancement can be carried out even after delivery at your customer's site. 
  • Extremely short time to market
    Through the use of FPGAs the development of hardware prototypes is significantly accelerated since a big part of the hardware development process is shifted into ip core design, which can take place in parallel. Additionally, because of the early availability of hardware prototypes, time-consuming activities like the start-up and debugging of the hardware are brought forward concurrently to the overall development.
  • Fast and efficient systems
    Available standard components address a broad user group and consequently often constitute a compromise between performance and compatibility. With FPGAs, systems can be developed that are exactly customized for the designated task and for this reason works highly efficient.
  • Performance gain for software applications
    Complex tasks are often handled through software implementations in combination with high-performance processors. In this case FPGAs provide a competitive alternative, which by means of parallelization and customization for the specific task even establishes an additional performance gain.
  • Real time applications
    FPGAs are perfectly suitable for applications in time-critical systems. In contrast to software based solutions with real time operating systems, FPGAs provide real deterministic behavior. By means of the featured flexibility even complex computations can be executed in extremely short periods. 
  • Massively parallel data processing
    The amount of data in contemporary systems is ever increasing which leads to the problem that systems working sequential are no longer able to process the data on time. Especially by means of parallelization, FPGAs provide a solution to this problem which in addition scales excellently.