Clearly there will be major benefits, however today not many enginners from non related fields have the knowhow and the equipment to implement FPGA designs. It is important to start introducing FPGAs during the standard college years not only to electronics students. Then some nice and user friendly application software with low cost programmenrs.
It took some time to make the LabView userfriendly, so I feel it will also take some time for FPGAs.
If you’re developing an embedded monitoring and control application, then you’ll want to take note of the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler."
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3,600 exhibitors demoed new products, most of which used sensors. Accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, cameras, touch screens, infrared and radar sensors endowed products with the ability to see, hear, and feel.
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