Field Programmable Gate Arrays or simply FPGAs are great for creating custom digital circuit designs with high-performance and relatively low volumes. These devices allow one to build an entire circuit into a single chip.
FPGAs are particularly useful for prototyping application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) or processors. Juergen Jaeger, Product Marketing Group Leader at Cadence, has worked with FPGAs to prototype large ASIC designs for longer than he cares to remember. Listen to this podcast to learn how modern FPGAs and related Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools are used to map highly complex ASICs into FPGAs for prototyping, verification, and test.
John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.