Learning About FPGAs, Part 1

In the first installment of this two-part YouTube video, Shawn Hymel discusses the basics and advantages of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Spencer Chin, Senior Editor

August 31, 2022


Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are integrated circuits that provide the foundation to implement custom digital circuits. These highly customizable ICs make it possible to design complex circuits for applications such as digital signal processing, machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining. The flexibility of FPGAs makes it possible to implement entire processors.

In the first installment of this two-part YouTube video, Shawn Hymel discusses instances where an FPGA would be more suitable than common solutions such as microcontrollers. Hymel proceeds to discuss several examples of FPGA applications and covers the basic design flow for creating a digital design in an FPGA.

Click here or view below to see this informative, easy-to-understand video.


About the Author(s)

Spencer Chin

Senior Editor, Design News

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News, covering the electronics beat, which includes semiconductors, components, power, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and other related subjects. He is always open to ideas for coverage. Spencer has spent many years covering electronics for brands including Electronic Products, Electronic Buyers News, EE Times, Power Electronics, and electronics360. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him at @spencerchin.

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