What is an FPGA?
It is an acronym for Field Programmable Gate Array. It is a semiconductor IC where a large majority of the electrical functionality inside the device can be changed; changed by the design engineer, changed during the PCB assembly process, or even changed after the equipment has been shipped to customers out in the ‘field’.
FPGAs provide benefits to designers of many types of electronic equipment, ranging from smart energy grids, aircraft navigation, automotive driver’s assistance, medical ultrasounds and data center search engines – just to name a few.
Read the free ebook FPGAs for Dummies to increase your understanding of FPGAs or check out other resources in ‘Getting Started’ to learn how to use/design with FPGAs.