FPGAs seem to be omnipresent on embedded boards. Is that fact or myth? FPGAs appear to be taking over many of the functions that were previously handled by multiple discrete components. Fact or fiction? If true, is that a good thing? Should your system's host processor be housed inside an FPGA? It seems as if these FPGAs are pulling in functionality that's traditionally been implemented by ASSPs or ASICs.
These, and many more questions will be answered in the next installment of Embedded Systems Design's Editorial Webinar series. The Webinar takes place on September 13, 2007, at 2:00 EDT.
The roundtable discussion participants will include several well-known industry experts, such as Clive “Max” Maxield, editor of the Programmable Logic Design Line; Jeff Bier, of BDTI; and Tom Dillon, of Dillon Engineering. It'll be moderated by Richard Nass, editor of Embedded Systems Design.
At the conclusion of the discussion, the lines will be opened to the audience, allowing the experts to answer your difficult design questions related to embedded design using FPGAs.
This Webinar, sponsored by National Instruments, is aimed at engineers and system designers who are curious about their design options and want to know when this technology make sense and what the challenges are when implementing this technology. Some additional challenges involved with the use of FPGAs to be discussed include design implementation complexity, tools capabilities (design approach), and ASIC NRE cost.