What is an FPGA ?
Micro-Controller Unit (MCU) & Processor
Fixed, defined architecture
Controller-components are used
FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array)**
Required functionality is built using pre-defined blocks
Some system-level components are present (clocks, DSP, etc.)
I heard a FPGA is complex and expensive –> NO
I learnt in university that FPGAs are only used for prototyping and do not make sense in volume production –> NO.
I heard that FPGAs are very complex and difficult to work with –> NO.
I heard that FPGA s are unreliable and cannot be used for proper applications –> NO.
Simple way to think of FPGAs – building blocks for Electrical Engineers
Lego blocks of configurable logic that build up the larger function
**SoC (System on Chip):
FPGA with Processor System – programmable building blocks
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