02 November 2010 FPGAs come of age Programmable logic devices have a range of aliases, but whatever you call them, the technology is moving ever closer to the heart of system design. And fpgas are at the 'bleeding edge' of process technology: Xilinx is working on multidie fpgas, Altera is set to offer ARM Cortex-A9 processors in its forthcoming parts and Achronix has just sealed a deal under which it will manufacture parts on Intel's 22nm process. It's taken a while, but the vision expressed by fpga companies a decade ago that the technology would enable programmable SoCs is now becoming reality. Long gone are the days when a pld was used to provide a bit of glue logic or a fix for a design flaw. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.