Use Cases And Value Proposition Of eFPGA

Flex Logix EFLX eFPGA is the first eFPGA that enables a customer to match the performance of FPGAs from AMD/Xilinx and Intel (in the same process node) with the same density (LUTs/mm2). EFLX eFPGA has been in use with customers now for more than 5 years, hardware and software. More than 40 chips have been licensed to use EFLX eFPGA and more than 20 chips are working in silicon. Big customers... » read more

The Next Generation Of Embedded FPGA

EFLX eFPGA has been in use in SoCs for more than 5 years, hardware and software. More than 40 chips have been licensed to use EFLX eFPGA and more than 20 chips are working in silicon. Big customers like Renesas are planning high volumes and families of chips using eFPGA. As we have worked with customers our architecture has evolved from EFLX Gen 1.0 to Gen 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and now in 2023 ... » read more

Connect To Any Chip With Programmable GPIO

Your MCU/SoC today may have several options for GPIO connections: UART, SPI, I2C. But there are dozens of variations and kinds of GPIO interface protocols: you don’t have enough pins to provide all of them as hardwired options. As a result, a significant number of your customers either can’t use your chip because they need to connect to another with a GPIO interface you don’t support, ... » read more

Manycore-FPGA Architecture Employing Novel Duet Adapters To Integrate eFPGAs in a Scalable, Non-Intrusive, Cache-Coherent Manner (Princeton)

A technical paper titled "Duet: Creating Harmony between Processors and Embedded FPGAs" was written by researchers at Princeton University. Abstract "The demise of Moore's Law has led to the rise of hardware acceleration. However, the focus on accelerating stable algorithms in their entirety neglects the abundant fine-grained acceleration opportunities available in broader domains and squan... » read more

Integrating 16nm FPGA Into 28/22nm SoC Without Losing Speed Or Flexibility

Systems companies like FPGA because it gives parallel processing performance that can outdo processors for many workloads and because it can be reconfigured when standards, algorithms, protocols or customer requirements change. But FPGAs are big, burn a lot of power and are expensive. Customers would like to integrate them into their adjacent SoC if possible. Dozens of customers are now u... » read more

What’s Really Behind The Adoption Of eFPGA?

System companies are taking a more proactive role in co-designing their hardware and software roadmaps, so it’s no surprise that they are also driving the adoption of embedded FPGAs (eFPGA). But why and why has it taken so long? Today, most system companies leverage FPGAs to offload intensive compute workloads from the main processor or provide broader IO capability than any packaged ASIC ... » read more

eFPGAs Bring A 10X Advantage In Power And Cost

eFPGA LUTs will out-ship FPGA LUTs at some point in the near future because of the advantages of reconfigurable logic being built into the chip: cost reduction, lower power, and improved performance. Many systems use FPGAs because they are more efficient than processors for parallel processing and can be programmed with application specific co-processors or accelerators typically found in da... » read more

Add Security And Supply Chain Trust To Your ASIC Or SoC with eFPGAs

Before Covid-induced supply chain issues affected semiconductor availability and lead times, concerns about counterfeit parts and trusted supply chains were becoming the subject of many articles and discussions affecting critical data centers, communications, public infrastructure, and facilities such as regional power plants and the grid. Today’s semiconductor design and manufacturing is com... » read more

On-Chip FPGA: The “Other” Compute Resource

When system companies discuss processing requirements for their next generation products, the typical discussion invariably leads to: what should the processor subsystem look like? Do you upgrade the embedded processors in the current subsystem to the latest and greatest embedded CPU? Do you add more CPUs? Or perhaps add a little diversity by adding a DSP or GPU? One compute resource tha... » read more

Make Your SoC Upgradable Like A Tesla

I’ve always been a fan of Tesla. Not for the quick acceleration, nice lines, great handling or leading the world away from the using the internal combustion engine. I’m a big fan because they plan products not just for use today, but for the future. In the not too distant past, in order to get the latest automotive technology, you’d have to buy a new car. With Tesla, you don’t have to. ... » read more

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