Quantifying and Exploring the Gap Between FPGAs and ASICs

Authors: Kuon, Ian, Rose, Jonathan

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  • Provides readers with a better appreciation of the gap between FPGAs and ASICs and a deeper understanding of FPGA architecture
  • Corrects common misconceptions about the magnitude of the gap between FPGAs and ASICs and the benefits of FPGA features such as multipliers and memories
  • Conveys the broad range of trade-offs that are possible in the design of FPGAs. In particular, the significant impact of transistor sizing on a FPGA’s efficiency and performance will be highlighted
  • Addresses that lack of information regarding the ASIC or FPGA design choice
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Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have become the dominant digital implementation medium as measured by design starts. They are preferred because designers can avoid the pitfalls of nanoelectronic design and because the designer can change the design up until the last minute. However, it has always been understood that FPGAs use more area, are slower, and consume far more power than the alternative: Application-Specific ICs built from standard cells. But how much? Quantifying and Exploring the Gap Between FPGAs and ASICs is the first book to explore exactly what that difference is, to enable system designers to make better in-formed choices between these two media and to give insight to FPGA makers on the deficiencies to attack and thereby improve FPGAs. The gap is a very nuanced thing, though: it strongly depends on the nature of the circuit being implemented, in sometimes counterintuitive ways. The book presents a careful exploration of these issues in its first half. The second half of the book looks at ways that creators and users of FPGAs can close the gap between FPGAs and ASICs. It presents the most sweeping exploration of FPGA architecture and circuit design ever performed. The authors show that, with careful use of transistor-level design, combined with good choices of the soft-logic architecture, that a wide spectrum of FPGA devices can be used to narrow specific selected gaps in area, speed and power.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifying and Exploring the Gap Between FPGAs and ASICs
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0739-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0739-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0738-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8509-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 180
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