FPGAs

FPGAs
What are FPGAs?
FPGA stands for Field Programmable Gate Array. They are small semiconductor logic chips known as integrated circuits, or ICs for short. FPGAs are built from one basic logic cell, duplicated hundreds of times.
What do they consist of?
They consist of a configurable logic block, programmable switch matrix, I/O blocks and Interconnects.
Configurable Logic Block
CLB consist of lookup tables (LUTs), flip flops and multiplexers. They are used to implement complex design functions and synchronise the code on the FPGA.
Programmable Switch Matrix
A programmable switch matrix (PSM) is used to control the interconnections between the configurable logic blocks and the input / output blocks. The programmable switch matrix connects each block according to the program code and has switch elements that have six pass transistors inside.
I/O Blocks
I/O blocks are pins that can be programmed as an input pins, output pins or both.
Interconnects
Interconnects carry signals via wires to connect inputs and outputs to logic blocks.
Features and Benefits
FPGA functionality can easily be developed upon every power-up of the device. Design engineers can enable changes by downloading new software configuration files into the device and test the changes.
How do FPGAs differ from CPLDs?
CPLDs stand for complex programmable logic devices. They are used to implement complex combinational or sequential circuits. They are made up of logic array blocks, programmable interconnects and I/O blocks.
FPGA Applications
They are found in many applications such as radar systems, military hardware, medical devices and telecommunication technology. Their reprogrammable nature means FPGAs are suitable for a wide range of solutions. They are able to be any digital circuit, depending on the number of logic blocks it contains. Engineers often use FPGAs in prototype development and specialise designed integrated circuits (ICs).

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Description Price Family Name Number of Logic Gates Number of Logic Cells Number of Logic Units Dedicated DSP Number of Registers Number of Multipliers Package Type Pin Count Number of RAM Bits Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Supply Voltage
RS Stock No. 173-2062
Mfr. Part No.XC3S50A-4VQG100C
BrandXilinx
MYR80.562
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Spartan-3A 50000 1584 1584 - - 3 (18 x 18) VTQFP 100 11264bit 14 x 14 x 1mm 1mm 14mm 1.26 V
RS Stock No. 697-2841
Mfr. Part No.XC3S50A-4VQG100C
BrandXilinx
MYR47.55
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Spartan-3A 50000 1584 1584 - - 3 (18 x 18) VTQFP 100 11264bit 14 x 14 x 1mm 1mm 14mm 1.26 V
RS Stock No. 172-7848
Mfr. Part No.5AGXMA1D4F31I5N
BrandAltera
MYR2,327.975
Each (In a Tray of 27)
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Arria V 75k 75000 75000 Yes 113208 240 (27 x 27), 480 (18 x 18), 720 (9 x 9) FBGA 896 8463kbit 31 x 31 x 2.1mm 2.1mm 31mm 1.13 V
RS Stock No. 629-6190
Mfr. Part No.EP2C5T144I8N
BrandAltera
MYR87.08
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Cyclone II - 4608 4608 - - 13 (18 x 18) TQFP 144 - 20 x 20 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 20mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 169-5517
Mfr. Part No.EP2C5T144I8N
BrandAltera
MYR93.493
Each (In a Tray of 60)
units
Cyclone II - 4608 4608 - - 13 (18 x 18) TQFP 144 - 20 x 20 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 20mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 830-3600
Mfr. Part No.5AGXMA1D4F31I5N
BrandAltera
MYR2,366.49
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units
Arria V 75k 75000 75000 Yes 113208 240 (27 x 27), 480 (18 x 18), 720 (9 x 9) FBGA 896 8463kbit 31 x 31 x 2.1mm 2.1mm 31mm 1.13 V
RS Stock No. 921-3551
Mfr. Part No.5CEBA2F17C8N
BrandAltera
MYR183.606
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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Cyclone V 25000 25000 9434 Yes 37736 50 (18 x 18) FBGA 256 2002944 - - 17mm 1.13 V
RS Stock No. 173-2105
Mfr. Part No.XC3S500E-4FTG256I
BrandXilinx
MYR460.319
Each (In a Tray of 90)
units
Spartan-3E 500000 10476 1164 - 9312 20 (18 x 18) FTBGA 256 74752bit 17 x 17 x 1mm 1mm 17mm 1.26 V
RS Stock No. 921-3570
Mfr. Part No.5CSEMA6F31C8N
BrandAltera
MYR982.139
Each (In a Tray of 27)
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Cyclone V SE 110000 110000 41509 Yes 166036 224 (18 x 18) FBGA 896 5761K - - 31mm 3.3 V
RS Stock No. 168-4135
Mfr. Part No.EP3C55F484C7N
BrandAltera
MYR1,127.794
Each (In a Tray of 60)
units
Cyclone III - 55856 3491 Yes - 156 (18 x 18) FBGA 484 2396160bit 23 x 23 x 2mm 2mm 23mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 921-3555
Mfr. Part No.EP4CE6F17I7N
BrandAltera
MYR118.144
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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Cyclone 6272 6272 392 Yes - 360 (18 x 18) FBGA 256 276480 - - 17mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 173-2086
Mfr. Part No.XC3S250E-4VQG100I
BrandXilinx
MYR219.426
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Spartan-3E 250000 5508 612 - 4896 12 (18 x 18) VTQFP 100 38912bit 14 x 14 x 1mm 1mm 14mm 1.26 V
RS Stock No. 169-5744
Mfr. Part No.EP3C16F484C8N
BrandAltera
MYR205.485
Each (In a Tray of 60)
units
Cyclone III - 15408 15408 - - 56 (18 x 18) FBGA 484 - 23 x 23 x 2.2mm 2.2mm 23mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 830-3518
Mfr. Part No.EP4CE15F23I8LN
BrandAltera
MYR270.82
Each
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Cyclone 15408 15408 963 Yes - 360 (18 x 18) FBGA 484 516096 - - 23mm 1.03 V
RS Stock No. 771-6730
Mfr. Part No.EP4CGX15BF14C8N
BrandAltera
MYR179.36
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Cyclone IV GX - 14400 900 Yes 14400 - FBGA 169 540kbit 14 x 14 x 1.25mm 1.25mm 14mm 1.24 V
RS Stock No. 830-3578
Mfr. Part No.5CSXFC5D6F31C8N
BrandAltera
MYR923.18
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Cyclone V SX 85000 85000 32075 Yes 128300 174 (18 x 18) FBGA 896 4450K - - 31mm 1.13 V
RS Stock No. 169-5508
Mfr. Part No.EP2C5Q208C8N
BrandAltera
MYR91.065
Each (In a Tray of 24)
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Cyclone II - 4608 4608 - - 13 (18 x 18) PQFP 208 - 28 x 28 x 3.4mm 3.4mm 28mm 1.25 V
RS Stock No. 170-2984
Mfr. Part No.EP4CE6F17C8LN
BrandAltera
MYR131.157
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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Cyclone 6272 6272 392 Yes - 360 (18 x 18) FBGA 256 276480 - - 17mm 1.03 V
RS Stock No. 790-7006
Mfr. Part No.5AGXBA1D6F27C6N
BrandAltera
MYR1,068.78
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Arria V - 75000 - Yes 13208 480 (18 x 18) FBGA 672 463 kbit, 8000 kbit 27 x 27 x 3mm 3mm 27mm 1.13 V
RS Stock No. 651-9651
Mfr. Part No.EP2C5F256I8N
BrandAltera
MYR101.89
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Cyclone II 120000 4608 4608 - - 13 (18 x 18) FBGA 256 - 17 x 17 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 17mm 1.25 V