It is now common to deploy COTS FPGA modules to help speed development cycles and reduce overall project costs.
However, to maximize savings when FPGAs are used to perform custom I/O functions, it is very important to first determine the suitability of a particular FPGA module for the application.
This determination is dependent upon several factors:
- The Size of the FPGA
- The Performance of the FPGA
- The I/O Interface of the FPGA Module
Acromag offers a broad family of FPGA modules to address the concerns of size and performance. But for this article, our discussion will focus on meeting the I/O interface requirements.