APP NOTE: Reducing Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules

Reducing Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules

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:

  1. The Size of the FPGA
  2. The Performance of the FPGA
  3. 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.