January 6, 2010 -- Today's FPGAs tend to operate at lower voltages and higher currents than their predecessors. Consequently, power supply requirements may be more demanding, requiring special attention to features deemed less important in past generations. Failure to consider the output voltage, sequencing, power on, and soft-start requirements, can result in unreliable power up or potential damage to the FPGA.
By Dennis Hudgins. (Hudgins is the low voltage applications manager at Corp.'s Tucson Design Center.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.