June 18, 2012 -- When is a FPGA an SoC? When it integrates a large amount of the functionality an engineer needs and makes their life easier!
The discussion of system-on-chip (SoC) devices often focuses on the high end of the market, e.g., powerful ARM processors embedded as hard cores in cutting edge FPGAs. However, there is still a lot of action in the low and mid-range of the market.
By Douglas Hunter. (Hunter is Corporate Vice President of Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor, Inc.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.