Low-Power Design of Nanometer FPGAs: Architecture and EDA
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have become very popular as embedded components on computing platforms. An FPGA is a viable, reprogrammable design approach that provides a fast time-to-market alternative to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). Since FPGA implementations can be customized to fit for any application, their versatility leads to performance gains, and enables reuse of expensive silicon. Although high performance can be achieved in FPGAs, their high levels of power consumption pose a critical design challenge.