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FPGA Architecture

Fri, 12/30/2005 - 7:16am

QuickLogic Corporation announces PolarPro™, its latest FPGA architecture designed for FPGA adoption into portable electronic applications. PolarPro supports power-conserving strategies in portable applications, while maintaining the functionality and time-to-market advantages of traditional FPGAs. It combines FPGA logic with embedded circuitry for implementing high-bandwidth bus-to-bus interfaces, including large arrays of on-chip dual-port RAM with co-located asynchronous First-In, First-Out (FIFO) controllers, DDR interfaces for memory expansion, and clock management units. All device circuitry is optimized for low power usage through the new Very Low Power mode (VLP). These FPGAs incorporate an "instant" deep-sleep VLP standby mode that reduces power consumption to less than 10µA. With the VLP mode and instant-on operation, a host processor can put the PolarPro device into and out of sleep mode in just microseconds, letting the logic hardware be efficiently controlled with a system-level interrupt scheme and saving battery power when device functionality is not needed. In addition, with QuickLogic’s ViaLink technology there is no in-rush current during power-up, such as that seen with SRAM-based FPGAs, further reducing the cost of advanced power management circuitry.


QuickLogic Corporation


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