IP Track Invited

Session 27: Has The Time For Embedded FPGA Come At Last?

1:30 PM–3:00 PM Jun 26, 2018 (America - Los Angeles)

Room 2008

FPGA's have been around for more than 30 years now. For almost all of that time, chip designers have talked about merging the flexibility offered by FPGAs with fixed logic to create a centaur-like product: smart as a processor-based SoC, but with the flexible horsepower of an FPGA. In the past couple of years, several new players have entered the market for embedded FPGA IP, and there has been growing interest in this new type of IP from SoC designers. In this session, we will explore whether and why the time has come for eFPGA, and how some of the participants in this market are working to take advantage of the moment.