Basser Seminar Series - EIE/SIT Seminar

Recent Trends in FPGA Architectures and Applications

Speaker: Professor Philip Leong
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time: Tuesday 12 August 2008, 4:00-5:00pm **Please note different day and location

Location: The University of Sydney, Electrical Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 351

Abstract

Since their introduction in the 1985, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have become increasingly important to the electronics industry. They have the potential for higher performance and lower power consumption than microprocessors and compared with application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), offer lower non-recurrent engineering (NRE) costs, reduced development time, easier debugging and reduced risk. Since modern FPGAs can meet many of the performance requirements of ASICs, they are being increasingly used in their place. In this talk, some recent developments in FPGA devices, platforms and applications made by our group and others are reviewed, with a focus on high performance applications of this technology.