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Co-sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. and Avnet Electronics Marketing
Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGAs, are a class of programmable logic device that were originally used almost exclusively for prototyping high-performance system designs. For production, the FPGA would be replaced by an ASIC or high-speed IC. Recent dramatic improvements in FPGA performance and costs have now made them also suitable for use in production designs. However, powering a high-performance FPGA can within itself be a design challenge. An FPGAs power consumption varies based on design resource usage, toggle rates, operating clock frequencies, I/O usage, and many other factors. Also, power supply noise and ripple are critical to an FPGAs performance, which impacts signal integrity, and the ability to achieve a reliable, repeatable system design.
In this Webcast, our power management applications expert examines the design considerations of powering an FPGA, including power calculation, decoupling, grounding, and cooling, and gives an overview of the available supply alternatives. A real-world FPGA power supply application example, using an off-the-shelf ADI switching regulator solution, is also presented.
Analog Devices, Inc.
Andy Jenkins has over 25 years experience in technical marketing and applications in start-up and large company environments. His strong business and technical skills cover high-performance and commodity products in both analog and mixed-signal IC markets. Andy has held senior marketing positions at: Precision Monolithics (ADI), National Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Summit Microelectronics, and Intersil. Andy is now at ADI in the Power Management Products Division working on Marketing and Marcom projects. Andy has a B.Sc. Degree in Electronics from Southampton University in the UK. He has authored and presented several technical papers and seminars, and holds two US patents.