Programmable Logic Devices

  • Uwe Paul


Programmable logic devices (PLDs) belong to the integrated circuits (IC). They divide up into immediately available standard ICs and ‘application specific’ integrated circuits (ASIC), which are yet to be made in a rather time consuming way. From the manufacturer’s point of view PLDs are standard products for a maximum clientele, from the customer’s point of view, however, they are application specific after programming. Thus the PLDs combine the advantage of immediate availability with application specific functionality which explains their attractiveness.


Logic Module Field Programmable Gate Array Full Adder Static Random Access Memory Macro Cell 
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Suppliers of Programmable Logic Devices

  1. ACTEL Corporation, 955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086–4533, USA (
  2. ALTERA Corporation, 101 Innovation Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, USA (
  3. Atmel Corporation, 2325 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95131, USA (
  4. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 3901 North Fist Street, San Jose, CA 95134 (
  5. DynaChip Corporation, 1255 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA (
  6. GateField Corporation, 47100 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA 94539–9942, USA (
  7. LATTICE Semiconductor Corporation, 5555 Northeast Moore Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124–6421 (
  8. Lucent Technologies, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18103, USA (
  9. Motorola Incorporated, 2100 East Elliot Road, MD EL563, Tempe, AZ 85284, USA (
  10. Philips Semiconductors, Hammerbrookstraße 69, D-20097 Hamburg (
  11. QuickLogic Corporation, 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089–1138, USA (
  12. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Semiconductor Group, P.O. Box 809066, Dallas, TX 75330, USA (
  13. VANTIS Corporation, 995 Steward Drive, P.O. Box 3755, Sunnyvale, CA 94088, USA (
  14. XILINX Incorporated, 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124–3450, USA (

Suppliers of Manufacturer-neutral Design Tools

  1. Cadence Design Systems (
  2. Exemplar Logic (
  3. ISTInternational Semiconductor Technologies (
  4. Mentor Graphics Corporation (
  5. Model Technology (

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