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Introduction

  • Niccolò BattezzatiEmail author
  • Luca Sterpone
  • Massimo Violante
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Abstract

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) play an important role in a growing number of applications. Originally devised to implement simple logic functions, FPGAs are today able to implement entire systems on a single chip. The most advanced FPGA devices as the Xilinx Virtex-7 family [3] are now offering up to 2 million logic cells, 65 Mb of embedded memory, and a number of additional features such as high-performance arithmetic functions and high-speed input/output modules. Besides the resource availability, FPGAs offer to designers two additional features that cannot be found in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niccolò Battezzati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Sterpone
    • 2
  • Massimo Violante
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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