Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) vary from simple combinations of digital logic integrated on one chip to Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The hardware devices can be designed into any logical function where an Application Specific IC (ASIC) could be used and have the ability to update their functionality after production making a single device suitable for multiple applications.
Mouser’s Programmable Logic Technology site serves as an introductory resource center for PLD technology. The site spotlights some of the industry’s latest high-performance programmable logic devices, including Altera’s Cyclone V System-on-Chip FPGA and MAX V CPLD. Featured articles on the site take an in-depth look at some of the advantages offered by designing with PLDs. Mouser delves into how flexible PLD solutions allow designers to develop highly integrated, custom application-specific SoCs, from simple combinational logic to full system-level designs.
The Technical Resources section of the Programmable Logic site houses embedded videos, application notes, and other documents organised by manufacturer and by application. Featured applications include automotive, broadcast, computer and storage, medical, military, wireless, and more.
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