Put FPGAs in your SoCs

October 05, 2015 // By R. Colin Johnson
Flex Logix Technologies Inc. has created a new species of product. The Mountain View, Calif. company has added field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to SoCs.

Flex Logix began with a new type of FPGA based on IP from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), which almost doubled the number of usable gates per chip. The new FPGAs eliminated more than 20% of the room needed for interconnect and switches, Co-Founder and CEO Geoff Tate told EE Times in an exclusive interview, and there is now nearly 50% more room for gates.