The Institution of Engineering and Technology FPGA Developers Forum (The IET FPGA Develop)

Venue: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 30, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2007
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The programmable logic industry is moving rapidly, with new FPGA devices announced every few months. Whereas five years ago each vendor might offer two families of devices (one high-performance, one low-cost), in recent years there has been a profound increase in the different types of devices available. Now each product family has a plethora of devices, each with different features optimised for different applications.

Features of modern FPGAs include embedded RAM, DSP blocks, processor cores, flexible clock sources, high-speed serial transceivers, non-volatile memory, advanced power management, configurable I/O, internal reconfiguration. Even the structure of the basic logic fabric (for years based on four-input look-up tables) has changed.

The IET Developers Forum examines these changes and gives delegates an insight into selecting the right device for their application, as well as how to get the most from their chosen FPGA. Presentations will be given by leading figures in the industry and delegates will also benefit from several networking opportunities.

This is the only specialist technical event dedicated to this area in the UK which is not vendor specific so attendees get an independent view on changes in this field.