Date Added: Nov 2009
Corporate objectives, such as increasing profits and sales revenue while utilizing R&D efficiently, are putting severe pressure on today's design engineering teams. The resulting system level challenges - creating new products and lowering the cost of existing "Successful" products with fewer people and resources in less time - can be addressed by using a design philosophy based on FPGAs. A system architecture using FPGAs as a key component not only reduces new product-development R&D costs but also the TCO of a product's entire life cycle. Altera's new lowest cost, lowest power devices, the Cyclone IV FPGA family, will demonstrate how FPGAs can reduce total system costs.