O'Reilly logo

Circuit Design: Know It All by Bob Zeidman, Tim Williams, Robert Pease, Walt Kester, Ian Hickman, Bonnie Baker, Darren Ashby

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 27

Programmable Logic to ASICs

Bob Zeidman

Programmable devices have progressed through a long evolution to reach the complexity today to support an entire system on a chip (SOC). This chapter gives an approximately chronological discussion of these devices from least complex to most complex. I say “approximately” because there is definitely overlap between the various devices, which are still in use today. The chapter includes a discussion on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and how CPLDs and FPGAs fit within the spectrum of programmable logic and ASICs.

The objectives of this chapter are to become aware of the different programmable devices available and how they led to the current state-of-the-art device. These objectives ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required