Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have overtime, proven to be worthy competitors to ASICs. You can use an FPGA to make different kinds of electronic devices. The programmability of the semiconductor makes it easier to configure or remodel the IC into different formats.
Working with the best FPGA company helps you to get the best semiconductor to use for your next circuit board projects.
In this blog post, you will find the top 6 companies that manufacture different kinds of FPGAs. You will also be intimated with the different types of FPGAs in their portfolios:
QuickLogic is the first FPGA company on the list. It describes itself as a “fabless semiconductor company that develops low power, multi-core MCU (Microcontroller), FPGAs and embedded FPGA Intellectual Property (IP).”
The company also engages in several other businesses, including firmware auto generation, data collection and SensiML Corporation.
QuickLogic takes pride in the fact that it manufactures low-cost and tiny or compacted Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Thus, circuit board consumers that are looking to inexpensive yet robust semiconductors can be confident of getting their money’s worth per FPGA investment.
But that is one way to look at it. Here are some of the additional FPGA solutions/services offered by the company.
The FPGA SRAM service includes the low-cost SRAM reprogrammable FPGAs that have open-source tools for easy configuration and modeling.
The FPGA SRAM by QuickLogic is targeted at different applications, including bus interfaces (MCU to Memory, MCU 2 MCU and MCU to Peripherals/Displays/12C/SPI/UAR/T/PWM). The applications are also extended to I/O level shifting, including the interfacing of the different bus or I/O voltages.
QuickLogic also makes provisions for “Legacy FPGA Tools,” which are the complete design environments optimized for the legacy FPGA designs.
EFINIX is in the business of producing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) optimized for acceleration. The wide range of supported FPGA designs are equipped with similar features, which include high-performance and reconfigurable FPGA silicon platforms.
These FPGAs also use low power, spot higher densities up to 1 million Logic Elements (LEs), rapid time to market and the use of the disruptive Quantum fabric.
Here is a breakdown of some of the FPGAs in EFINIX’s portfolio:
This is a category of FPGAs designed to “drive the future of computing.” These FPGAs also support several standard interfaces, including DDR, which provides support for LPDDR2, DDR3, and LPDDR3.
The Trion FPGAs also intensive I/O solutions, including I/O expansion, multiple LVDS and GPIO pins, as well as high-bandwidth interface bridging.
These are the Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) that deliver the highest level of performance, while taking up only a little power supply. The FPGAs also have a compact size, use the 16 nm process technology and utilize the Quantum compute fabric to facilitate the configuration of embedded hardware acceleration applications.
Intel FPGAs combine embedded SRAM with robust technology to deliver the highest level of performances expected of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Here is a breakdown of the different FPGAs in Intel’s portfolio. They cut across different markets, including low-power and high-end performance.
Intel Cyclone Series
These are series of FPGAs optimized for low-power, and are best for the cost-sensitive designs.
Intel Agilex FPGAs and SoCs
This is a combination of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and System-on-Chips (SoCs).
The Intel Agilex FPGA series leverages the duo of Intel 7 technology and the 10 nanometer (nm) SuperFin technology to enable tailored solutions for FPGA and SoC designs.
Intel MAX Series
Go for the FPGAs in the Intel MAX Series if you are looking to get the best value in the market. These semiconductors also use a non-volatile architecture to deliver the value.
Intel Stratix Series
These series deliver premium in terms of state-of-the-art designs and high-end performance FPGA solutions.
Intel FPGA Development Kits
These are a set of development frameworks that designers can leverage to get concrete ideas on how to configure FPGAs and SoCs.
Intel Arria Series
Getting low-powered FPGAs that are inexpensive can be a bit difficult. However, Intel has found a way to balance the market opportunity by releasing the Intel Arria Series. They are series of FPGAs deliver both low-power and high-performance in the midrange.
Menta is a French FPGA company that manufactures a wide range of ASICs and SoCs to meet different applications and design needs. The company also develops several embedded FPGA IPs for embedding or integration into the SoCs and ASICs.
The company’s services center on the production of high-density embedded programmable logic IPs designed for use with ASICs and SoCs.
These solutions are also unique in the following ways:
- The use of a standard cell-based solution to provide unparalleled process-portability.
- Easy integration
- Programmable software
5. Flex Logix
This FPGA company uses the native InferX Software to create tailored FPGA solutions, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). These solutions are hinged on the accelerated design model that enables the development of flexible System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution, as well as the use of a patented tilling architecture to scale the designs.
6. GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
This is one of the best FPGA companies with innovative solutions. GOWIN is reputed for the commitment to using the combination of quality products and excellent technology to drive the production of application-centric FPGA products.
Arora SRAM Based FPGAs
This is one of the FPGAs manufactured by GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation. These FPGAs are optimized to balance performance with cost. In addition to being affordable, the FPGAs are also tailored for some high-end applications, including test equipment, intensive consumer, automotive and industrial use cases.
LittleBee Flash Based FPGAs
This category of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) is best for applications requiring smaller footprints. The FPGAs also supports a low latency programmable computing, low-power usage and a higher Input and Output (IO) count.
This list of the top FPGA companies gives you an idea of the companies that focus on the production of tailored FPGA applications and solutions across different industries.
Which of these companies do you like its services the most?