On paper, Tabula seems like a surefire winner. But I'm looking for a reality check, asking programmable logic users to share their thoughts on the startup and its newly announced technology.
When I met with Tabula executives recently for a briefing on the company and its Spacetime architecture, I came away thoroughly impressed. The technology is, in my opinion, pretty revolutionary and unlike anything I've seen before. The company's claims of advantages over FPGAs in density, performance and cost speak for themselves. And Tabula has an experienced management team and plenty of funding. What's not to like? (More information on the technology is available on Tabula's website.
But if all it took to hit it big were impressing me with a PowerPoint presentation, the list of successful companies would be quite a bit longer than it actually is. I may be a sucker for a strong pitch and nifty graphical animation, but ultimately I'm not going to buy any chips.
And so I open it up to you, readers of Programmable Logic DesignLine. You are out there on the front lines using programmable logic. You know what's important to you and what risks you simply cannot afford to take. Based on what you know about Tabula and its Spacetime architecture, what do you think? Is Tabula bound for stardom? Or will it be another startup that talks a good game but can't deliver? (I know you still have many questions about this technology and Tabula's prospects. Please share those here as well.)