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Altera's new 40nm FPGAs - 2.5 billion transistors!

5/19/2008 01:00 PM EDT
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re: Altera's new 40nm FPGAs - 2.5 billion transistors!
klsxgo90   12/17/2008 9:58:55 PM
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Avraham, you forget that the FPGA is a programmable device and has humongeous overhead in transistor fabric for LUT mask programming, registers, routing and connective muxing, and the configuration bitstream that goes with it. Your estimate is only thinking of this if it was an ASIC diesize quote of dedicated hardware for the specific function you intend to build.

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