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1) Real estate
When building your prototype, these are some factors you'll have to deal with:
Smaller chips cost more and space on a PCB is extremely limited. At some point, you'll have to make a trade-off between chip size and PCB cost.
2) Altera or Xilinx FPGA?
While there are other FPGA manufacturers, Altera and Xilinx are the two companies that really matter. Collectively, Altera and Xilinx have captured the majority of the market share. Who matters or who's ahead really depends on when they were able to churn out the latest FPGA technology. When it comes to process nodes, Altera was the first to come up with 40/45 nm so they were able to gain the majority market share for the duration. Xilinx was then first to release 28 nm and 20 nm so they were able to gain the majority market share in each of these instances. At 28 nm, Xilinx left its original fabrication partner, UMC, to share TSMC with Altera FPGA. The same thing happened at 20 nm. Altera's recent decision to leave TSMC and partner with Intel will change things up again.
Again, there really are no major differences between the two companies. Technical specifications and price are pretty much the same.
What are your thoughts? Why are you a fan of one line over the other? Let us know below.
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1) Altera's Stratix V series
The Stratix V series consists of Altera Stratix V E, Stratix V GS, Stratix V GT, and and Stratix V GX.
Altera's Stratix V FPGA deliver the industry's highest bandwidth, highest level of system integration, and best flexibility with reduced cost and the lowest total power for high-end applications.
Stratix V FPGA have been used by Nallatech to develop a PCIe accelerator card.
Here are some of the highest-valued FPGA from the Stratix V family. Digi-key has a minimum quantity imposed on almost all of these high-end Altera FPGA.
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