How do you buy FPGA for a fraction of the franchised price tag?
This is a dilemma that you face with every new project. The goal is to buy FPGA for the lowest available price. Unfortunately, many buyers face two problems:
Long lead-times: Typically, if the majors allow you to buy from them, you could be faced with a two to three month lead-time before you see your parts.
Pricing: Some buyers are only interested in purchasing lower quantity for prototyping and R&D. However, franchised FPGA distributors (such as Avnet or Digikey) are compelled to sell using a tiered pricing system, meaning that these customers receive no discount whatsoever.
One solution is to buy from an unlimited franchised distributor of FPGA.
These companies are not bound to the same pricing schemes as the traditional franchised distributors and can often offer authentic parts for far below the distribution price.
Most parts are excess from companies that purchase in large volume at the lower price then have surplus when their project is completed.
While the price may sound enticing, some consumers are reluctant to purchase from non-traditional Franchised distributors. Fortunately, here are several tips you can use to establish the company's credibility.
If you buy FPGA from an unlimited franchised distributor, your actual savings may be up to 46% off the franchised retail price.
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