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A while ago I compared Altera and Xilinx’s ARM-based FPGA combos. More information is now available publicly, so let’s see what we know now… One thing that’s hard to miss is that Altera are making a big thing of their features to support applications with more taxing reliability and safety …

FPGAs and ARMs – a summary

[Today, I compared the new combined ARM and FPGA devices](/node/77) from [Xilinx]( and [Altera]( This post summarises that rather long post!


Well, there’s two wacky new series of devices.

FPGAs considered ARM-full

[Xilinx]( and [Altera]( have [both]( [announced]( FPGAs with hard [ARM]( processors on them. Xilinx have even got a new product famliy name (Zynq) for them.