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 …
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[Today, I compared the new combined ARM and FPGA devices](/node/77) from [Xilinx](http://www.xilinx.com) and [Altera](http://www.altera.com). This post summarises that rather long post!
Well, there’s two wacky new series of devices.
[Xilinx](http://www.xilinx.com) and [Altera](http://www.altera.com) have [both](http://press.xilinx.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=212763&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1534041&highlight=) [announced](http://www.altera.com/corporate/news_room/releases/2011/products/nr-soc-fpga.html) FPGAs with hard [ARM](http://www.arm.com) processors on them. Xilinx have even got a new product famliy name (Zynq) for them.