Fpgas Advantages And Disadvantages

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I. INTRODUCTION With the advent of modern controls theory and in the semiconductor technology, the use of high sophisticated technologies, advance digital controllers and embedded systems which include microprocessors, DSPs (digital signal processors), ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits), and FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays).in the area of AC power control have become global challenges nowadays[1]. Recently FPGAs have become a good alternative answer and have been generally accepted as a tool for the controller`s platform in high performance embedded control system[2]. This device completely give inventors the ad-liberty to use their design customs adapted to their area of applications, by allowing both hardware and software to be customized at very low cost[3], it has a key impact on hardware or software co-design and they are used as devices for rapid pro-to typing, and for final products[4]. This find application in sophisticated motor drive systems, such as fully integrated controllers, sensor less control, sensor less control with an extended Kalman filter algorithms, and adaptive fuzzy based controller[5]. Also in some application like Intelligent maximum power point trackers for photovoltaic applications, Realization of active power filter based on indirect…show more content…
Indeed, these devices belong to the so called semi-custom Application Specific Integer Circuits (ASICs). The latter low cost devices consist of predesigned (by the manufacturer) elementary cells and interconnections that can be programmed and interconnected by the user. This has the credit to allow rapid-prototyping solutions and make the design process more flexible and cheaper. This is not the case for full-custom ASICs, which are manufactured for a specific application and cannot be user
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