New video details the secret life of an FPGA

In a new Intel video titled “Architecture All Access: Modern FPGA Architecture,” Intel Fellow Prakash Iyer takes you deep inside of the world of FPGAs. Iyer is a Programmable Solutions Architect who has spent nearly 30 years at Intel as a technology designer and implementer. In this 20-minute video, Iyer takes you on a journey deep inside of an FPGA starting with simple logic gates and then moving up through architecture, design, and applications. Along the way, he answers many questions you might have about FPGAs, even if you’ve worked with FPGAs for years.


Some of the questions that Iyer answers in this video include:

  • How does a LUT work?
  • What exactly is an ALM?
  • How does Intel use tiles to build FPGAs?
  • Why harden certain logic functions in an FPGA?
  • What are the differences between a CPU and an FPGA?
  • Where do FPGAs fit in the world of systems design?


If you have fundamental questions about FPGAs, chances are that Iyer provides some answers in this video.

Click here to check out the video.



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