I have been designing ASICs for more than 15 years. A few years ago I started to realize that there is another player in town and that is the FPGA circuit. With increasing NRE
costs and with the long turn-around times, ASIC designs have become
high-risk projects. At the same time FPGAs are getting bigger and
faster and many companies have therefore decided to only use FPGAs. Originally posted in cdnusers.org by svenand
To learn how to design using an FPGA I ordered a PowerPC and MicroBlaze development kit DO-ML403-EDK-ISE-USB-EC from Xilinx. You can read the full story here.