FPGA Market Poised to Rise owing to Embedding Initiatives of Xilinx and Altera Corporation

A field-programmable gate array or FPGA is a semiconductor device or an integrated circuit that is in high demanded owing to the rising demand for bandwidth of wireless networks. Furthermore the rising demand for tablets and smartphones is stimulating the market for FPGA. Top vendors such as Xilinx and Altera have for a long time desired to involve the embedded systems community and they have been successful in doing so.

TMR, a market intelligence company based in the U.S., has studied these top two vendors by elaborating their approach towards the embedded systems in the FPGA market. As per TMR, the global FPGA market stood at US$5,487.2 million in 2013, and will reach US$9,734.4 million by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2014 to 2020.

Browse Market Research Report of FPGA Market: 
http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/field-programmable-gate-array.html

Key Application Areas where FPGAs can be Utilized are:

•    FPGAs in ASIC prototyping: A lot of FPGAs are utilized in a small run, test, and numerous deployments and if it is supported by the market, then the product is moved to an application-specific integrated circuit or ASIC.
•    FPGAs could be utilized indirectly while utilizing a vendor who specializes in FPGA-based high-performance boards.
•    FPGAs additionally find application in telecom, aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer electronics, wired communications, and broadcast, among others.

Xilinx Inc.: Xilinx has a devoted web portal for embedded systems and is a one-stop shop for different designers of embedded systems contemplating to check out Xilinx FPGA technology. Xilinx has invested massively in online education about FPGAs, supporting some of the better learning sites for FPGA over the Internet.

Apart from its own independent website, the company holds a strong YouTube channel related to FPGAs. According to recent reports, Xilinx is also supporting the expanding ARM architecture. At the Embedded Systems Conference in April 2010, Xilinx introduced its ARM-based platform for extensible processing.

Altera Corporation: Just like Xilinx, Altera has also been eyeing the huge total volume of embedded systems designs for a long time, but was held back by the fragmentation of the market and by the truth that every design is accompanied by its own set of complexities and issues. Its fresh embedded system initiatives are poised at addressing these issues.

With the help of embedded systems, Altera has enabled designers in numerous markets, namely industrial, automotive, wireless, and military, to leverage an abundant ecosystem of operating system, IP support, and processor via one design flow, without a hassle. The vice president of product and corporate marketing, Vince Hu, stated that the processor and FPGA combination is growing in order to create new customization levels in embedded systems design.

However, ASIC and ASSP are the biggest competitors of FPGAs in particular application areas. They involve reduced unit costs in comparison with FPGAs and may pose a potential threat to the FPGA market. Nonetheless, the unique qualities of FPGAs such as faster time to market and field re-programmability will keep on boosting the usage of FPGAs in the coming future.

Browse Press Release of FPGA Market: 
http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/pressrelease/field-programmable-gate-array.htm

Some other top players in the FPGA market, apart from Altera Corporation and Xilinx Inc., include Microsemi Corporation, Tabula, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, among others.

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