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What do you guys think of the system on chip (SoC or SOC) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) that Altera introduced?  They have these Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, Cyclone V SoC FPGA HPS and Arria V SoC FPGA HPS. Can anyone give me some light about these SoC FPGAs?

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These chips from the Altera are specially designed for ARM based processors that are currently being used in mobile phone technology like the iPods, Galaxy Series smartphones etc.

Actually these chips when combined give you the best performance and power from the device with enough room for other things.

These are specially designed for few scenarios, the cases in which the usage of these chips are ideal.

  1. If the goal is to reduce the cost, power consumption and chip size, then these are ideal.
  2. If you want a unique product, then go for it.
  3. It supports almost all the new and old platforms that you can think of.
  4. Dramatically increase the product life cycle.