Peter Clarke, EETimes
2/2/2011 6:12 PM EST
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Ivo Bolsens, chief technology officer of field programmable gate array vendor Xilinx Inc., sees a future where FPGAs are a fundamental part of the system-on-chip, either merged monolithically with software programmable microprocessor cores or making use of multi-die configurations in three dimensional system-in-packages.
Speaking as a keynoter at the DesignCon conference here, Bolsens laid out the concept of the crossover SoC as something similar to the crossover automobile, which combines the attributes of a sports car, passenger vehicle and a station wagon.
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