By 2020, the global FPGA industry is estimated to be worth around US $ 9,882.5 million.
Growing markets include:
- Consumer Electronics. Low-cost FPGA will be key hardware in many smart devices, including tablets, smartphones, and wearables. A high turnover indicates that the market will continue to grow. Currently, this is the biggest FPGA market in the horizon.
- Medical imaging systems.
- Wireless applications. An increased demand for bandwidth in wireless networks should increase the demand for FPGA.
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) will use FPGA to process outside signals and calculate responses based on these inputs.
- Low-cost FPGA are also used in vehicle entertainment systems, mainly as part of on-board television and navigation systems.
- Aerospace and military applications. This includes unmanned vehicles, SONAR, RADAR, and other electronics. . In military applications, time is a key factor and FPGA are usually chosen since the chips can process a lot of data in a short period of time.
- Data processing. Google and Bing use FPGA to power the hardware behind their search engines. Wall Street uses FPGA to power high-frequency trades (HFT) since these transactions are usually processed in milliseconds.
- Machine vision. Again, since they can process data in a relatively short period of time, FPGA are used in machine vision products. In factory settings, FPGA are used to identify certain anomalies on the production line.
- Internet of Things. FPGA are used to maintain the network between interconnected devices, forming the link between the device and smartphone.
Compared to ASICs and GPUs, the advantage of using FPGA include:
FPGA are low power consumers, meaning they are less costly to maintain.
FPGA are able to process large amounts of data in a short period of time, making them ideal for split-second decisions. This is why many ADAS systems, data-intensive applications, and military products rely on FPGA.
FPGA are reprogrammable and reusable. Once a product is no longer needed, the FPGA can be extracted and ‘rewritten’ to suit another purpose.
FPGA include anti-tamper and anti-counterfeit technology.
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