I have a very simple LED driver circuit connected to a 7 segment display and a couple of buttons. I want to move this design to production, on a scale of +1k units.
I have implemented the design on an FPGA partly because it seemed simpler to hook everything together and because the development board I have already has buttons + a 7 seg display. I'm also under the impression that the synthesized design is more easily "transferred" to a PCB. However, I can't figure out a clear answer.
The design is simple enough that I could make it for an MCU pretty easily. AFAIK, with an MCU, you get all your components and the MCU and solder them onto a PCB (for a prototype), and once the design is final, you could get this PCB assembled by other companies. I don't know what the process would be for the FPGA implementation. so I was wondering what advantages/disadvantages there are with going with an MCU or an FPGA based design?
EDIT: I'm trying to figure out the workflow. I'm using Xilinx ISE and I have synthesized vhdl. How do I convert that to a schematic I could get printed? And does this direction offer any advantage to using an MCU based design