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The cost of going from a design concept to an ASIC is horrendous and easily goes into 100ks$to 1000ks$ range. Here I am referring to the money we pay to a company to manufactuer our ASICs. Once manufactured the design inside ASIC is fixed and cannot be improved or easily changed to fix any errors discovered later. However, provided that we mass produce the ...

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I also read an article that they are used for testing purposes alone. That is so ridiculous that I think you misunderstood the article. FPGAs are used for various applications, including data processing in specialized applications, and as glue logic in low volume applications where developing a fixed function ASIC would not be viable. Open up all kinds of ...

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No, FPGAs are used in lots of different products from consumer electronic displays to video / image processing. They are also used in automotive & aerospace vehicles. Earlier in FPGA's life I believe they were more likely used for lower volume products, but potentially down to us improving production processes and reducing volume costs they are totally ...

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