Replacing Obsolete FPGAs and Processors with Current FPGAs and ASICs

One of the most common obsolescence issues concerns the use of: EPLDs, CPLDs and FPGAs. These devices were used extensively in the 80s and 90s, especially on military programs. The rapid rate of technological advancement has meant that these essential devices quickly became obsolete and no longer meet modern standards such as RoHS regulations.

Recent developments have made it possible to replace these outdated parts with modern FPGAs and ASICs. It is also possible to replace obsolete microprocessors with custom IP Cores running on the latest FPGAs. ASICs can be designed to replace a number of obsolete parts thereby increasing their viability at lower volumes.

This important white paper from Force Technologies Ltd describes the full range of alternative solutions to the critical problem of FPGA and Processor obsolescence.