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FPGA - Field Programmable Gate Array

Example: The part Ib practical classes use FPGAs from Altera: »ECAD and Architecture Practical Classes

Data on a recent Xilinx FPGA:
Part number XC5VLX110T-2FFG1136C
Vendor Xilinx Inc
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Number of Gates 110000
Number of I /O 640
Number of Logic Blocks/Elements 8640
Package / Case 1136-FCBGA
Operating Temperature 0C ~ 85C
Voltage - Supply 1.14 V ~ 3.45 V

65 nm technology, 6-input LUT, 64 bit DP RAMs.

Field-programmable gate array structure, showing IO blocks around the edge, interconnection matrix blocks and configurable logic blocks. In recent parts, the regular structure is broken up by custom blocks, including RAMs and DSP ALUs.

21: (C) 2008-13, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.