An embedded field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an IP block that allows a complete FPGA to be incorporated in a system-on-chip (SoC) or any kind of integrated circuit. Embedded FPGAs are new, but the traditional idea of how chips turn into IP blocks has become old: RAM, SERDES, PLL, and processors are all routine IP blocks that used to be standalone chips. Now, FPGA is an IP block, too.
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