Introduction to FPGA Part 1: What is an FPGA?
A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit (IC) that lets you implement custom digital circuits. You can use an FPGA to create optimised digital logic for things like digital signal processing (DSP), machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining.
Because of the FPGA’s flexibility, you can often implement entire processors using its digital logic. You can find FPGAs in consumer electronics, satellites, and in servers used to perform specialised calculations. In this series, Digi-Key Electronics will see how an FPGA works and demonstrate how to create custom digital logic using the Verilog hardware description language (HDL).