New Chips are HIPP

A Modest Proposal for a New Name

by Kevin Morris

It’s time to speak up for the silent, to give a voice to the voiceless, to defend the downtrodden. Today is the day for action - for the engineering community to unite and right a wrong. We need to come to the aid of a technology in need, to give a name to the nameless. History is watching and will judge us by how we handle this epic dilemma.

I was giving a talk at an FPGA-related technology event recently, and the discussions in the room turned to the new category of devices that combine conventional processors with FPGA fabric on the same chip (or in the same package). These devices, like Xilinx Zynq, Altera SoC FPGAs, and others truly represent a new category of chips. While putting an FPGA next to a conventional processor is nothing new, there are major advantages to combining them into a single device that brings compelling new capabilities to the table.  Read More


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SteveNordquis4
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New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 10:46 AM by kevin

kevin
I thought about variations like HICP and HIPCP, but it seemed like they'd be pronounced too much like "hiccup," and having a hiccup in your design would be a bad thing.

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 2:54 AM by Dick Selwood

Dick Selwood
The term FPGA was standardized by Gartner Group in its analysis. Gradually the manufacturers fell in line.
Today there is no Gartner so no generally recognized terminology.

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