SMedia 3362

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
Sun Sep 2 00:35:04 CEST 2007

Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> On 9/1/07, Marcin Juszkiewicz <openembedded at> wrote:

> On 9/1/07, Ian Stirling <OpenMoko at> wrote:
>>FPGAs of equivalent size are _NOT_ cheap, or low power.
>>I'd guess the SMedia chip is $20 or so.
>>Now, go and look for a low power FPGA with the thick end of a megabyte
>>of embedded RAM, and many thousand gates. It'll be at least $100, maybe
> That's how it used to be.  A million-gate Spartan IIIE ranges from
> about $20 down to $7.90 at Digikey depending on the number of IO pins
> (I think you can easily get under $5 in volume).  Power would be the
> problem with those chips.  I wonder who's the low-power leader for
> FPGAs.

Interesting (though I will note the 7.90 one is 100Kgate)
Annoyingly, I managed to get mislead by the lack of sort by price on 
Time to re-run my script against the FPGA category.

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