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PALM vs FPGA

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by fel, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. fel

    fel Guest

    I have a friend that is designing a system, he used to have PIC, but
    he now moved to FPGA, I tell him he should be using a PALM instead, in
    my view a PALM has many advantages over the FPGA, but he just won't
    listen.

    so the matter came down to a simple point, which is conectivity.
    he said that FPGA has better conectivity.

    so I ask the group: how good is the PALM conectivity, for instance, if
    I was to connect a PALM with an electronic circuit, and send/recieve
    data from it, which port (serial/parallel. does the palm even has this
    stuff?) should I be using?
     
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    What the hell is a "PALM"?

    Are you thinking maybe "PAL" (which is the generic term for any
    programmable array logic)? or "PALASM" (which is software)?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  3. fel

    fel Guest


    right.

    this one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_(PDA)
     
  4. A Palm PDA is a hand-held computing device - a complete,
    self-contained device - a commercial product sold to consumers.

    An FPGA is a programmable integrated circuit that a designer will
    program (or better, configure) for a specific application, and install
    on a printed circuit board with other components, to make a complete
    usable unit.

    A Palm PDA is in no way a suitable substitute for an FPGA (or vice
    versa). The Palm PDA likely includes a few FPGAs or similar devices.

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