C 0000002 mmmv openFPGA t1

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This spec is INCOMPLETE.


It is OK for those FPGAs to be relatively power-hungry. They are meant to be used mostly in desktop applications or otherwise scenarios, where the availability of power for running a desktop computer is not a problem. It's manufacturing technology should be able to create features that have the size of ~130nm(~260 atoms). The clock frequency of the mainstream desktop CPUs of that era was about 2.3GHz, which should fit well for the gigabit ethernet implementations.


Usage Scenarios

  • Routers and switches, including those of the ISPs.
  • Custom desktop computer motherboards, where CPUs are implemented as a set of FPGAs. 1280px-MCST-4R FPGA prototype.gif


Notes

As of 2020_12 there is a German FPGA company, Cologne Chip, that does develop an FPGA that is made to work with the open source FPGA tools, the Yousys.