Replacing FPGAs with Low Cost ASICs

FPGAs Spartan 3

 

FPGA Conversion Break-Even

We define a FPGA conversion break-even point as being the number of devices you need so that your savings equals the ASIC NRE investment.  Mathematically, this becomes:

Break-Even Volume =                     NRE Charge                      
                                          (FPGA Unit Price – ASIC Unit Price)   

 

FPGAs Spartan 3 List

The following table list Spartan 3 FPGAs, and the estimated breakeven volume for each part.  In general, if your volumes exceed the breakeven volume in 6 to 9 months, then an Spartan 3 FPGA conversion into an ASIC makes economic sense for you.

Part Number Breakeven Volume
   
XC3S50-4PQ208C 8500
XC3S50-4PQ208C 8500
XC3S50-4PQ208I 6500
XC3S50-4PQ208I 6500
XC3S50-4PQG208C 11000
XC3S50-4PQG208I 6500
XC3S50-4TQ144C 9600
XC3S50-4TQ144I 7300
XC3S50-4TQ144I 7300
XC3S50-4TQG144C 15800
XC3S50-4TQG144C 15800
XC3S50-4TQG144I 11200
XC3S50-4TQG144I 11200
XC3S50-4VQG100C 17200
XC3S50-4VQG100I 10400
XC3S50-4VQG100I 10400
XC3S50-5PQ208C 6500
XC3S50-5PQ208C 6500
XC3S50-5PQG208C 8800
XC3S50-5TQ144C 7300
XC3S50-5TQ144C 7300
XC3S50-5TQG144C 11200
XC3S50-5VQ100C 8400
XC3S50-5VQ100C 8400
XC3S50-5VQG100C 10400
XC3S200-4FT256C 2700
XC3S200-4FT256C 2700
XC3S200-4FT256I 2600
XC3S200-4FTG256C 4600
XC3S200-4FTG256C 4600
XC3S200-4FTG256I 3200
XC3S200-4FTG256I 3200
XC3S200-4PQ208C 5600
XC3S200-4PQ208C 5600
XC3S200-4PQ208I 4600
XC3S200-4PQG208C 6600
XC3S200-4PQG208I 4600
XC3S200-4PQG208I 4600
XC3S200-4TQ144C 8600
XC3S200-4TQ144C 8600
XC3S200-4TQ144I 6600
XC3S200-4TQ144I 6600
XC3S200-4TQG144C 9700
XC3S200-4TQG144I 7900
XC3S200-4VQ100I 6700
XC3S200-4VQG100C 6500
XC3S200-4VQG100I 7900
XC3S200-4VQG100I 7900
XC3S200-5FT256C 3200
XC3S200-5FTG256C 3200
XC3S200-5FTG256C 3200
XC3S200-5PQ208C 4600
XC3S200-5PQG208C 4600
XC3S200-5TQ144C 5100
XC3S200-5TQG144C 6600
XC3S200-5VQ100C 5300
XC3S200-5VQG100C 5300
XC3S400-4FT256C 2900
XC3S400-4FT256I 2400
XC3S400-4FTG256C 4200
XC3S400-4FTG256I 3400
XC3S400-4PQ208I 2600
XC3S400-4PQ208I 2600
XC3S400-4PQG208C 4700
XC3S400-4PQG208I 3200
XC3S400-4PQG208I 3200
XC3S400-4TQ144I 3000
XC3S400-4TQG144C 5200
XC3S400-4TQG144I 3800
XC3S400-4TQG144I 3800
XC3S400-5FT256C 2400
XC3S400-5FT256C 2400
XC3S400-5FTG256C 3000
XC3S400-5PQ208C 2600
XC3S400-5PQ208C 2600
XC3S400-5PQG208C 3200
XC3S400-5TQ144C 3000
XC3S400-5TQG144C 3800
XC3S400-5TQG144C 3800
XC3S1000-4FT256I 1500
XC3S1000-4FTG256C 1400
XC3S1000-4FTG256C 1400
XC3S1000-4FTG256I 1500
XC3S1000-5FT256C 1500
XC3S1000-5FTG256C 1500

  

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