Difference between CPLD and FPGA

  • CPLD’s have the advantage of virtually “instant-on” functionality
  • CPLD’s can be lower cost than FPGAs, especially if a configuration source is required for the FPGA*
  • CPLD’s typically use the same manufacturer tool suite as FPGA components*
  • CPLD’s tend to have simpler architectures / structures and fewer I/O and registers than FPGAs*
  • In some applications CPLDs can have superior performance to FPGAs* (ex: timing and I/O levels)
  • FPGA has DSP slices and DSP core to perform complex math calculation 
  • FPGA can replace DSP Processor,Whereas CPLD can replace Microcontroller

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