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FPGA Design Flow Overview

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MyMENSCH™ Development Platform is the Western Design Center’s FPGA-to-ASIC™ (SBC), using a Programmable logic System on a Chip (PSoC) Intel PSG MAX10 10M08 FPGA.

The MyMENSCH™ Development Platform is built with technology from the most trusted name in the industry and leader in 65xx technology in conjunction with development partners.

This platform is available with our Microcontroller build W65C165i1 as a base build, however the option to customize the on board build to meet your unique requirements is available by contacting WDC. This agnostic system is flexible to meet all system requirements for development.

WDC FPGA Supported Mods


FPGA vs. ASIC Design Advantage

 FPGA Design
Advantage Benefit
Faster time-to-market No layout, masks or other manufacturing steps are needed
No upfront non-recurring expenses (NRE) Costs typically associated with an ASIC design
Simpler design cycle Due to software that handles much of the routing, placement, and timing
More predictable project cycle Due to elimination of potential re-spins, wafer capacities, etc.
Field reprogramability A new bitstream can be uploaded remotely
ASIC Design
Advantage Benefit
Full custom capability For design since device is manufactured to design specs
Lower unit costs For very high volume designs
Smaller form factor Since device is manufactured to design specs

FPGA-to-ASIC Conversion Partnership

WDC has a long-term relationship with Progate Group Corporation (PGC) for ASIC manufacturing, testing and even FPGA-to-ASIC conversion.

PGC FPGA-to-ASIC Conversion