Mouser launches programmable logic technology site



Mouser Electronics announced its newest technology site, focusing on programmable logic technology. This new site helps design engineers learn more about the different types of programmable logic technology and identify the ideal components for particular applications. Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) vary from simple combinations of digital logic integrated on one chip to Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The hardware devices can be designed into any logical function where an Application Specific IC (ASIC) could be used and have the ability to update their functionality after production making a single device suitable for multiple applications. Mouser's Programmable Logic Technology site serves as an introductory resource center for PLD technology. The site spotlights some of the industry's latest high-performance programmable logic devices, including Altera's Cyclone® V System-on-Chip FPGA and MAX® V CPLD. Featured articles on the site take an in-depth look at some of the advantages offered by designing with PLDs. Mouser delves into how flexible PLD solutions allow designers to develop highly integrated, custom application-specific SoCs, from simple combinational logic to full system-level designs. The Technical Resources section of the Programmable Logic site houses embedded videos, application notes, and other documents organized by manufacturer and by application. Featured applications include automotive, broadcast, computer and storage, medical, military, wireless, and more. "The numerous advantages offered by Programmable Logic technology have made these semiconductor products an increasingly popular choice for design engineers," explains Kevin Hess, Mouser's Vice President of Technical Marketing. "Mouser provides designers with the newest PLDs to speed development of high-performance designs. This technology site promotes innovation by helping customers quickly and easily identify the right PLD for their new designs. With its vast depth and wide breadth of information and resources, this technology site serves as a valuable source for gaining product expertise and getting a design project up and running." Mouser Electronics