[LINK] FPGA chips (field programmable gate arrays)

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Tue Jan 16 23:44:34 AEDT 2007

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> Such a breakthrough would allow the flexible FPGA-style chips to be used
> routinely in consumer products manufactured by the tens of millions. It
> is this advance that could lead to the ability to modify or upgrade the
> circuitry of standard consumer electronics products already in use.

The Fairlight company (that one of the famous keyboard sampler instrument)
which is an Australian technology company is using FGPA in it's new 
audio card.   It is supposed to offer unprecedented audio processing 
power at extremely high sample rates which means brilliant quality.
And bit for bit it is inexpensive for what it can offer.

I only mention this because Fairlight is an Australian company
doing something wonderful with technology, even in this drab climate
of buying in the commodities from OS.


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