FPGA vs Microcontroller

FPGAs from Xilinx debuted in 1985. Processing power and adaptability are their hallmarks

FPGAs are nonetheless helpful in applications that demand high performance, low latency, and real-time adaptability

FPGAs may be readily configured into a variety of customised digital circuit types, avoiding the need for expensive and time-consuming fabrication processes

FPGAs are a versatile hardware option that are simple to customise to fit the demands of a given project

Microcontrollers are compact, pre-assembled ASICs with a processing core, RAM, and an EPROM for storing custom programmes

Microcontrollers combine all required parts onto a single, compact chip, making them useful in applications

Because they utilise little power, microcontrollers are perfect for battery-powered gadgets and other power-constrained applications

While less flexible than FPGA and microcontroller can be programmed for many applications

Depending on the application, a microcontroller may have communication protocols (UART, SPI, I2C) and I/O interfaces like timers, counters, and ADCs

FPGA hardware is more powerful but costs more due to its power consumption and programming requirements

Typically, a less expensive option that is readily available off the shelf, uses less power, and supports more widely used programming languages