FPGA stands for Field Programmable Gate Array.
A field-programmable gate array consists of logic blocks which are programmable, reconfigurable interconnects and input/output pads. The logic blocks used in a field-programmable gate array could consist of memory elements such as flip-flops or memory blocks. The logic blocks are capable of performing simple to complex computational functions.
Field-programmable gate arrays are in many ways similar to programmable read-only memory chips. However, unlike programmable read-only memory chips, which are limited to hundreds of gates, a field-programmable gate array can support several thousand gates. Another salient feature of field-programmable gate arrays is the ability to be reprogrammed, unlike application-specific integrated circuits which are manufactured for specific tasks.
Please take a look at the following link to Xilinx:
Xilinx: What is an FPGA?
These is partly used in industry or by the military. They have even sent these Chips into Space where harsh conditions and reliability are a absolute or requirement and need to hold Guaranteed stability.
With the above in mind, these properties give FPGA Chips the advantage over GPU’s and ASIC Chips as they use much less power gaining significant cost reductions whilst Mining Cryptocurrencies.
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