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Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:45 pm   



On Monday, February 20, 2006 at 7:18:59 PM UTC+1, Marko wrote:
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Traditionally, firmware was defined as software that resided in ROM.
So, my question is, what do you call FPGA code? Is "firmware"
appropriate?


I usually use the phrase "FPGA config" but if it needs to end with "ware" I use "gateware" Wink


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Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:45 pm   



> I usually use the phrase "FPGA config" but if it needs to end with "ware" I use "gateware" ;-)

I do FPGA design since 20+ years (MAX+PLUS II anyone?), but I came across the term "gateware" for the first time a few days ago in a job interview. So it is quite funny to find it again in this discussion here. But I think it is not really widely used...

BTW: Did anyone realize that this thread started in 2006?

To come back to the topic: In my company we just refer to it as "the FPGA design" which is a part of the firmware update file of a product. But I would not call a FPGA design (or configuration file) alone firmware.

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