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Faststream Technologies provides significant cost savings, performance enhancement, and product assurance in FPGA to ASIC conversion. Our customers have been able to reduce system costs considerably by successfully substituting their high-cost FPGAs with drop-in ASIC replacements in various applications. In most cases, higher performance, lower power, better thermal performance, and improved radiation immunity can be achieved in the ASIC. We supply a parallel development path for FPGA development. This leverages the inherent flexibility for developing a new generation wireless connectivity of an FPGA during the development phase while accelerating the path to low-cost production with an ASIC.

Faststream’s Design Engagement

Design Engagement in FPGA to ASIC

Need of FPGA to ASIC Conversion


Some companies in the field are thinking about moving from FPGA to ASIC because of the advantages. With FPGA to ASIC conversion, the best of both worlds is now achievable.


This suggests that the circuit would be designed as an FPGA first, and then it would be converted to an ASIC using an efficient, low-cost process.Many companies use FPGA to ASIC conversion to cut costs and obtain a competitive advantage.


Additionally, the conversion reduces the time it takes for products to reach the market, giving your business an advantage over rivals in your sector. An FPGA is used to ship your first product, and after you hit a certain volume, you switch to an ASIC. The benefits of ASIC-based systems include lower unit costs, smaller sizes, and lower power consumption.

FPGA Replacements, FPGA to ASIC

Faststream Offers the Following Types of Conversion


FPGA Replacements


  • Faststream Technologies performs a turnkey design from the FPGA RTL code.
  • Pin-to-pin compatibility.
  • Faststream provides QML parts using its Rad Hard 0.5um or 0.35um ASIC libraries and technology.
  • Short cycle time (4-6 weeks from order entry to prototype delivery).
  • Low NRE or no NRE depending on flight production quantity.

FPGA Migration, FPGA to ASIC

FPGA Migration


  • When there is no pin-to-pin compatibility
  • When 2 or more FPGAs need to be converted into a single ASIC (multi conversion).
  • When additional features are requested on the original FPGA design.
  • This solution is closer to the development of an ASIC which is based on the design as validated by the customer with the FPGA.

stages of FPGA migration, FPGA to ASIC

Faststream Technologies undergoes the following stages of FPGA migration


  • The customer performs the Front-End design using the appropriate libraries in 0.5um, 0.35um, or 0.18um ASIC families.
  • The customer delivers an ASIC net-list, formalized by a Logic Review.
  • Faststream performs the Back-End Design, formalized by a Design Review.
  • The package is selected from Faststream’s preferred package list (all space qualified).
  • Faststream provides QML parts using the selected libraries and technologies.

Our Customer Design Toolkit:


  • Gate and cell-based standard cell, compiled memory, IO, and analog IP for synthesis and simulation.
  • Logic rules checkers.
  • Tester rules checkers.
  • All design kits are available via website download.
  • Design-for-test guidelines and requirements.
  • Design kit manuals.

FPGA to ASIC Conversion: Benefits

Features of Our FPGA to ASIC Conversion


  • Cost reduction for existing FPGA production volumes
  • Automatic design migration to an ASIC
  • Providing a pin for pin FPGA migration to ASIC
  • Integration of multiple FPGAs into one ASIC
  • Extending production support for End of Life FPGAs
  • Optional Conversion
  • RTL handoff
  • FPGA Netlist handoff

FPGA to ASIC Conversion Capabilities