(Application-Specific Integrated Circuit)
ASIC stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit. ASICs are specific to each application. While FPGAs are field programmable, ASICs are designed for one purpose and cannot be changed after they are manufactured. Because they are designed for one purpose, all of the extra capabilities that might be used by an FPGA are not included, reducing manufacturing costs for high-volume mass production.
Up to 80% lower power consumption than equivalent SRAM FPGAs.
Faster time to market and turnaround time than traditional ASICs, with no PCB change from base FPGA design.
Meeting the most demanding performance applications whether they are logic, DSP, data plane, or control plane applications.
One unique mask required for customization to lower development and manufacturing cost versus traditional ASICs.
Using only the silicon area needed for the design, not more.
Fast turnaround times allow for multiple chip revision at a fraction of the cost and time of a traditional ASIC.