FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) is an integrated circuit FPGA devices are produced by a number of semiconductor basic modes of programming: Antifuse-based FPGAs are different from the previous ones in that they can be. That is where the Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) become of interest! They are hardware The antifuse programming technology is the simplest one. ❖The Programming technology. ❖The basic logic cells. ❖The I/O logic cells. ❖ Programmable interconnect. ❖Software to design and program the FPGA.

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Amorphous silicon is a material usually not used in either bipolar or CMOS processes and requires an additional manufacturing step. In some cases a combined circuit with zeners and transistors can be used to form a zapping matrix; with additional zeners, the trimming which uses voltages higher than the normal operational voltage of the chip can be performed even after packaging the chip.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Each bit contains both a fuse and an antifuse and is programmed by triggering one of the two.

Retrieved from ” https: This technology has many applications. A specialized structure optimized for the purpose can be employed where the antifuse is an integral part of prorgamming design. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The antiruse is usually triggered using an approximately 5 mA current. By this approach, it is possible only to lower the value of the resulting resistor. In the same fashion as with the Christmas lights described above, if the lamp failed, the entire voltage of the street lighting circuit thousands of volts was imposed across the insulating film in the cutout, causing it to rupture.


The antifuse is made using wire with a high resistance coating and this wire is coiled over the two vertical filament support wires inside the bulb. The parallel resistors cannot have too low value as that would sink the zapping current; a series-parallel combination of resistors and antifuses is employed antifue such cases. An antifuse is an electrical device that progrzmming the opposite function to a fuse.

The conductive shunt therefore does not compromise integrity and reliability of the semiconductor device. Also circuits built via the antifuse’s permanent conductive paths may prohramming faster than similar circuits implemented in PLDs using SRAM technology. When the failed lamp was finally changed, a new piece of film was also installed, once again separating the electrical contacts in the cutout.

Zener diodes can be used as antifuses. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They may be less susceptible to alpha particles programmiing can cause circuits to malfunction.

Antifuse – Wikipedia

The resulting resistance of the junction is in the range of 10 ohms. For example a precision resistor can be manufactured by forming several series resistors with Zeners in parallel oriented to be nonconductive during normal operation of the device and then shorting selected Zeners to shunt the unwanted resistors.

The insulation of the antifuse wire withstands the ordinary low voltage imposed across a functioning lamp but rapidly breaks down under the full mains voltage, giving the antifuse action. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

In this angifuse, the failed lamp was bypassed and illumination restored to the rest of the street. Ordinarily for operation from mains voltagesthe lamps are wired in series. The larger, traditional, C7 and C9 style lights are wired in parallel and are rated to operate directly at mains voltage.


When the bulb blows, the entire mains voltage is applied across the single blown lamp. Often a special bulb with no antifuse and often a slightly different rating so it blows first as the voltage gets too high known as a “fuse bulb” is incorporated into the string of lights to protect against the possibility of severe overcurrent if too many bulbs fail.

FPGAs in computer

This programming, performed after manufacturing, is permanent and irreversible. Occasionally, the insulation fails to break down on its own, but tapping the blown lamp will usually finish the job. It is therefore necessary to shift the manufacturing tolerances so that the lowest-value typically made fpgqs equal to or larger than the desired value.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. As the number of bonding pads is limited for a given size of the chip, various multiplexing strategies are used for larger number of antifuses.

In a similar fashion to that of Christmas tree lights, before the advent of high-intensity discharge lampsstreet light circuits using incandescent light bulbs were often operated as high-voltage series circuits. Whereas a fuse starts with a low resistance and is designed to permanently break an electrically conductive path typically when the current through the path exceeds a specified limitan antifuse starts with a high resistance and is designed to permanently create an electrically conductive path typically when the voltage across the antifuse exceeds a certain level.

A standard NPN transistor structure is often used in common bipolar processes as the antifuse. Antifuses may be used in programmable read-only memory PROM.