[sdiy] VCAs in FPAAs paper in JAES

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Sun Dec 18 06:11:38 CET 2022

Thanks for the information.

Based on our experience with semiconductor startups at (half my main day job), I'd probably recommend not bothering trying to commercialise it.  There are always niche applications but most people who try FPAAs come up with a "Why doesn't it do this" and so move back to discrete solutions.

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On Dec 17, 2022, at 6:27 AM, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com<mailto:mbryant at futurehorizons.com>> wrote:

Whose FPAAs are you using ?   Most companies introducing them seem to withdraw them before mass production or simply go bust.

That’s the depressing part — these are not commercially available. These are limited runs that my colleague Jen Hasler funds through various sources like DARPA. The main target is extreme power applications; I’m piggy backing off of that, so I have to figure out how to use whatever facilities they happened to put on the chip for their main “official” applications.

This particular architectures is called RASP 3.0. You can read a lot about it on Jen’s page:


I’ve documented some of my experiences with it here:


I keep pushing Jen to try to commercialize these.

Aaron Lanterman, Prof. of ECE, Georgia Tech
My blog on Education and Innovation: https://edupocalypsenow.wordpress.com
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