Talk:Universal axis controller

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Why FPGA instead of microcontroller?

Most industrial controls are microcontroller-based. I have worked with both FPGAs and microcontrollers (include a bit with embedded microcontrollers -- e.g. Microblaze -- inside an FPGA), and I'm not clear why the originator has proposed FPGA.

Also, as far as I know, the collaboration tools for open-source development of software/firmware are much more mature than for open-source FPGAs.

ChuckH 23:54, 21 January 2012 (CET)