fixed logic

fixed logic

[¦fikst ′läj·ik]
(computer science)
Circuit logic of computers or peripheral devices that cannot be changed by external controls; connections must be physically broken to arrange the logic.
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Traditional computers use so-called "fixed logic devices" to perform a large variety of tasks, but this approach requires a substantial amount of overhead in space and energy, no matter what work needs to be done.
"Compared to fixed logic implementations, FPGA-based products offer superior design flexibility," said Arun Iyengar, senior director of Altera's wireless business unit.
The up-front work of designing and verifying fixed logic devices involves substantial "non-recurring engineering" costs, according to David Gamba, Senior Marketing Manager for the Strategic Solutions Marketing Group at Xilinx.