Speed Up FPGA Applications With Panasonic SP-Cap™ And POSCAP™ Products.

In the past, FPGA applications were known to be slower and less energy efficient than applications built with similar products. Recently, this has changed. FPGA applications are now providing increased speed and power. This change in performance is partially due to the type of Capacitor designed into the application.

Panasonic is the chosen Capacitor Solutions provider for high performance FPGA applications. Polymer Capacitors are the ideal solution for these applications due to their small case sizes, ultra-low ESR and high ripple current capability. Select Panasonic part numbers have been tested and approved into FPGA reference designs and are eligible for design with all FPGA suppliers.

New: Panasonic's PAN9320 Series Wi-Fi Module featured in Future Electronics' New Avalanche FPGA Development Board.


Design Better FPGA Applications

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Here Are The Benefits Of Designing In Panasonic Polymer Capacitors vs. MLCC And Tantalum Capacitors Into An FPGA Application.

space savings

Space Savings: Polymers offer high capacitance in a small design. This allows for a reduction in Capacitors with similar or better performance.

life expectancy

Life Expectancy: Polymers have an extremely long life with consistent performance from the beginning until the end.
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ESR: Low ESR (as low as 3mOhm) allows high ripple current handling capabilities.
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Safety: These Capacitors feature a safe failure mode and short out, rather than combust.

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Stability: Polymers have a minimal DC bias effect, stable characteristics over operating temperature and consistent performance over rated life.

high performance

High Performance: Superior electrical performance when compared to alternative products.

quiet operation

Quiet Operation: Polymers don’t suffer from the piezoelectric effect and operate quietly.


Reliability: Less components are needed, ultimately making a design more reliable.

cost savings

Cost Savings: The total cost of the solution is reduced because less Capacitors are needed for the desired functionality.

Approved Polymers For FPGA Designs

The Following Panasonic Part Numbers Have Been Approved On Various FPGA Reference Designs:

Panasonic Solutions For FPGA Applications

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FPGA applications

Data Center

FPGAs have contributed significantly to Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Networking Speeds and Memory. Improvement in ESR and capacitance capabilities of Panasonic Polymers have allowed FPGAs to play a part in these advances. For more information on Data Centers and Data Archives, click here.


FPGAs have allowed multiple “Industrial” sectors to become more efficient. Key examples are improvements in Motor Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Safety Equipment.

High Performance Computing

Improvements in FPGA technology has enabled faster Software Writing to Hardware components and significantly faster processing times.


Changes over time in FPGA technology have optimized Automotive Production Systems and contributed to decreasing production lead times. Other technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Detection have also been in part due to FPGAs.

Wireless Communications

FPGAs have helped Wireless Base Stations to operate using more robust, optimal and complicated architectures.  Previously these Base Stations used various macrocells. FPGAs have made microcell and even femtocell based technology possible.

Learn More: Panasonic's PAN9320 Series Wi-Fi Module featured in Future Electronics' New Avalanche FPGA Development Board.

Wired Communications

Increased Bandwidth, Connectivity, QOS (Quality of Service) and faster packet processing are a result of FPGA optimization over time.