Reconfigurable Processing Profile
The RP node utilizes a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device which provides the primary processing capability for this node type. FPGAs offer customization of the processing logic allowing the RP node to function for a variety of applications. Reprogrammable FPGAs are preferred over one-time-programmable (OTP) FPGAs as the former generally offer higher performance and greater versatility. However, OTP FPGAs may be appropriate in certain applications, particularly in harsh radiation environments. Selection of the appropriate type of FPGA should consider performance requirements, resource requirements, and environmental considerations.