What we do
If you request us to renew your existing product—our task is to choose the appropriate chip fitting to your specific application.
FPGA Advantages and Disadvantages
Our FPGA design engineers are excellent in using the advantages and minimizing the disadvantages of FPGA technology.
FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) can perform logical and signal processing operations in very high sampling rate. It connects the traditional glue-logic functionalities with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) techniques in one complex chip.
It can be a counterpart to traditional DSP, which is more software oriented and focuses rather on complex operations with lower sampling rate.
Technologies and Tools
We started with Altera FPGA design (part of Intel today), later added experience with Xilinx (part of AMD today) and continue with Lattice. Our engineers are familiar with all the tools for the FPGA design flow provided by these FPGA chip producers.
For the simulations needed in DSP components, we choose between traditional MATLAB and its open-source alternatives GNU Octave and Scilab. Our engineers are excellent in FPGA programming languages Verilog and VHDL.
For the FPGA integration with other hardware parts and interfaces, we use traditional digital oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
FPGA chips can be used in all the areas where we need many relatively simple, fast operations. We use them in Test and Measurement devices, Software Defined Radios, Radio Frequency devices, Automation, and fast IT network cards. Other segments, which are often overlapping with the previously mentioned, are Medical, Military, Automotive, and Industry 4.0.
Our Typical Workflow
We can design the system architecture from scratch. We need just your project idea.
In such case, we have a higher degree of freedom. We will make an initial analysis first. The initial phase also includes simulations of the complete blockchain and corresponding reports. We follow with the FPGA firmware architecture and layout of the firmware components.
Do you already have completed system architecture or existing product, and need to exchange the chip or to add some functionality to the product?
We will design individual components, and perform their debugging and testing. We integrate the firmware components together and with the rest of hardware and software. We search for the chip alternatives and suggest the best one(s). This step is usually followed by hardware redesign (sometimes also software redesign). The rest of the workflow is often the same as in the first scenario.
We have finished many projects during the last 20 years. We started with RF measurement instruments for one of the top-leaders in that segment, where we properly combined FPGA and DSP parts together.
Our team continued with TETRA base stations and all the components related to that – e.g., modulation and demodulation, signal processing and resampling, adaptive control loops for excellent signal quality – We actually added FPGA-based DSP design to mitigate the usage of individual DSP chips.
We implemented many components for IT networking infrastructure with very high demands on data throughput, device configurability and flexibility. Lastly, we would like to mention our permanent activities in SDR (Software Defined Radio) segment, where we did e.g., GSM, UMTS and LTE demodulators and decoders.
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