Category Archives: FPGA Design

The History of VHDL

17/05/2018, hardwarebee

Since I started designing FPGAs, VHDL was my favorite and preferred programming language. VHDL stands for VHSIC Hardware Description Language and has played a crucial role in the development of the many electronic devices we see today.
The origins of VHDL start in 1983 when the US Department of

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The History of Verilog

12/05/2018, hardwarebee

Verilog is a hardware description language also known as IEEE 1364. It is used in modeling electronic systems and devices. Often used in the creation and verification of digital circuits when used at the register-transfer level as part of the abstraction of the process e.g. ASIC and FPGA design.
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Find companies providing FPGA design services

04/05/2018, hardwarebee

There are many reasons to use an FPGA in your product. FPGA can give you a competitive edge, minimize your product size and make your product smarter. If you have decided to use an FPGA and you don’t have the skills or the resources to design an FPGA – you

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NetTimeLogic Joins HardwareBee Program

01/05/2018, hardwarebee

May 1, 2018. HardwareBee, the leading marketplace for hardware service providers, announced today that NetTimeLogic, an industry-leading FPGA and embedded software service provider, has joined HardwareBee to promote its FPGA and embedded software design services. As part of the HardwareBee platform, NetTimeLogic will gain access to a full range of

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A free library for good testbench checking functionality

18/04/2018, hardwarebee

he purpose of a testbench (TB) is to check the behaviour of your DUT (Device Under Test). This really goes without saying, – but sometimes stating the obvious is really needed.
For any testbench you always provide stimuli and check the response. Sometimes this is a simple operation and sometimes

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FPGA Design Services – How to start?

18/04/2018, hardwarebee

If you are looking for FPGA design services, you should find a vendor that perfectly matches your company requirements – both technically and commercially. This means that the FPGA designers in the company should be skilled in the area that you operate, such as: high-speed interfaces, advanced algorithm development or

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Microsemi Reaches Key Production-Qualification Milestone for its Award-Winning PolarFire FPGA Family

11/04/2018, hardwarebee

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its first cost-optimized, low power, mid-range PolarFire™ field programmable gate array (FPGA) device is now production-qualified. With 300K logic elements (LEs), the second largest device in the family targets a variety of applications in the communications, defense, industrial and aviation markets. The company also announced

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PathPartner Technology unveils FPGA based HEVC & HEIF 4K Decoder on Amazon AWS EC2 Cloud

09/04/2018, hardwarebee

PathPartner, a Product R&D and Design Services firm, today announced the availability of FPGA based HEVC & HEIF 4K Decoder on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as FFMPEG plugin. Several market segments such as Datacentre and Broadcast today demand high performance video solutions with optimal power and cost implications. FPGAs are

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List of FPGA Companies

08/04/2018, hardwarebee

Since the inception of FPGA technology there were actually only two FPGA companies in the market: Xilinx and Altera. Along the years, both companies did a terrific job growing the market and protecting their market share. When Intel acquired Altera, Xilinx was left as the only major FPGA company in

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FPGA Design Flow – An Introduction

02/04/2018, hardwarebee

 The design flow of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (or FPGAs) consists of several steps that must work in unison for proper function. The steps consist of the following:

Design Entry
Logic Synthesis
Physical Synthesis

Each step must be followed and verified to ensure that

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