Category Archives: FPGA Design

Choosing the Right FPGA for the Right Price

25/09/2018, hardwarebee

20 years ago, I was an FPGA developer in a large company, where we developed high speed wireless systems. The product consisted of several boards and every board had 3-5 FPGAs. FPGA unit price was always a big issue for us. Our sales people were pushing to lower the product

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History and Milestones of the FPGA

09/09/2018, hardwarebee

This article covers the history and key development roadmap the lead into developing of the FPGA technology — starting from the initial inspection of the MOSFET transistor. It was a long journey of innovations and patents since 1957 that have made it possible to create the first FPGA.
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Xilinx Announces the Acquisition of DeePhi Tech

18/07/2018, hardwarebee

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, announced today that it has acquired DeePhi Technology Co., Ltd (DeePhi Tech), a Beijing-based privately held start-up with industry-leading capabilities in machine learning, specializing in deep compression, pruning, and system-level optimization for neural networks.
DeePhi Tech has been developing its machine

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USB 3.0 – A Cost Effective High Bandwidth Solution for FPGA Host

16/07/2018, hardwarebee

The USB 3.0 has revolutionized the world of desktops and mobile devices by bringing much higher bandwidth and better power delivery compared to its predecessor USB 2.0. USB 3.0 (later renamed as USB 3.1 Gen 1) offers data rate of 5Gb/s or a whopping theoretical bandwidth of 625MB/s[1]. This is

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Outsourcing FPGA Design Services? Get Free Checklist

30/05/2018, hardwarebee

Whether you are a start-up or an established company, investing in FPGA technology is a strategic decision. High-quality FPGA design services entails complex programming, tools, and long-term maintenance. Careful attention must be paid when choosing an FPGA design service company.
You would need to discover, identify, interview and analyze

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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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