FPGA Design and Development

Our FPGA design and development services encompass robust expertise in high-speed, large-scale, and high throughput solutions, covering everything from design and implementation to verification and validation. With a team which is proficient in various coding languages and development environments we aim to deliver comprehensive solutions in FPGA-SoCs development to our clients.

We have amassed extensive experience in coding with Verilog, VHDL, and SystemVerilog languages and developing and utilizing both standard and customized IP cores. In addition, we leverage the Xilinx HLS platform for agile development.

Expertise across various Application Fields

Develop the optimal tailor-made solutions to your business and technical needs with our core FPGA development services.

High Speed
Networking
Video and Image Processing
Security and Cryptography
Wired and Wireless Communications
Satellite Communication
Cellular
Communication
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
FPGA Hardware Acceleration
High Performance Computing
Broadcasting

FPGA Services

Design & Development

Our FPGA design and development services leverage the power of FPGAs to create efficient, customized solutions for your specific needs. Whether it is implementing or accelerating algorithms, implementing real-time processing, or optimizing hardware performance, these services transform your ideas into reality.

Design & Development services include:

  • Conducting feasibility studies, selecting FPGA board and devices
  • Designing high-level and low-level architectures
  • Performing RTL coding, Lint, and SoC integration
  • Clock management, memory handling and other FPGA resource planning
  • Design partitioning and floor planning, including pin assignments
  • Timing analysis and timing closure improvement
  • Hardware/Software integration and in-system testing and debugging

Prototyping

Our FPGA-based prototyping solutions, designed and deployed to align with your specifications, can prevent expensive device re-spins and enhance time-to-market efficiency. This is achieved by testing your proof-of-concept applications on various development boards.

Prototyping services include:

  • Embedded processing and emulating complex designs
  • Custom interfaces for extra low latency applications
  • Multi-FPGA processing for high throughput traffic
  • High speed interfaces like PCIe, Gb Ethernet, Fiber Channel, USB
  • Protocol based interfaces like HDMI, SATA, RapidIO, Aurora, DCMAC
  • Memory interface designs, including DDR4, QDR II, and HBM
  • SoC and third-party IP integration

Verification

HexoSys excels in managing comprehensive design verification testing. Our well-established methodologies guarantee the effectiveness of design verification and validation testing. Our team is experienced in constructing modular and reusable verification environments.

Verification services include:

  • SoC and IP functional verification
  • Hardware and software system co-verification
  • Simulator and stimulator development
  • System and unit level verification test bed design using Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) and Open Verification Methodology (OVM)

System on Chip

We specialize in FPGA and SoC/MPSoC development, offering expertise and services to streamline your product development and reduce development cycles, covering everything from basic glue logic to advanced SoC designs with soft core processors, DSP functions, and IP core integrations.

System on Chip services include:

  • End-to-End SoC design and verification
  • Software/Hardware virtual prototyping & co-design
  • Arm core hardening, configuration, integration, and verification
  • Engineering sample bring-up
  • Implementation based on both RTOS and bare-metal

Technology Migration

Discover the best migration solution suited to your requirements. You can expect extensive support regardless of customizations and required updates.

Technology Migration services include:

  • Cross vendor migration
  • Cross platform migration
  • Legacy system upgrading
  • Cost and power optimization

FPGA Development Process

Conceptualization, Feasibility & Architecture

In the first stage, we conduct a comprehensive study of the client’s specific requirements. We then carry out an exhaustive feasibility study, considering factors such as time, resources, and budget constraints to assess the project’s feasibility. Following this, our team proceeds to design the system architecture. This outlines the interaction between different hardware and software elements, and how the FPGA will be incorporated into the overall system.

RTL Design, Coding & Synthesis

During this phase, our engineers outline the FPGA design at the Register-Transfer Level (RTL) using hardware description languages such as VHDL, Verilog or SystemVerilog. This step is foundational in setting up the behavioral characteristics and functional structure of the FPGA design. After this, the RTL code undergoes synthesis to transform it into a gate-level depiction.

Simulation, Verification & Place & Route

Prior to any hardware deployment, the design is subjected to intensive simulations and verification procedures in a controlled environment. The goal of this stage is to detect and rectify any logical or functional discrepancies. Post-verification, we execute the “place & route” procedure, which strategically assigns physical locations to gates and other elements within the FPGA layout.

Prototyping, Validation & Design Optimization

After verification, the design is implemented on a prototype FPGA board. This practical application is essential to ensure that the design fulfills all functional and performance standards. Following validation, the design enters an optimization stage, where we adjust various factors such as resource utilization, power consumption, and overall performance to meet the client’s goals.

Testing, Debugging & Documentation

At this point, our FPGA design firm carries out a comprehensive testing cycle, simulating real-world scenarios to spot any possible inconsistencies or bugs. Any problems detected are fixed, and the design is further edited. Concurrently, every stage of development is carefully documented, which not only ensures quality but also acts as a useful reference for future enhancements or modifications.

Final Overview

After all the above stages are successfully done, the project is subjected to a final, thorough review to rigorously ensure that every aspect is in line with and meets expectations. It’s important to note that our FPGA development services are mostly concentrated on the design, development, and prototyping phases.

Tools and Frameworks

  • AMD(Xilinx) Vivado/ISE
  • Intel Quartus Prime and Intel Quartus II
  • Mentor ModelSim and Mentor Questa
  • MATLAB, Simulink and system generator
  • Synplify Pro 

Languages

  • System Verilog
  • VHDL
  • Verilog
  • High level synthesis
  • System generator 
  • OpenCL