FPGA Design

Global Technologies diversely skilled FPGA teams bring broad FPGA development expertise to projects in areas including video, high-speed memory interfaces, PCIe, advanced algorithm development, and embedded software. As a turnkey product design firm we design custom FPGA boards and also integrate our FPGA designs with existing client hardware.

Partnered for Success

As members of the Xilinx Alliance Program, our engineering teams have access to comprehensive technical support directly from these top FPGA companies. Our partnerships allow us exclusive access to new devices, enabling us to deliver the highest quality FPGA solutions for advanced technology.

FPGA Services

  • Feasibility studies for cutting-edge applications
  • System integration, architecture development, design optimization, and RTL coding in Verilog and VHDL
  • Embedded software development for SoCs with soft and hard IP cores, DSP processing and algorithm development in FPGAs
  • System testing and verification, including test bench development, RTL verification, post-synthesis simulation, and signal integrity analysis.
  • IP Integration; connecting, modifying, and debugging third-party IP, such as video encoders/decoders and standard communication interfaces

FPGA Design Expertise

  • High-speed communication protocols and interfaces (e.g. PCIe Gen 1/2/3, GbE, Fibre Channel, HDMI, SATA, XAUI, RapidIO, InfiniBand, SerialLite, HD-SDI)
  • DSP algorithm development and digital signal processing in FPGAs
  • Designs using audio and video compression standards and codecs, such as H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, MP3, G.711
  • High definition (including 4K) image and video processing pipelines
  • High-speed memory interface designs, including DDR2, DDR3, QDR II, RLDRAM

FPGA Design Tools

FPGA programming and development with Altera Quartus II, Qsys, DSP Builder, SignalTap, Xilinx ISE and Vivado, Platform Studio, System Generator, ChipScopePro, LatticeIspLEVER, Synplify Pro, ModelSim, Aldec Riviera-PRO and Active-HDL, MATLAB/Simulink

Capability Matrix

Features Expertise
FPGA Families Xilinx: Virtex II, Virtex E, Virtex, Spartan 3, Spartan 2, Spartan XL and CPLDs
Altera: Stratix II, Startix, Apex II, Flex 10K and EPLDs
Operating Frequency 200 MHz (external) and 250 MHz (internal)
Package size 1152-pin BGA (maximum)
Language VHDL & Verilog
Environment Altera Quartus & Max Plus II, Xilinx ISE
Verification Environment Mentor Graphics ModelSIM