Once thought of as highly specialized solution, FPGAs have evolved to include multiple IP processors and can now offer a lot more flexibility to the designer. The technology now has great potential for general use by the space development community.
Montreal, QC (PRWEB) September 22, 2011
As part of the effort of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to encourage the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in Canadian Space Missions, the CSA is hosting a 2-day conference and have asked Hardent to open with an FPGA introductory workshop. The Hardent FPGA workshop is scheduled on Tuesday the 27th of September, at 9:45 in the morning.
Being one of the leading FPGA design consulting bodies in North America, Hardent has extensive experience in the area of space application development, and will be able to effectively introduce managers and systems engineers to the value of using FPGA design. Hardent is also a recipient of the CGP (Canadian Controlled Goods Program) and is a prominent Authorised Training Provider for Xilinx FPGAs.
FPGAs have dramatically improved over the years, and can provide new capabilities for space-borne systems development. The development process, cost involved, performance and verification have all changed in response to new technologies, and offer new challenges in planning, development and management. “Once thought of as highly specialized solution,” Simon Robin, Hardent’s CEO explains, “FPGAs have evolved to include multiple IP processors and can now offer a lot more flexibility to the designer. The technology now has great potential for general use by the space development community.”
The aim of Hardent’s workshop is to present an overview of FPGA technologies and the benefits in using them as part of the space missions. The workshop will further examine the process of FPGA development—everything from selection to testing—for both technical and non-technical stake-holders.
Hardent serves as an extension of companies’ electronic design and engineering departments to achieve faster time-to-market and high electronic innovation. With a rapid understanding of company and project requirements, Hardent’s problem-solving skills and cutting-edge design expertise produce creative electronic solutions. The company offers transparent communication, high project visibility and never-ending support. For further information about electronic design services, visit the Hardent website.
Hardent is also a highly-experienced training house and exclusively accredited Xilinx Authorized Training Provider for Canada, New England and Southeastern United States. Hardent offers FPGA courses, digital signal processing (DSP) design training, embedded software course training, and a range of other courses targeted to electronic design experts. Consult the Hardent website for more on the Hardent training schedule.