Model-based system-on-chip design on Altera and Xilinx platforms

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Op het Bits&Chips Smart Systems 2014 event, dat gehouden wordt op 19 & 20 november 2014, zal Ronald Grootelaar van 3T een presentatie geven met als titel “Model-based system-on-chip design on Altera and Xilinx platforms”. In deze presentatie zal hij in gaan op de voordelen van een System-On-Chip oplossing in combinatie met een Model-Based Design design flow.

De presentatie is van 15:40 – 16:15 op 20 november.

Hieronder vind U meer informatie over de presentatie. Deze komt van de website van Bits & Chips: http://bc-smartsystems.nl/programma/programma-2014/soc/ronald-grootelaar

TEASER

At 3T, SoCs are used to improve system performance and flexibility and reduce power, cost, and board size by integrating embedded software and programmable logic in a single FPGA. The company will go into SoC technology, tooling and pros and cons of Altera and Xilinx architectures, illustrated by two real-life examples.

ABSTRACT

More and more, FPGAs are used as a platform for programmable systems, including DSP and processor cores running real-time software. Vendors Altera and Xilinx follow this trend with the recent introduction of system-on-Chip (SoC) platforms. These products integrate a dual-core Arm Cortex-A9-based processing system and FPGA fabric in a single device. So both FPGA vendors adopted the industry-standard Arm technology and already announced high-performance multi-core 64-bit Arm systems in next generation programmable devices. They also have a strong focus on tool development to bring the design process to a higher level using High Level Synthesis, OpenCL and model-based design.

At 3T, SoCs are used to improve system performance and flexibility and reduce power, cost and board size by integrating embedded software and programmable logic in a single device. This talk will focus on SoC technology, tooling and pros and cons of Altera and Xilinx architectures, illustrated by two real-life examples. The first project is a radar object detection and tracking system build on a Xilinx Zynq SoC. This system requires an FPGA for data acquisition, digital filtering and multiple Fast Fourier Transformations (FFTs), while object detection and tracking are typical software tasks for a processor system. The complete system is described in Matlab by the customer and used as a golden reference. The FPGA design is described in VHDL in combination with standard Xilinx IP blocks (FFT). The detection and tracking algorithms are implemented with automatic code generation, using Matlab Embedded Coder toolbox. The second project concerns a multi-interface board build on an Altera Arria V SoC. This board is used by several customers for I/O bridging, qualification tooling and rapid prototyping.

BIO

Ronald Grootelaar joined 3T in 1998 and is system architect and competence leader in the Programmable Logic (FPGA) group. He is responsible for FPGA technology and tooling, specialising in embedded processors and model-based design methodologies, specifically targeting Altera en Xilinx SoC devices.