FPGA Design

Logic Crafters offers FPGA consulting/contracting services ranging from requirements gathering, detailed specification, custom IP for ASIC/FPGA designs, algorithm optimization, integration/verification and real-time emulation. We have experience with Altera and Xilinx devices. Our design methodology consists of minimizing time in the lab by doing extensive functional simulations. This has consistently proven effective!
  • MatLab modeling (float & fixed-point)
  • Conversion of fixed-point models into cycle accurate RTL design(s) (Verilog & VHDL)
  • Custom test-bench generation and simulation using SystemVerilog (ModelSim/RivieraPro)
  • Constraints generation (SDF) for physical design
  • Synthesis (Synplify Pro, Precision, and vendor-specific tools)
  • Place-and-route optimization techniques
  • Timing Closure (STA)
  • Real-time debugging (SignalTap, ChipScope)

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Some of our previous projects include:
  • DisplayPort, DDR3, PCIe, EMIF, TCL scripts…
  • FPGA (Xilinx Virtex-6) architecture/design and MATLAB modeling/verification of PSK spread-spectrum Modulators/De-modulators for secured radio communications. Tasks included RTL (VHDL) design of various signal-processing modules, test-bench generation, synthesis, and place-and-route optimization. Achieved first-pass HW verification success.
  • MPEG-4 micro-architecture of motion compensation and pre/post-processing image resize unit for wireless multimedia chip set. Designed/captured RTL (Verilog) of arithmetic logic, bi-linear interpolation, and memory controller sub-units. Experience in planning, executing, providing technical guidance, and tracking group tasks.
  • W-CDMA/GSM RTL (Verilog) design/implementation/integration of various modules including: delta-sigma fractional-N (synthesizer) accumulator system, frequency divider, SPI, and parallel test-bus interface. Performed system integration, mixed-signal simulations, code/test coverage, logic/physical synthesis, DFT/scan insertion, ATPG, static timing and power analysis, layout supervision, and parasitic-extracted simulations.
  • FPGA design/emulation using Xilinx devices and 3rd party evaluation boards for a two-way radio chip set. Performed audio filter measurements of integrated micro-controller (M-CORE) and signal processing IC. Developed PLI routines for DSP algorithm verification. Operational knowledge of digital test equipment.
  • Detailed ASIC design for arcade graphics processor and PC graphics accelerator chip set. Designed/implemented RTL (VHDL) of embedded floating-point RISC processor and state-machine control modules. Performed schematic capture, test vector generation, and behavioral/gate-level simulations. Knowledge of IEEE P754 standard.