Embedded and FPGA-Based System Design Research Lab

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
What the facility does

Embedded and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based system design research (hardware and software)

Areas of expertise

FPGA-based power efficient hardware acceleration for High Performance Computing (HPC), high level synthesis (HLS) for FPGAs and automotive embedded systems, especially for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). FPGA-based system design for real world applications in Automotive, Networking, DSP, etc. Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) algorithms and tools for FPGAs and multi-FPGA systems. Field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based system design, hardware and software design for automotive embedded systems, large scale software development for diverse application areas in electronic design automation (EDA) and computer-aided design (CAD), high high-level synthesis (HLS) for FPGAs and power efficient FPGA-based hardware acceleration for high performance computing (HPC) targeting applications in machine learning, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV).

Research services
  • State-of-the-art FPGA boards from Xilinx and Intel, FPGA acceleration boards from Nallatech and Terasic.
  • State-of-the-art CAD tools for HLS and FPGA-based system design from Intel and Xilinx such as Intel SDK for OpenCL and Xilinx Vivado.
  • State-of-the-art CAD tools for compilation and simulation of VHDL and Verilog models from Mentor Graphics, Synopsys and Cadence. Embedded System Design tools from Mentor Graphics.
  • State-of-the-art Desktop and Server workstations, compilers, debuggers and Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools for large the development of scale software systems.
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Equipment

Function

Xilinx FPGA boards

State-of-the-art field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards

Intel FPGA boards

State-of-the-art field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards

Nallatech FPGA acceleration boards

State-of-the-art field-programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration boards

Terasic FPGA acceleration boards

State-of-the-art field-programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration boards

Intel SDK for OpenCL

State-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) tools for high-level synthesis (HLS) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based system design

Xilinx Vivado

State-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) tools for high-level synthesis (HLS) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based system design

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) and Verilog models from Mentor Graphics, Synopsys and Cadence

State-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) tools for compilation and simulation

Mentor Graphics Embedded System Design tools

 

Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools

For the development of large scale software systems

State-of-the-art desktop and server workstations, compilers, and debuggers

 

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • AUTO21
  • Mitacs
  • APAG CoSyst Electronic Control Systems
  • Concours Mold Inc.
  • University of Windsor
  • CMC Microsystems Altera (now part of Intel)
  • Cadence Design Systems

Title

URL

Research Centre for Integrated Microsystems

http://www.vlsi.uwindsor.ca/