Conferences and supporting programme
My Processor is Inside of a FPGA - What Do I Do Now?
With the drive to increase integration, reduce system costs, accelerate performance, and enhance reliability, software developers are discovering the processor they are targeting may be embedded inside of an FPGA. This session will help you the system architect or software developer understand how you can architect and develop software, and even accelerate code via FPGA accelerators. As a software developer, you may have just been told that your next software project will be targeting a processor inside of an FPGA. How will this impact your development process and what benefits might you gain with this tight integration of processor and FPGA. Starting from the basics of what FPGAs are (in terms of software programming), this session will provide a simple to understand primer of what modern FPGAs with embedded processors can do. Then the session will provide practical tips on how these SoC devices can be used to solve some difficult challenges in software development - from meeting nanosecond real-time response times to meeting high performance data throughput requirements. We will wrap up with examples of how high level synthesis tools can move software to programmable logic hardware enabling dramatic software acceleration.
--- Date: 28.02.2018 Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost