Even today, fast signal processing in real time, particularly image processing, presents hardware challenges that cannot be overcome with the available computing technology. Implementation of special hardware (FPGA – Field Programmable Gate Array) is required for this
We develop high-performance algorithms for control devices and for intelligent cameras with XILINX FPGAs.
The application of CPLDs/FPGAs has al lot of advantages to other solutions.
At the Design flow the idea brought in from the concept- and verification levels to the target hardware. Former at smaller integrated circuits the design entered as a wiring diagram. Today are used higher programming languages for hardware description as line oriented programming (VHDL) or as graphical programming on a higher level of abstraction (Matlab/Simulink).
A great advantage of the design flow with Matlab/Simulink consists in the possibility, before detailed synthesis and implementation, to simulate the funktionalities bit- and cycle correct. Therewith is it possible to make correct statements about the function of the hardware, even if it is not existent or built in future.