If you have a custom CPU-intensive algorithm for scientific computation (biology, chemistry, physics…), neural networks, image classification, speech recognition, cryptography, data mining, audio/video processing… at Devters we have the expertise to help you design from scratch a hardware accelerator, that is, a custom processor that can execute your algorithm faster and more power-efficiently than on a traditional off-the-shelf CPU, GPU, or DSP. Custom-designed processors can be emulated on your own in-house FPGAs, on cloud-based FPGAs, or we can help you manufacture the silicon chip for it.
Verilog / SystemVerilog RTL Design
Xilinx Vivado/ISE RTL design. Lattice Diamond. Xilinx FPGAs.
Our team can convert your algorithm into the most optimized digital circuit model, combining hardware registers and logical operations that set the base of any digital chip design.
Cloud-Based Hardware Accelerators (FPGAs)
Once we have designed the digital-circuit model of your algorithm, we can use cloud FPGAs to emulate your sped-up hardware accelerator cost-efficiently by billing per-hour usage, or we can easily scale your hardware-based algorithm to massive parallel execution in the cloud.
FPGA Design and Emulation
We can use fully-owned and locally-based computer hardware and FPGAs to execute your hardware-accelerated algorithms offline.
Tensilica Xtensa, MicroBlaze, ARM Cortex soft core.
Many hardware-accelerated algorithms are most efficiently implemented via a combination of a standard CPU and custom digital circuit models, therefore at Devters we can integrate softcore microprocessors and custom SystemVerilog digital models into the same chip design, allowing standard CPU-bound software to efficiently interface fast hardware-accelerated operations.
Static Timing Analysis (STA), Simulation, Verification
Vivado Simulator, Synopsis VCS, Mentor ModelSim, Matlab, Simulink.
Our team will perform all necessary tests and analysis of your digital circuits at multiple steps in the design process: from
full logical system design simulation via software and sub-circuit timing measurements, to post-silicon validation.
Physical Design (ASIC/IC Layout)
We can help you design fully custom ICs (chips) of your hardware accelerator, produce large batches of silicon dies, manage the plastic or ceramic packaging of the dies, and deploy your device for production.
Integration into Electronic Circuits / PCBs
Once your hardware accelerated-algorithm is ready we can design and build the entire electronic circuit to allow your chip to interface the sensors, actuators, computers or devices that your application may require.