As our customer, you benefit from our partnerships with some of the world’s leading semiconductor and IP companies. We are also members of several technical standards organizations and actively contribute to shaping the industry standards of the future.
Hardent is a Xilinx Authorized Training Provider (ATP) and a Certified member of the Xilinx Alliance Program.
- Hardent is the official Xilinx ATP (Authorized Training Provider) for all of Canada and certain states in the USA (Alabama; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Maine; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi, New Hampshire; North Carolina; Ohio; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Vermont; Western Pennsylvania). We offer over a range of courses taught by industry experts with real-world engineering experience. Training topics cover all aspects of FPGA and embedded design, including Xilinx tools such as the Vivado Design Suite and the Vitis unified software platform, and the latest devices including Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs and RFSoCs, and the Versal ACAP.
- The Xilinx Alliance Partner Program is a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies who offer design services and IP cores to Xilinx customers. Certified alliance partners like Hardent have met vigorous training requirements, are committed to maintaining a deep understanding of Xilinx technology, and offer a high level of technical expertise to global customers.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. The company’s solutions serve customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Microchip’s Worldwide Design Partner network provides an ecosystem of Authorized Design Partners with the purpose of helping Microchip customers in need of technical expertise. Hardent became a Microchip Design Partner in 2020.
Hardent joined the Intel FPGA Partner Program in 2020. The Intel FPGA Partner Program is connecting businesses with knowledge and technology to accelerate a smart and connected world.
Northwest Logic, a Rambus company, is dedicated to providing high-performance, silicon-proven, and easy-to-use digital controller cores. Northwest Logic solutions with Rambus high-performance PHYs provide a one-stop-shop for chip designers requiring best-in-class interface IP. Rambus and Hardent partner to provide display IP solutions using Hardent’s VESA DSC IP cores and the Northwest Logic MIPI DSI-2 Controllers.
Mixel is a leading provider of mixed-signal IPs and offers a wide portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel’s mixed-signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as MIPI D-PHYSM, MIPI M-PHY®, MIPI C-PHYSM, LVDS, and many dual mode PHY supporting multiple standards. Mixel was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with global operation to support a worldwide customer base.
Hardent has collaborated with Arm to deliver an interoperable VESA DSC IP solution for the Arm® Mali™-D71 display processor. Hardent’s VESA DSC IP cores, combined with the processing capabilities of the Mali-D71 processor, enable designers to create 4K+ displays for next-generation mobile and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications. Find out more about using VESA DSC for the Arm Mali-D71 display processor.
Hardent is a member of the Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE™) IP Partner Program . The program aims to create a strong ecosystem between Samsung Foundry and IP partners. The program provides diverse IP portfolios in various application fields, based on customer’s requirements.
Synopsys is a leading provider of IP products for the electronic industry. In March 2015, Hardent and Synopsys announced the availability of a compliant and interoperable display IP solution combining Hardent’s VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) encoder IP and Synopsys’ DesignWare MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) Host Controller IP.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence IP in advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Together, Hardent and Cadence provide a display interface IP solution combining Cadence’s MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) IP and Hardent’s VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) encoder IP to enable visually lossless video compression for ultra-high definition display applications.
Willamette HDL (WHDL) delivers services and products that allow language-based hardware design projects to be more successful. Founded in 1993, WHDL has an extensive offering of technology training for SystemVerilog, SystemC, Verilog and VHDL. The company has trained over 5,000 students for hundreds of companies. Following an increased demand for functional verification courses, Hardent introduced WHDL training materials to its training portfolio in 2013. Some of the verification courses offered include: SystemVerilog for Verification, Introduction to Universal Verification Methodology (UVM), and Advanced Universal Verification Methodology (UVM).
Hardent is a member of Mentor’s Questa Vanguard Program. The Questa Vanguard Program (QVP) extends Mentors’ breadth of design and verification technologies through partnerships with industry-leading companies. The Questa Vanguard partners provide verification related tools and methods, verification IP, conversion services, training and consulting based on Mentor (A Siemens Business) industry leading Questa verification platform. The program was established to bring design and verification engineers world-class product integrations and interoperability to enhance their Questa verification options and build a strong and comprehensive SystemVerilog ecosystem.
Hardent is a member of the Breker Galactic Consultant Program. This program allows consultants and trainers to have access to Breker tools under special arrangements, in order for them to easily work with the new Portable Stimulus Standard (PSS).
VESA is an international non-profit corporation led by a board of directors, which represents a voting membership of more than 200 corporate members worldwide. VESA supports and sets industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation, and consumer electronics industries. VESA also provides a forum to develop, promote and support open standards for the display industry. Hardent became a member of VESA in 2013 and was one of the founding members of the VESA DSC Task Group. Hardent’s video compression IP portfolio supports several VESA standards including VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC), VDC-M, and DSC with Forward Error Correction (FEC) for DisplayPort 1.4a.
Hardent became a contributor member of the MIPI Alliance in 2015. The vision of MIPI Alliance is to develop the world’s most comprehensive set of interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced devices. Hardent’s VESA DSC and VDC-M IP cores are compliant with the MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) transport interface.
Hardent joined the HDMI Forum in August 2016. The HDMI Forum guides the future direction of HDMI technology by developing new versions of the HDMI Specification and fostering broader global adoption and interoperability. Membership of the HDMI Forum offers a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in the evolution of the HDMI specification. In 2018, Hardent announced IP support for two key new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification: VESA DSC 1.2a and Forward Error Correction (FEC).