Hardent has seen an increase of 150% in the demand for FPGA implementation for ASIC prototyping.
Over the last 6 months, Hardent has seen major growth in requests for services related to FPGA prototyping for ASIC solutions. This trend is not limited to a single industry; it is derived by different sectors. This is in line with information provided by Synopsys, published in the most recent Xilinx Xcell Journal, showing that as much as 70% of all design projects use FPGAs for their prototypes, giving them a high-speed design model to first test and verify before embedding on a chip.
This increase is more than just a trend; it is reflective of the fact that FPGA-prototypes are quicker and more efficient to develop than alternatives. With the growing pressure to meet the time-to-market requirements, engineering departments use the FPGA technology as a shortcut through the development process.
Hardent has noticed that the use of FPGA-based ASIC prototypes allow their clients to begin software development earlier in the design cycle, while functional coverage is greatly improved. “Hardent is becoming a natural destination for FPGA prototyping design, as our clients are trying to reap the FPGA benefits without distracting their ASIC team with the actual FPGA implementation.“ said Simon Robin, the president and founder of Hardent.
Since the recent spike in demand, Hardent has been actively developing new methodologies and techniques for FPGA prototyping. Hardent has a core team dedicated to assist in the implementation of prototype solutions for ASIC developers with low cost and high efficiency. Take a closer look at Hardent’s FPGA design offering. If you are interested in relevant training solutions, see the list of FPGA design training courses available on Hardent’s training page .
Hardent serves as an extension of companies’ electronic design and engineering departments to achieve faster time-to-market and high electronic innovation. With a rapid understanding of company and project requirements, Hardent’s problem-solving skills and cutting-edge design expertise produce creative electronic solutions. The company offers transparent communication, high project visibility and never-ending support. For further information about electronic design services, visit the Hardent website.
Hardent is also a highly-experienced training house and exclusively accredited Xilinx Authorized Training Provider for Canada, New England and Southeastern United States. Hardent offers FPGA courses, digital signal processing (DSP) design training, embedded software course training, and a range of other courses targeted to electronic design experts. Consult the Hardent website for more on the Hardent training schedule.