Bitvis was invited to give a presentation at FPL-2012 in Oslo on “FPGA development in Norwegian Industry”. (Thursday August 30, at 17:05) http://www.fpl2012.org/program.shtml#technical-program
A number of advanced and interesting products with FPGAs are being developed in Norway. Some of these FPGAs are being pushed to the limit, with complex designs and extreme performance. Hence methodology, experience and knowhow is really important.
Our experience from more than 15 years of design consultancy shows that the main challenges with respect to project efficiency and product quality may be grouped into a few specific problem areas. These seem to apply world-wide, – but unfortunately the FPGA vendors and academia do not really focus on the most obvious improvement potentials for a huge majority of the industry.
We need more focus on practical approaches, – more systemised common sense, more structured methodology, and more awareness on critical aspects of FPGA development. We need to share our experience and knowledge.
The annual Norwegian FPGA-forum gathers FPGA designers, project managers, vendors, academia and consultants for this purpose, and has become the most important event for FPGA-technology in Norway.
This talk will give an introduction to FPGA activity in Norway, briefly discuss some important FPGA development issues and suggest some unique approaches to improving the industry.