Sample Customer Projects

Zynq UltraScale+ Drone Controller

The official term is unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), apparently, which is a bit of a mouthful, so we prefer to say drone. In any case, we developed a controller for a UAV (drone) for a customer using a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ SoC, whose CPUs implement the position control as well as tracking of the flight trajectory. more

Agile RF Source for Trapped Ion Experiments

The Xilinx Spartan-6 based RF source provides multiple DDS channels for modulating the frequency, phase and amplitude of laser light used in the experiments. more

PCI Express to Wishbone Bridge

We were asked to migrate the SPI slave interfaces of an existing FPGA design to PCIe interfaces providing massively more bandwidth, while maintaining the FPGA-internal Wishbone communication infrastructure and as much as possible of the embedded software controlling the SPI masters. more

FPGA to satellite: please respond!

A reliable data connection between satellite and ground station is essential to the success of any successful satellite mission - to this end, we recently implemented a system for a customer based on our Mercury KX1 module and using FPGA Manager PCI Expressmore

The FPGA is the PHY

We recently developed an FPGA-based 10/100/1000BASE-FX Ethernet PHY for one of our customers, as part of a fibre optic Ethernet link. more

CPLD replaces discontinued IC

What do you do when a chip you're using is discontinued and you don't want to change your PCB layout? This tricky question is one that one of our customers came to us with, for a keypad encoder system. more

Signal Generator Afterburner

For a measurement device producer, we developed an extremely flexible signal generator during a previous project. After seeing the power and possibilities offered by FPGA technology, the customer came to us with further ideas to make the generator even more adaptable. more

Perspective through stereo

What was once only possible in crime series will soon be reality (get your CSI Miami one-liners at the ready): 3D scans of forensic evidence found at crime scenes, recording minute details to be later analysed from all angles. more

Bluetooth Analyzer

We were approached with the idea of developing a non-intrusive Bluetooth protocol analyzer, which should be able to capture all kind of Bluetooth traffic on all 79 channels, including discovery and connection traffic, without affecting any of the active Bluetooth devices in the vicinity. We took up the challenge. more

Five cameras with one FPGA

The task was to develop a video frame buffer which simultaneously acquires pictures from five cameras and stores them in the memory of an ARM Cortex-A9 processor. more