Nov 10 – 11, 2021
Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill
Europe/Budapest timezone

Space-ready FPGA hardware acceleration for .NET software - Hastlayer

Nov 10, 2021, 9:20 AM
20m
Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill

Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill

1013 Budapest, Krisztina Körút 41-43
Lecture

Speakers

Erno David (MTA Wigner FK) Zoltán Lehóczky (Lombiq Technologies Ltd.)

Description

Hastlayer (https://hastlayer.com/) by Lombiq Technologies is a .NET software developer-focused, easy-to-use high-level synthesis tool with the aim of accelerating applications. It converts standard .NET Common Intermediate Language (CIL) bytecode into equivalent Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) constructs which can be implemented in hardware using FPGAs. After cloud-available FPGA platforms, we've made Hastlayer compatible with the Zynq 7000 family of FPGA SoC devices. The primary goal is to be able to utilize onboard computers of satellites built with the same hardware, readily available by NewSpace manufacturers. In this talk, we'll introduce Hastlayer and how it can be used, the challenges and experiences of making it compatible with Zynqs, and our results showing up to 2 orders of magnitude speed and power efficiency increases.

Primary authors

Erno David (MTA Wigner FK) Mr Dávid El-Saig (Lombiq Technologies Ltd.) Zoltán Lehóczky (Lombiq Technologies Ltd.)

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