What is AXI? 

Wondering what is AXI and how to use it in your designs? The task of moving data from place to place is not new. As designs get larger, transferring data reliably to between HDL modules cannot be underemphasized. The AXI interface aims to unify several use-cases of data transfers. Below is a general overview of … Continued
Configurable Logic Block (CLB)

The Configurable Logic Block – A Quick Look

In this post, we will quickly review the Configurable Logic Block (CLB) and how it has changed over the years.  In 1984, Xilinx introduced the first FPGA to the world, the XC2064. This FPGA formed the backbone of later device families and the design flow leveraged the Xilinx XACT tool.  Nearly 40 years later, FPGAs … Continued
Cross Triggering

Unlocking the Power of Cross Triggering on FPGAs

Understanding Cross Triggering (and why it's your friend) Cross triggering is a useful technique to help with debugging FPGAs. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are extremely versatile hardware platforms known for their ability to implement custom digital logic in the matter of seconds through the uploading of a bitstream. The applications of FPGAs range through many … Continued
UltraFast Design Methodology

What Is the AMD Xilinx UltraFast Design Methodology?

In FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) development and design, speed, efficiency, and reliability are paramount. Engineers and developers are constantly seeking innovative methodologies to streamline the design process and deliver optimized solutions. AMD (formerly Xilinx), a prominent player in the FPGA industry, offers a cutting-edge approach known as the "UltraFast Design Methodology" to address these challenges. … Continued
High-Level Synthesis

Understanding What High-Level Synthesis (HLS) Is: Bridging the Gap Between Software and Hardware

In electronics and digital design with FPGAs and SoCs, the demand for more efficient, powerful, and faster hardware is unrelenting. Engineers and developers require ways to optimize their designs, making them faster and more energy efficient. One of the transformative technologies available to address this challenge is High-Level Synthesis (HLS). It plays a crucial role … Continued
what is an fpga

What Is an FPGA?

What Is an FPGA? The Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), invented by Xilinx (now AMD), is a type of integrated circuit that can be configured by the user after manufacturing to perform a variety of digital functions. They are popular in a wide range of industries, from telecommunications to aerospace, due to their flexibility and high … Continued
AMD Premier Partner

BLT Joins the Elite Ranks As an AMD Xilinx Premier Partner

In an exciting development for the FPGA industry, BLT, a leading engineering firm, was invited to join the AMD Xilinx Premier Partner status. This exclusive invitation places BLT among an elite group of premier partners. It solidifies our position as a top provider of cutting-edge engineering design services. This partnership with AMD Xilinx marks a … Continued