The Benefits of Outsourcing FPGA Design Services

Outsourcing FPGA / SoC design services is a vital management tool for business innovation, expansion and competitive advantage. Today’s leaders value outsourcing as a means to develop new and more efficient business initiatives, products, technologies, operational processes and customer services.

FPGA technology offers a powerful platform for custom hardware solutions, but designing and implementing FPGA solutions in-house can be a daunting task. This is where outsourcing FPGA design services can prove to be a strategic move.

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BLT offers complete, integrated, end-to-end system and product development solutions. We absorb the market uncertainties. You reduce the capital costs, free up resources, and accelerate time to market.

Contact us to experience firsthand how we can be a true extension of your organization.

Need expertise with new devices or tools? Encountering timing issues? Other FPGA design challenges? See how outsourcing can help your team.

Reasons to Outsource FPGA Design Services

Expertise and Specialization

Outsourcing FPGA design services taps into the expertise and specialization of professionals who focus on FPGA and SoC design. FPGAs are a highly specialized field that require deep knowledge of hardware design, programming languages like VHDL or Verilog, and experience with FPGA development tools. By outsourcing, you gain access to a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who are well-versed in the intricacies of FPGA and SoC design, reducing the risk of errors and ensuring high-quality results.

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Cost Efficiency

Setting up an in-house FPGA design team with the right knowledge can be a significant financial commitment. You would need to hire and train FPGA engineers, invest in expensive design tools and hardware, and allocate resources for ongoing maintenance and updates. Outsourcing FPGA design services eliminates these upfront and ongoing costs. You pay only for what you need, making it a cost-effective solution for companies of all sizes.

Additionally, augmenting existing teams with the right expertise needed for specific tasks or projects can provide efficiencies and keep projects on time and on budget.


FPGA tools and silicon are constantly evolving, sometimes monthly. Keeping up to speed is resource intensive—but we’ve already done the work. Outsourcing allows you access to Subject Matter Experts on all the latest tools and technologies, who can augment your team.

Faster Time-to-Market

Outsourcing FPGA design services can significantly accelerate your product development cycle. Experienced FPGA design firms have streamlined processes and access to cutting-edge tools and resources. They can rapidly prototype and iterate on your designs, helping you bring your products to market faster. In today’s competitive landscape, speed can be a critical factor in success.

Focus on Core Competencies

When you outsource FPGA design, your internal teams can focus on their core competencies. This means that your software engineers can concentrate on software development, your hardware engineers can work on other hardware projects, and your company can allocate resources more effectively. Outsourcing frees up valuable time and resources for strategic initiatives and innovation.

Scalability and Flexibility

Outsourcing FPGA design services provides scalability and flexibility that is often challenging to achieve with an in-house team. You can easily scale your FPGA design projects up or down based on your business needs without the overhead of hiring or laying off employees. This adaptability allows you to respond quickly to market changes and shifting project priorities.

Risk Management

FPGA design can be complex, and errors or delays can lead to costly setbacks. By outsourcing, you transfer some of the risks associated with FPGA design to a specialized partner. These partners are equipped to handle challenges and are often better prepared to manage risks efficiently, reducing the burden on your organization.

Access to the Latest Technologies

FPGA design firms are committed to staying at the forefront of technology trends. They invest in the latest FPGA development tools, methodologies, and best practices. By outsourcing, you gain access to these resources without the need for continuous investment in upgrading your in-house capabilities.

Top Ten Reasons to Outsource

  1. Reduce and control operating costs
  2. Improve company focus
  3. Gain access to world-class capabilities
  4. Free internal resources for other purposes
  5. Resources are not available internally
  6. Accelerate reengineering benefits
  7. Function difficult to manage/out of control
  8. Make capital funds available
  9. Share risks
  10. Infusion of new knowledge