Framebuffer IP core for PCI-e FPGA card

Promwad FPGA team delivered one more successful project for its European customer specialized in the area of safety-critical systems for railway, transportation, and industrial applications. The customer received the updated PCI-e graphics cards product line, which now supports modern monitors & indicating devices.

Our contribution to the project was to develop a versatile frame buffer FPGA IP core and an appropriate Linux kernel framebuffer driver. Framebuffer IP core was validated on a custom Kintex-7 PCI-e board and reference Xilinx KC705 board. The IP core supports: 

  1. The ability to connect two monitors via two independent frame buffers;
  2. DVI, HDMI connection interfaces;
  3. PCIe Gen2 8x connection method to PCs;
  4. 16-bit high-color, 24-bit true-color;
  5. Resolutions: 
  • 1920х1080
  • 1600х1200
  • 1920х1200
  • 3840х2160

Our engineering team has an excellent FPGA experience to take your project at any stage. Among our partners in this field are global leaders like Xilinx, Intel/Altera, Microchip (ex. Microsemi), Lattice, Samtec, and TI. Do you need FPGA design service? Explore our portfolio in this field, and feel free to contact us with any questions.


Photo source: Xilinx