promwad FPGA design services

FPGA design

FPGA design services

FPGA design services at Promwad implies firmware development for FPGA and MPSoC/RFSoC. We design and integrate IP cores, interface controllers, data processing algorithms, processor cores, and custom specialized modules.

Our engineering team offers the best choice of FPGA/MPSoC/RFSoC for your project, according to the required budget, power consumption, and performance.

FPGA-project at Promwad

FPGA-project service at Promwad involves the following activities:

  • Specifications development.
  • Architecture definition, selection of IP cores.
  • RTL descriptions development in VHDL/Verilog.
  • DSP cores in Matlab Simulink (DSP – Digital signal processing).
  • HLS — High-Level Synthesis. Logical and physical synthesis.
  • Adaptation of IP cores to various FPGA families.
  • FPGA based on AI-powered technologies.
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Partnership with the world leading vendors

We have permanent support from the leading FPGA vendors: Xilinx, Lattice Semiconductor, Intel, and Microchip.

Lattice Semiconductor
We have gained comprehensive experience working with Lattice FPGAs. Here are just a few examples: the smallest form factor FPGAs iCE40 series, MachXO3 FPGA family for control & security applications, ECP5, and more. We offer you the fastest time to market using Lattice programmable logic devices and solution stacks in your FPGA design projects.
We have rich experience working with many Xilinx products, namely Xilinx FPGAs with integrated CPUs like Zynq-7000 series and Zynq Ultrascale+, Versal, and without integrated CPUs like Spartan, Artix, Kintex, Virtex, and XC-series. We also use Vivado Design Suit and Vitis AI. As a Xilinx partner program member, we are the first to access the new solution updates.
As an official Intel partner, we help integrate high-speed transceivers, logic blocks, high-speed I/Os, configurable embedded SRAM, routing, as well as intellectual property (IP). We work with Intel software tools to get the optimal development time, costs, and power. Here are the exampes of Intel FPGA we work with in our projects: Intel Agilex, Intel Stratix, Intel Arria, Intel Cyclone, and Intel Max series.
We satisfy our clients' needs in high-data throughput and high-bandwidth connectivity working with the Microchip programmable logic devices, including FPGAs (PolarFire Mid-Range FPGAs, IGLOO and IGLOO 2, ProASIC 3, Fusion Mixed-Signal FPGAs), SoC FPGAs (PolarFire SoC FPGAs, SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs, SmartFusion SoC FPGAs), radiant-tolerant and anti-fuse FPGAs.

Our FPGA, SoC, MPSoC solutions

Explore the complete list of case studies categorized by vendors here.

Zynq US+ 1G ethernet

Tags: ZynqUS+, Networking, 1G, RPU, Cortex-r5, UDP 
An implementation of UDP protocol with hardware Gigabit ethernet controller (GEM). The data can be transmitted both from PL and PS subsystems.
– Hardware UDP offloader
– AXI4-Stream data interfaces
– Control driver for RPU
– Packets routing between PL and PS using IP port 

Zynq US+ 1G ethernet

Zynq US+ 10G ethernet

Tags: ZynqUS+, Networking, 10G, UDP 
A hardware implementation of UDP protocol and 10G MAC.
– Hardware 10G UDP offloader
– AXI4-Stream data interfaces 

Zynq US+ 10G ethernet

10G TCP/IP using Linux

Tags: ZynqUS+, Linux, 10G, TCP/IP, DDR4
The design solves the problem of reliable data transfer from PL to server. Data transferred directly from PS DDR4 via TCP/IP protocol. The achieved bandwidth is 3.5Gb over a 10G interface.

10G TCP/IP using Linux

JESD204b data transfer to Linux

Tags: ZynqUS+, JESD204b, Llinux, ADC, DAS 
A design for high-speed ADC and DAC capturing and streaming from/to PS DDR4 memory. The subsystem runs under Linux application control.

JESD204b data transfer to Linux

12G-SDI processing

Tags: Kintex7, Linux, PCI-E, SDI, Drivers
The design included in the Viewfinder product. Kintex-7 FPGA captures 12G-SDI signal, transmits video data to x86 CPU via PCIe. The Linux receives a video stream using a custom-designed V4L driver and outputs to the display.

12G-SDI processing

4k HDMI frame buffer

Tags: Kintex7, Linux, PCI-E, HDMI, 4K, Drivers
– Linux driver for frame buffer
– Data transfer between x86 CPU and Kintex-7 via PCIe
– DDR3 for image buffering
– Two HDMI output interfaces

4k HDMI frame buffer

3G-SDI stream H.265 compression

Tags: Kintex7, Linux, PCI-e Jetson Nano, Drivers, H.265, SDI 
The device compresses a 3G-SDI input stream with the H.265 encoder. A V4L2 driver adapts the PCIe data stream to be processed by GStreamer and NVidia HW codec. Linux controls the output bitrate by network throughput estimation (QoS). The PCIe links and delivers a low latency encoding chain.

3G-SDI stream H.265 compression

Advanced PCIe End-Point IP core

Tags: Kintex, Ultrascale, Artix7, Linux, PCI-e, Arria10, CycloneV
A multiplatform PCIe controller core wrapper providing up to 10 DMA channels and 6 BARs.
– Linux driver
– Kintex UltraScale / Artix7
– Arria10 / CycloneV

Advanced PCIe End-Point IP core

Nano seconds pulses processing

Tags: Kintex, Ultrascale+, Linux, MicroTCA, PCI-e, HLS, Simulink, JESD 204b
We designed firmware for the MicroTCA system for the statistical analysis of nanosecond pulses parameters.
– 2.7Gsps ADC x24 channels
– High-level synthesis tools for math
– Data aggregation by Linux

Nano seconds pulses processing

Radar data processing

Tags: Zynq Ultrascale+, Cortex-R5, ARM, lvds, 10g
We designed a PCB and firmware for the ADAR6901 radar data processing.
– Zynq UltraScale+
– Cortex-R5 for radar control
– Driver and HAL development
– High-speed LVDS interface
– DDR4 PL for data storage
– 10G interface for processed data downstreaming 

Radar data processing

SoC firmware

Tags: sov, RISC-V, FreeRTOS, Drivers, Bootloader
We’ve implemented firmware for a custom-designed SoC
– DesignWare IPs
– Bootloaders
– IPs bare-metal drivers
– Test environment
– User software

SoC firmware

3G/12G SDI gearbox

Tags: Intel, Cyclone10, SDI 
A complete device has been designed for 3G and 12G signal processing. A custom Gearbox IP core for 4x3G<->12G streams conversion has been delivered with 2SI and SQD modes support.

3G/12G SDI gearbox

Simple L2 switch IP core

Tags: Lattice, Ethernet
A single physical Ethernet port shared between the embedded CPU and MCU SoM. The stream is routed on the base of the device’s MAC addresses. 

l2 switch ip core lattice

Video decoding and output to TFT panel

Tags: Lattice, H.264, H.265 MIPI, Display

A video TS stream decoded by an iMX8 SoM module. Transmitted to Lattice FPGA using MIPI CSI-2 interface and displayed on the TFT panel.

Video decoding and output to TFT panel lattice

Image processing on ECP5

Tags: Lattice, Image Processing, HyperRam, Display

A video stream captured from HDMI interface. Then a chain of image processing operations takes place: white balance and gamma correction, cropping, scaling, and rotation. Finally, video displays on the TFT panel.

Image processing on ECP5

X-Ray imaging system

Tags: Lattice, CMOS, Xilinx, 1G

A complete device has been designed for image capturing from 80 X-Ray CMOS sensors. Image captured and pre-processed by Lattice MACHXO3 FPGA, downstream to ARTIX7 motherboard as daisy-chain. FW update and other control operations mediated by external MCU.

X-Ray imaging system

Polarfire PCIe FMC carrier board

Tags: Microchip, Polarfire, FMC, PCI-e

We designed a high-end processing board with a PolarFire MPF500 FPGA. Key features:

  • 8 lanes of PCIe Gen2
  • SPF+ cage
  • FireFly x4
  • Micro USB
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • FMC HPC connector
Polarfire PCIe FMC carrier board

Polarfire mini-PCIe board

Tags: Microchip, Polarfire, Mini PCI-e

We designed a miniPCIe board with a Polarfire MPF300 FPGA. Key features:

  • IO connector with MGTs
  • 4 GB DDR4
  • PCIe x1, Gen 2
Polarfire mini-PCIe board

Polarfire mini-PCIe 3G-SDI card

Tags: Microchip, Polarfire, Mini PCI-e

We designed a miniPCIe 3G-SDI card with a PolarFire MPF300 FPGA. Key features:

  • 3G-SDI recording and playback
  • 4 GB DDR4
  • PCIe x1, Gen 2
Polarfire mini-PCIe 3G-SDI card

BIOS emulation

Tags: Intel, HyperRAM, niosii, max10, qspi

MAX10+HyperRAM based BIOS emulator for secure Intel chipsets booting.

Polarfire mini-PCIe 3G-SDI card

Multirate filter

Tags: Xilinx, Simulink, HDLcoder, Artix7

A multirate filter IP core has been generated from the Simulink model using HDL coder toolbox. Signal was buffered in the DDR3 memory for delay implementation.

Multirate filter

Printer controller

Tags: Xilinx, PCIe, Motor, Artix7

Custom solution for industrial printer motor control logic and raster image feeding.

Printer controller

Manufacturing testing equipment

Tags: Xilinx, ZynqUS+, MCU, tests

PCB and FW/SW for high-performance ZynqUS+ SoM modules tests at the manufacturing site.

Manufacturing testing equipment

Our tech map in FPGA

Specialized tools

Vitis AI, Vivado Design Suite, Quartus Prime, SDAccel, SDSoC, HDL Coder

Software platforms

Xilinx Deep Neural Network (xDNN), Alveo, OpenVINO, TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe

Tools & Languages

C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink, Verilog, VHDL, HLS, DSP, AI toolboxes

Hardware design

High-speed interfaces, DDR4, JESD204b, SI, PI, Thermo modeling, Video processing


Zynq, Zynq US+, RF SoC, Xilinx Versal, FPGA


AD9361, AD9371, ADRV9009, Radars, Promwad AFE, Antenas

Network software

DPDK, UDP 10G, TCP 10G, TAPs, L1/L2 IP cores


PCI-e, 1G, 10G, 25G/40G, 100G

Alex Promwad

"In case you are planning a project in complex data processing or high-speed throughput it’s the best way to choose FPGA programming. Our experts are ready to provide top-notch hardware design & firmware development services. Moreover, we are ready to give a hand with PCB & Schematic design – our experts have strong experience preparing projects of any complexity to mass manufacturing."

— Alex, the head of the Adaptive Computing Systems department at Promwad

Our FPGA design projects

Ambarella CV25 based module for consumer cameras We've designed a compact Ambarella CV25 based module for consumer cameras in sports, drones, wearables, VR application areas

Embedded UI customization for a set-top box We've created a software framework that allows the customer to change the user interface with minimal efforts

Digital transceiver for kite surfers: design & prototyping We've helped a startup to design a digital handheld transceiver for kite surfers with a built-in MP3 player

Smart WiFi router design + ad filter & parental control We've designed working prototypes of a Smart CPE router for advertising filtering, blocking malicious content, and parental control

Broadband SDR satellite modem on Zynq Ultrascale+ We designed a hardware & software platform for a broadband software-defined radio satellite modem

Industrial switches with 10GbE and 48 ports We have designed a new product line of 1Gb/10Gbps Ethernet switches operating at an industrial temperature range (−20 to +70°C) 

Firmware and application software for WiFi speaker We developed software for a professional audio system. The speaker supports AirPlay, Spotify, Bluetooth audio streaming
Wireless stereo speaker software development

FPGA software & Linux kernel drivers for 4K frame grabber We developed a versatile framebuffer FPGA IP core and integrated PCI-e IP core into the customer’s FPGA project

Unit for communication and navigation on the railway

Railway navigation system design with GPS & GLONASS We offered the customer a hardware solution based on three modules (units) that are connected with cables

AI application for set-top box: searching and buying products from video streaming

Shoppable video: AI-based app for STB & Smart TV We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

Air quality monitoring system for smart cities We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to an IoT cloud server

Jade platform for automotive infotainment systems We developed hardware & software platform for automotive display, monitoring, and diagnostics systems based on the Fujitsu Jade MB86R01

A software and hardware system for safe operations on the brain and spine, with a millimeter accuracy

Neuronavigator Promwad engineering team designed a working prototype with the support of 3D images of ultrasound / MRI / CT.

Network traffic analyzer with Bypass function
BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
a series of managed 16- and 24-port Gigabit switches based on Realtek 83xx chipset
L2 Switch with PoE support Promwad engineering team designed a custom managed L2 switches based on the Realtek 83xx chipset and Linux kernel
To design a time synchronization system that receives GPS/GLONASS signals and transmits the info on the exact time to the users

tAKT synchronization systemWe developed a time synchronization system that receives GPS/GLONASS signals and transmits the info on the exact time to the users

POS printer embedded software development
POS printer Promwad's engineering team implemented full-featured POS firmware based on embedded Linux with Buildroot system
We developed a device for measuring the concentration of glucose in human capillary blood
Irma glucometer We developed and put in production the Irma glucometer; a device for measuring the concentration of glucose in human capillary blood
TAO WellShell: software and circuit design upgrades with manufacturing support
TAO gadget for fitness Promwad's engineering team upgrade TAO’s software and PCB design to ensure a longer battery life
Development of the device for trusted session

S-Terra trusted module We have developed a custom bootable medium, which is a USB device and designed to build trusted computing modules

Develop an OTDR for optical data transmission networks

OTDR optical reflectometerBy request of the manufacturer of measuring instruments we developed a compact device characterize and locate faults in cable lines

Glucometer for smartphones We have created a mobile gauge of glucose concentration in the blood that works paired with mobile phones under iOS or Android control

Controller for traction driveWe upgraded the controller of an electric traction device for subway carriages made more than ten years ago

we finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

MPEG2/4 transcoder softwareWe finalized the firmware design for multi-channel transcoding of MPEG2-TS (transport streams) into H264 format

Bluetooth device + iOS & Android apps for Parrot We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server
we developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and other network devices

OpenWRT for RealtekWe developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and adaptable web interface to manage LuCi based

VoIP broadband router design
VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
we created a reference design of a set-top box DVB-T/C + IPTV, which is intended for rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
IPTV+T/C hybrid set-top box We created a reference design of a set-top box with rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices

Locus DVB-T STBWe have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

Protected USB dongle with integrated browser for online banking
USB Dongle for secure session We have developed a software/hardware system for safe data transfer while working on an insecure computer terminal
Navigator with compass We have developed a prototype of a compact navigation device which brings the user back to the pre-marked location in a coordinate system
we have developed a computer for networks with a client-server architecture that transfers basic processes to a remote server

AK1100 thin clientWe have developed a new turn-key product, the AK1100 thin client based on the processor Marvell Sheeva 88F6282

5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

5D video hardware+softwareWe have developed a 5D cinema hardware and software complex at the order of a company which supplies animatronics

SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video
Smart home multimedia controller

Smart house controller (HDMI-CEC) for a Swiss company We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

we have ported Android and Linux kernel to the OMAP-3530 hardware platform by Texas Instruments

OMAP-3530 android portingWe have ported Android and Linux kernel to the OMAP-3530 hardware platform by Texas Instruments

Onboard multimedia computer

Onboard multimedia computerWe have developed a sophisticated hardware and software system for multimedia, GPS navigation, travel time calculation, control of air conditioning

The development of cinema Control Panel programm for 5D cinema
5D software for special effects By order of the animatronics supplying company we developed the CinemaControlPanel program for a 5D movie theater system
we developed a video registration device for digitalization, storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

JPEG2000 4-channel recorderWe developed a video registration device for storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

we developed a multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

IP-Plug ARM mini-serverWe have developed the multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server

OBD-II vehicle data logger We have developed a portable automobile recorder for control and diagnostics of technical state ("black box" for an automobile)
Navigator for cars We have developed a car navigation device which supports GLONASS / GPS, mobile communication and data transmission

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