Embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology is rapidly becoming must-have IP for programmable hardware-acceleration for SoC-based CPU-offload that is used in a wide variety of applications including AI/ML, blockchain, network acceleration, SmartNICs, and intelligent IoT. These eFPGA Accelerator programs provide access to preconfigured versions of the company’s Speedcore eFPGA IP and associated development tools to research institutions and test-chip developers wanting to experiment with or prove out new hardware architectures.
Universities, government agencies, and industry consortia often work at the leading edge of technology advancements. Achronix is committed to supporting these types of cutting-edge research projects and the new Research eFPGA Accelerator Program will allow researchers to use preconfigured Speedcore eFPGA IP to build programmable hardware accelerators into their SoC research projects. This program also addresses high-performance compute requirements for government agencies, where there is a real need to solve critical security and hardware assurance problems, though they often lack manufacturing volumes to justify the expense of building a custom SoC.