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Traditionally applications written for FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are written in text-based language such as Verilog or VHDL and are batch-processed creating a very long complex process to write, test and debug code. Azido is a system-level, graphical, object-oriented, parallel programming design tool that exponentially improves application productivity for FPGA designs. This approach allows designers to quickly test, debug and reuse software code that can run on different hardware platforms without rewriting software code.
"Azido's GUI abstracts away the hardware, making Azido applications both FPGA and board agnostic and inherently reusable. It's really a write once and use forever design tool," said Dr. Peter Athanas, Virginia Tech.
The paper, "Isolation of Behavior Design from System Implementation" identifies three inefficiencies in the work-flow for design of heterogeneous systems: the lack of hardware independence, the need to split execution among different systems, and the lack of tools to unify the design and execution phases. To address these inefficiencies, it proposes a framework for isolation of behavior from system implementation using Azido. Azido describes behavior in purely algorithmic form based on canonical primitives and uses a visual design language that allows development for different types of computational resources such as FPGAs, CPUs, and GPUs in a single environment.
"Azido is a powerful design tool delivering compelling benefits by significantly reducing the time it takes to design with an FPGA including the ability to reuse and repurpose intellectual property for new hardware," stated Kent Gilson. "I am excited to showcase these benefits to leaders producing FPGAs and doing cutting edge research."
About Data I/O Corporation
For 40 years, Data I/O Corporation has been the world leader in developing innovative solutions utilizing reconfigurable electronics (FPGAs) to move large amounts of data in the design and manufacture of embedded electronics. Since 1972, Data I/O has acquired cutting edge technology including the first schematic capture system for IBM computers, a suite of electronic design automation software, Synario with a universal VHDL design tool and now Azido with a system level graphical design tool. Data I/O has championed the use and growth of programmable devices in a wide variety of industries and products. Today, our customers manufacture millions of products each year using Data I/O programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively implement their Intellectual Property into programmable devices.
Our expertise in design and programming FPGAs, programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain processes, and IP management and protection helps bring innovative new products to life.
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