Celoxica and GiDEL sign agreement to speed embedded imaging

JUNE 20--Celoxica (Oxfordshire, UK; www.celoxica.com) has announced a partnership with reconfigurable computing specialist GiDEL to reduce design time for high-end image-processing, broadcast, and machine-vision applications.

JUNE 20--Celoxica (Oxfordshire, UK; www.celoxica.com) has announced a partnership with reconfigurable computing specialist GiDEL to reduce design time for high-end image-processing, broadcast, and machine-vision applications. Using programmable logic as a low-power coprocessor to accelerate system performance, the partnership will integrate Celoxica's ESL design environment and video IP libraries with GiDEL's high-performance FPGA+ modular DSP platforms.

The maturity of ESL design tools for FPGA, coupled with demand for real-time performance in imaging and video-based applications, has turned designers to programmable logic to provide coprocessor acceleration to existing DSP or microprocessor solutions. Processor-intensive functions are offloaded to the FPGA, processed in real time, and returned to the host or migrated completely to the FPGA fabric.
Celoxica's system-design tools enable developers to implement their proprietary C algorithms directly into the FPGA hardware and are augmented with libraries of parameterizable video IP. Using Celoxica's open API software and board-support packages, users create imaging applications independent of board-level detail and compile their applications to program the FPGAs on GiDEL platforms.

Celoxica produces tools, boards, IP, and services that turn software into silicon. Celoxica provides widely used C-based behavioral design and synthesis solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets such as consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, automotive, industrial, and security.

GiDEL (www.gidel.com) was founded in 1993. It provides cutting-edge reconfigurable technology utilizing FPGAs.

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