FPGAworld 2014

Registration; Stockholm, Sep 9th, Frösundaleden 2A, 169 70 Solna, SWEDEN. www.FPGAworld.com


Conference Opening
Thony Johansson, ÅF and Lennart Lindh, FPGAworld

Room: Renen

09:15 – 10:00

Key Note Session

Field Programmable SoCs: The Greatest Acceleration of the Innovation Race

Key Note Speakers: Hichem Belhadj, Microsemi Corp, USA

Hichem Belhadj has been involved in the Programmable Logic Industry since the late 80s. He has been with Microsemi SoC (former Actel) for over 15 years. Hichem has recently moved to Microsemi Corporate to lead the Field Systems and Applications Engineering. He holds a Master and a PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.

Session Chair: Lennart Lindh, FPGAworld

Room: Renen


Coffee Break & Exhibition

10:30 - 12:30

Industrial and Student/Hackers Program

Session Chair:
Kim Petersén, HDC AB

Room: Renen

Academic Program, B1-4

Session Chair: Jaan Raik, Tallinn University of Technology

Room: Räven

Front page, Abstracts

Product Program

Session Chair:
Ove Boström, FPGAworld

Room: Storken

A1: VUnit - An Automated Testing Framework for VHDL

Lars Asplund,  Synective Labs, Sweden, Abstract

A2: SimXMD: Simulation-based HW/SW Co-Debugging for FPGA Embedded Systems

Ruediger Willenberg, University of Toronto, Canada, Abstract More Information

A3:  Achieving the right FPGA design quality – Could reviews save the day?

Bitvis AS, Espen Tallaksen,  Norway, Abstract


A4: A CORDIC Processor Implemented on a DE2-115 Board, (15 min)

Martin Sjödin, Ericsson and AGSTU School of Higher Vocational Education, Sweden, Sweden, Abstract


A5; Working with Xilinx Zynq efficiently, (15 min)

Jan Viktorin and Pavol Korcek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, Abstract

B1: Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Circuit Specialization on Xilinx FPGAs

Dirk Stroobandt, Tom Davidson, Karel Heyse, Amit Kulkarni - ELIS department, Computer Systems Lab, Ghent University, Belgium, More information


B2: Optimizing Memory Power in Hybrid ARM-FPGA Chips With Lossless Data Compression Peng Sun, Jose Nunez-Yanez,


B3: The Track Engine an FPGA Implementation of a Track-finding Algorithm for the IceCube Neutrino Telescope Carl Wernhoff,


B4: Going for Brain-Scale Integration using FPGAs, TSVs and NOC based Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study Nowshad Painda Mand, Johnny Öberg - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden,

C1: Synopsys HAPS Developer eXpress FPGA-based Prototyping Solution
Antti Innamaa, Synopsys, USA,

Digital Power System management for FPGAs
Mats Hellberg, Linear Technology, USA, Abstract


C3: Bridging the FPGA World and the PCB

Rick Stroot, InnoFour, Netherlands, Abstract


C4: Silicon and Software for Easy 20nm Designs

Jonas Åström, Altera, Abstract


Lunch Break & Exhibition

13:30 - 15:00

Industrial program

Session Chair: Johnny Öberg, KTH, Sweden

Room: Renen

Industrial and product program

Session Chair:

Room: Räven

Product Program

Session Chair:

Ove Boström, FPGAworld

Room: Storken

A6: The Gates are Open: An overview of the OpenRISC Ecosystem

Olof Kindgren, Qamcom Research & Technology, Abstract, More information


A7: Bufferless Video Encoding for Biomedical Applications on sub-one-dollar FPGA Devices

Mario Vigliar, DPControl Srl - I3C srl - University of Salerno, Italy, Abstract

A8 : Hardware Automation of Scheduler, Placer, Inter-Task Communications and IO System Functions for Manycore Processors Dynamically Shared among Multiple Applications

Mark Sandstrom, ThroughPuter, Inc, USA, Abstract, Paper and PPT

A9: Use of FPGAs in Cryptocurrencies, (1 hour)

Mike Dini, Dini Group, USA, Abstract, More information


Product Program, C8


C8: Spacetime: High performance design made easy, Tabula, Abstract



C5: Introducing the world's only high density FPGA built using Intel's 22nm FinFet technology

Les MacInnes, Achronix, Abstract


C6: UVVM: Universal VHDL Verification Methodology (”UVM for VHDL”)

Bitvis AS, Espen Tallaksen, Norway, Abstract


C7: FPGA Best Practices - A pragmatic approach to faster and better development

Bitvis AS, Espen Tallaksen, Norway, Abstract


Coffee Break & Exhibition Sponsored by AGSTU AB


15:30 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

FPGAs - 10 years from now

Session Moderator: Per Henricsson, Elektroniktidningen (Swedish Magazine)


Jaan Raik, Tallinn

Mike Dini, Dini Group, USA


Room: Renen



Go Home Drink in the Exhibition hall
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