I just received an interesting note from the folks at OptNgn Software. OptNgn (www.optngn.com) produces and sells FPGA coprocessor acceleration libraries and services to customers that need to accelerate their systems using FPGA technology. Using proprietary technology, the companyís click-to-buy products are said to help to reduce time-to-market and power consumption while improving system throughput over comparable solutions.
At processing rates of up to 306 mega complex pixels per second, OptNgn's new 2D-FFT library elements are claimed to be the perfect choice for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
The OptNgn 2D-FFT library elements can supply image processing horsepower previously only reserved for the fastest CPUs. The library elements can process thousands of frames per second, which makes them particularly useful in convolution coprocessor based object finding, such as a streaming FFT-Filter-IFFT component that finds matches between the input stream and a target object library.
Individual FFT Library elements, which are priced from $75 to $800, are delivered as InstaIP Xilinx and Altera netlists, while the Mentor Graphics Precision elements are delivered as Precise-Encrypt RTL, which allows for mapping to any FPGA families supported by the Mentor Precision Synthesis toolkit.
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