Latest generation FPGAs Decrease Size, Cost, Latencies, and Power Consumption Across System
CAMARILLO, CALIF. – Interconnect Systems Inc. (ISI), a leading provider of advanced packaging and interconnect technologies, announced today that it has established a new business unit for Near Sensor Computing. Near Sensor Computing blends ISI’s advanced packaging expertise with FPGA system design to develop and manufacture miniaturized solutions targeted at a wide range of applications, including medical imaging, night vision, industrial inspection, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), helmet cameras, and surveillance.
Latest generation FPGAs provide small, low-cost engines that are ideal for sensor processing applications. ISI’s Near Sensor Computing modules move the processor closer to the sensor, decreasing size, cost, latencies, bandwidth requirements, and power consumption across the entire system. These modules are configured to order with processor, memory, and I/O resources tailored to each customer’s specific requirements.
“We have seen a growing customer demand for miniaturized FPGA solutions,” said Allan Cantle, chief technology officer at ISI. “To address this need, we have assembled an experienced FPGA engineering team that works hand-in-hand with our advanced packaging team. This uniquely positions us to provide turnkey concept-through-production solutions very quickly.”
Current Near Sensor Computing systems in production are the NSC-625 and the NSC-2200. The NSC-625 is a 1-inch square (25mm) form factor, while the NSC-2200 holds a 40 x 60mm footprint. Both utilize a miniaturized processor, memory, and I/O modules delivered pre-configured to the specific requirements of the customer’s near sensor computing application. These FPGA systems perform real-time image enhancement, sensor fusion, and object/event recognition for any analog or digital sensor including 4 x HD IR and visible-spectrum video. Output options include 1/10 GigE and GigE Vision, LVDS, Camera Link, Aurora, RS-232, programmable pins, and custom formats.