Unleashing FPGA Innovations: Empowering Tomorrow’s Tech with Pranesh

Niranjana R


FPGA Insights has engaged in an exclusive interview with Pranesh, FPGA Design Engineer at Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd

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1) Can you provide an overview of your experience with FPGA design projects mentioning a few that you’ve worked on, starting with a brief introduction?

MBE Analog Testjig
Converted Incoming Ethernet packet digital samples into meticulously formatted DAC samples and Stored in DRR3 and through DDR3 samples are played out to 48DACs via SPI with each of 2 Channels total 96 Channels.
● Utilized Vivado Software with VHDL programming.

FP01 Analog Sns
● Converted Incoming Ethernet packet digital samples into DAC
● DAC samples are then stored in the DDR3 in the form of Ping
Pong manner in order to write and read Continuously from DDR.
● DDR is read with the synchronous signal in order to synchronize with other boards and these samples are played out with DAC via
I2S format with a Total of 32 channels.
● Utilized Vivado Software with VHDL programming.

32SCH Analog SNS
● Received digital samples from 4 ADCs each of 8 Channels via SPI, with integrated Digipot sensor for configuring gain for
ADC packetized and transmitted via Ethernet.
● Utilized Vivado Software with VHDL programming.

2) Can you explain the benefits of using FPGAs over other types of processors?

The main and Notable advantage is its reprogrammable and scalability. so that we can handle more complex algorithms and we can remodify it too. And it’s available in various sizes so that we can choose our FPGA according to our embedded needs.

3) What are the most significant trends observed in the FPGA industry over the past year? How will these trends shape the industry’s future?

The FPGA industry increased in adoption of AI/ML and 5G applications, growing demand for edge computing solutions, and advancements in FPGA architectures for greater performance and efficiency. These trends are likely to continue shaping the industry by driving innovation, expanding applications, and fostering competition among FPGA vendors to deliver more powerful and versatile solutions tailored to emerging market needs. 

4) How do you see FPGA development evolving to meet the demands of modern applications and complex workloads?

FPGA development is evolving to meet the demands of modern applications and complex workloads by Focusing:

High-performance computing
AI and Machine Learning 
Edge computing 
Software development tools.

5) Key drivers behind the increasing adoption of FPGAs in various applications and industries?

The Key drivers behind the increase in the adoption of FPGA are:
Power efficiency 

6) Sectors that stand to benefit the most from FPGA integration, and why?

Sectors that stand to benefit the most from FPGA integrations are.

Defence and Aerospace
Networking and Telecommunication
AI and Machine Learning 
Embedded Systems and IOT
Automotive sector

7) The role of FPGAs in accelerating AI applications and advancements expected in the near future.

FPGAs play a crucial role in accelerating AI applications by providing hardware acceleration for compute-intensive tasks such as neural network inference and training, implementation of custom hardware accelerators tailored to specific AI workloads, May involve the integration of FPGA with traditional CPU for the advancement of AI acceleration and FPGAs are well suited for real-time AI application that requires low latency and deterministic performance.

8) Ensuring the security and integrity of FPGA designs, especially in sensitive applications like finance and defense.

Ensuring the Security and integrity by,

Encryption and authentication 
Secure communication Interface 
Third-party verification 

9) Advice for students and professionals interested in pursuing a career in FPGA development to stay updated with the latest trends and technologies.

Join FPGA community 
Hands-on experience in FPGA design, Simulation, and Testing.
Experience in open-source tools.
Design New projects or redo any existing projects on your own.
Attend industrial events.


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