FPGAs in the Era of AI and Big Data
by Lawrence Landis <email@example.com>
102.B Student Computing Center, Texas A&M University
8:45AM – 5:00PM September 27th, 2019
Intel Programmable Logic Devices (FPGA) are used in a wide range of applications from industrial electronics, networking and AI acceleration. FPGAs are a staple of Electronic Engineering Curriculums due to their flexibility in describing electronic circuitry without requiring any semiconductor manufacturing tooling costs. Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group FPGA University Program engages with worldwide universities to promote FPGA education and research.
- At the conclusion of this workshop, you’ll have an understanding of how FPGAs function and common programming models used to implement a variety of FPGA based applications.
- Register Transfer Language use model using the Verilog Hardware Description Language
- Network on Chip and IP integration using the Platform Designer Integration tool
- High Level Language Description through the use of C++ derivative languages like HLS and OpenCL
- Overlay use models (OpenVino)
- The student will gain the necessary skills to understand which applications should utilize which programming model to most efficiently balance development time, performance and cost.
9:00: Lecture: FPGA applications and architecture, Quartus overview
10:00: Lab 1: Introduction to the Quartus Development Tool Suite using Verilog programming
11:15: Lecture: Embedded NIOS and Platform Designer
1:00: Lab2: Embedded NIOS and Platform Designer
2:00: Lecture: High Level Design Usage Model for FPGAs – OpenCL and HLS
2:45: Lab3: High Level Design
3:30: Lecture: OpenVino overlay usage model
4:15: Lab4: OpenVino Vision and Neural Network Heterogeneous Computing
5:00 Conclude Workshop
The Quartus Lite free tool suite will be required for Labs 1 and 2. Please visit this site: http://fpgasoftware.intel.com/18.1/?edition=lite and install Quartus Prime and MAX 10 libraries.