FPGA Programming and Its Application in Radio Astronomy

FPGA Programming

A Webinar Event with Q&A 25th September 2019 – Wednesday, 1600 UTC

FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are a flexible tool for implementing fast, repetitive computations. In contrast to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), which were the previous path to efficient high-speed computations, FPGAs are both fast and reprogrammable. FPGAs are used in many applications, including Radio Astronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Medical Instruments, Image and Audio Processing and others. In this talk we will get familiar with FPGAs, their advantages over traditional ASIC designs, and discuss how they are used in Radio Astronomy research. I will also discuss the hybrid FPGA, CPU, and signal processing devices that are now becoming available.

Instructor: Arash Roshanineshat, University of Arizona

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