QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power embedded FPGA IP and programmable logic solutions, today announced that the ETH Zurich, [in German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)], a renowned technical university located in Zurich, Switzerland, will collaborate to integrate QuickLogic’s ArcticPro embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology onto the university’s PULP platform. ETH chose QuickLogic’s technology for its ultra-low power operation and its ability to create new options for extremely power efficient hardware/software implementations.
ETH is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It will become the first licensee of eFPGA technology from QuickLogic on the 22FDX process node. They will develop an SoC integrating ETHZ’s open-source RISC-V cores and eFPGA technology, enabling users to offload critical functions from the processor(s) and implement them in eFPGA fabric. This approach creates multiple hardware co-processors that increase system efficiency and performance while decreasing power consumption. A common use case is utilizing the eFPGA to enable hardware acceleration of feature extraction, which significantly improves performance and lowers power consumption by offloading those functions from the RISC-V processor while still maintaining the ability to adopt updated algorithms.