Introducing the FPGA Frontrunners Forum
To guide the FPGA Network’s priorities, and to amplify the voice of FPGA users, NMI founded the FPGA Frontrunners Forum (FFF).
This is a group of leading practitioners in the UK and Ireland invited from the membership of the NMI FPGA Network. Each Frontrunner brings in-depth knowledge of a particular application space for FPGAs to collectively represent examples of all types of FPGA usage in the region.
The FFF meets at least quarterly; topics of discussion capture the pulse of industry and aim to recognise current challenges steer direction of NMI’s FPGA focus.
The FPGA Frontrunners are the backbone of the NMI FPGA Network.
FFF knowledge of market, technology & techniques
The FFF Capability Matrix identifies the markets, technologies, techniques they believe are most important to have knowledgeable or expert representation. It aims to be broad based and inclusive of all aspects most relevant for NMI member companies.
The team undertook a basic qualitative assessment of their knowledge to determine a score. The score is reflected as a rating of Expert, Intermediate or Limited level of knowledge/skill for each capability criteria in the list below.
The FFF aims to maintain a membership of up to 15 leading protagonists for FPGA based design. Where the knowledge is an expert level NMI members can be confident their interests could be represented. Where knowledge level is intermediate or limited the FFF welcomes expression of interest from experts in such domains to join the forum.
To share ideas with the NMI FPGA community or to express interest to join the FFF please contact [email protected].
|Data Center / HPC||Limited|
|Low Range FPGA||Expert|
|Mid Range FPGA||Expert|
|High Range FPGA||Expert|
|Mixed Signal ASIC||Limited|
|Vendor Place and Route||Expert|
|High Speed Networking||Limited|
|Soft Core Processors||Expert|
|Signal Integrity Tools||Intermediate|
|High Level Synthesis||Intermediate|