Friday, April 21 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
FPGAs on The Edge: Some Things Are Better Left to Hardware. LIMITED

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As the number of Things creating or consuming data grows at an exponential rate, the processing demands at the IoT Edge will need to scale accordingly.

While microcontrollers and small embedded processors are a fitting solution for most current usage models, we are fast approaching a time when the performance benefits of custom hardware will be both necessary and desired for many applications.

Enter, FPGAs.

This talk opens the conversation about the role FPGAs can play in the IoT. Focusing primarily on the IoT Edge, the presentation will cover scenarios where FPGAs provide improved performance and a better overall solution than microcontrollers.

Illustrations will be provided through demos using the XLR8 development board. XLR8 is an FPGA powered Arduino clone that integrates an 8-bit AVR compatible microcontroller in the FPGA. It is tightly coupled to custom offload and accelerator engines on the programmable FGPA fabric.

The presentation will also address the mystique that surrounds FPGA design and how products like XLR8 or growing number of other SoC-based FPGAs can minimize the perceived barrier of entry to using FPGAs for IoT solutions.

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Jason Pecor

VP of Business Development, Alorium Technology
Jason Pecor | Product Manager, Alorium Technology | | Jason Pecor is responsible for product management, marketing, and business development at Alorium Technology, the company that developed XLR8, and at Superion Technology, an ASIC and FPGA design company in Eau Claire, WI... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4