FPGA Design Services for Defense & Aerospace

DSP and FPGA Design Services

Advancing America’s security and strengthening our position in space.


Defense and aerospace systems often require every possible technology touchpoint. Software, hardware, networking, information processing and a secure cloud are all often critical to a project’s success. Further, systems must function flawlessly in the most demanding conditions.

Cardinal Peak has experience with some of the largest and well-known primary and sub-contractors in this industry. This experience puts us in a unique position to understand the nuances and support projects for key defense platforms.


Our Case Studies: Embedded, DSP & FPGA Engineering Services

While we have helped in aerospace product design and military software development, the nature of the work precludes us from providing details of the projects. We frequently provide embedded, DSP and FPGA consultants to support the Defense industry as outlined in the capabilities briefs below.

FAQs About Our FPGA Development for Defense & Aerospace

What are FPGA development services?

Like a box of Lego bricks, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) contain an array of programmable logic blocks designed to be configured after manufacturing, allowing the blocks to be intertwined in different configurations. Infinitely configurable FPGA fabric allows an electrical engineer to design an FPGA to perform virtually any function. While infinitely flexible, programming of an FPGA can be a sophisticated process which requires simulation and testing to ensure the final product does exactly what it is meant to do. Our FPGA engineers are experts in all the development and simulation tools such as Vivado and Vitis along with devices such as Virtex, Spartan, Artix, and Kintex. To read about some of our FPGA design services and successes, please see our FPGA design experience brief. For those interested in the history of FPGAs please read our blog titled Curious about what an FPGA is and How it Actually Works?

What can I expect from your FPGA design services?

We provide the right FPGA consulting expertise at the right time to support your development timeline. As FPGA projects vary in complexity and specific skills, the first step in tailoring our FPGA design services to your needs is to understand your project scope and schedule. From that starting point, we can estimate the number and type of resources necessary. This allows you to bring in all the talent you need, when you need it, for just the time window that you need it.

Can you do aerospace and defense embedded software development?

Cardinal Peak provides embedded, DSP and FPGA software support to some of the top prime contractors in the aerospace and defense industry. We can develop and test complete subsystems or provide top talent to augment your existing team. In all cases, we match our processes to your needs. Whether you have hardware, embedded or cloud needs, contact us to learn how we can help you meet your schedule.

FPGA Engineering Services Resources

Blog Post FPGA Development Services
What Is an FPGA and How Does It Work?

An FPGA is a field programmable gate array where SRAM-based fabric replaces metal interconnections between logic elements. It’s infinitely flexible and doesn’t wear out. Our engineer addresses key FPGA programming challenges, like how to avoid reprogramming the SRAM every time you power up.

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Improving Design with Development Printed Circuit Boards

How is the software in my smart thermostat developed? In the worst-case scenario, deadlines, cost and competitive products force electrical engineers to shrink the printed circuit board (PCB) to fit within a predefined package. These postage stamp-sized boards bring a multitude of challenges for development. Learn how development printed circuit boards can help while reducing cost.

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Low-Density Parity Check for Modern Communication Systems

Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes are finding increasing use in communications applications. Find out how they work and how an understanding of modern forward error correction techniques is essential to the implementation of current and future communications technologies.

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