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The ability to Interface with a diverse range of sensors and actuators is critical for embedded systems. Project risk increases significantly if available interfaces limit system choices or – even worse – a single interface drives the microcontroller selection.

This webinar will demonstrate how unique, legacy, and standard interfaces can be implemented using small and low cost, low power Intel FPGA in combination with your preferred microcontroller using a I2C or SPI bus. This approach enables system developers to use their preferred microcontroller while still being able to expand the interface as desired Thus supporting tailor made and specific or standardized legacy interfaces, which are not natively supported by the MCU of choice.

Intel FPGA UC Companion Part1

Implementation of this companion design does not require any FPGA design skills.

The following two boards get used for the demonstration: MAX1000 + STM32 Discovery Kit

Part Two of the webinar, scheduled for September 2021, will focus on the use of high throughput protocols for higher bandwidth applications.


Attendees will learn how to:

  • Create Quartus projects
  • Use Platform Designer to create a companion chip
  • Configure a STM32 development board
  • Create an embedded software application


Part Two of the webinar scheduled for September 2021 will focus on the use high throughput protocols for the high bandwidth applications.