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FPGA Design & Development Services for the Medical Industry

FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) is an important element in medical applications since it can meet the crucial requirements for speed, size, and stringent safety requirements from the FDA. Devicelab, Inc. has over 20 years of experience providing design/development services for medical devices with various applications using FPGA.

Our FPGA team works with the latest FPGA technologies and development tools from various manufacturers such as AMD/Xilinx, INTEL/Altera, Microsemi/Actel, and Lattice to meet our client’s requirements.

Furthermore, our design team follows our proven design/development processes that support deliverables through the Design and complete Design History Files (DHF). As a result, we fulfill the needs of our clients from concept to finished prototype with all supporting documents for 510K FDA submissions.

At DeviceLab, We Have Worked on the Following Technologies

● Wearable physiological sensors

● Low-power battery-operated data acquisition systems

● Bluetooth low-energy devices

● Inductive Charging devices

● Class 4 laser devices

● Kinetic assay devices

Example of Our Projects in the Medical Industry

Successfully delivered the Proof of concept (POC) for a proprietary confocal scanning laser system for the treatment of retina degeneration. This project involves Galvo Control to steer laser beams through optics chains to specific treatment locations of the retina.

Successfully Integrated and debugged many FPGAs in a portable dialysis machine to enable the automation features for nurses to collect data for the submission of the prototype to Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDA) 510K.

Why Use FPGA and What is Our FPGA Development Process?

With the availability of many accurate and high-speed sensors (high-speed cameras, video processing) and high-speed connectivity (IoT, security, cloud applications) applied in the medical industry, there is a huge need for Field Application Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Microcontrollers may not be a good fit for every application mentioned above. Here are a few reasons to use FPGA:

Flexibility

Having configurable logic blocks means you’re never stuck with your hardware. Users can never run out of timers or UARTs as long as they have logic elements available to create another one. Being able to reconfigure down the road can also extend the life cycle of a product as technology and requirements change.

Speed

A microcontroller executes instructions one at a time, sequentially. An FPGA structure is inherently parallel because of its hardware nature. This allows things to occur simultaneously which is useful for operations like the FFT or graphics processing which can be expensive on a sequential processor. FPGAs also have more high-speed I/O options than a typical microcontroller like LVDS and transceivers capable of 10+ Gbps for protocols like HDMI.

What Makes DeviceLab Stand Out?

We are a one-stop company focused on embedded system development for the medical device industry. We offer a complete solution, from an idea to a final product.

We have experience in Product Development, Embedded Hardware Development, Embedded Software Development, New Product Introduction (NPI), Consulting, and Fast Prototyping.

We offer System architecture, HW Development-Board Design/Schematic, PCB layout, FPGA, System SW Development, DSP, medical, Computer vision ( cameras, optics), High-power laser, and IoT Product development. Contact us today!