UNIVERSAL AND HIGHLY VERSATILE PLATFORM BASED ON FPGA WITH EMBEDDED ARM PROCESSOR
Develop next generation mammography detection
CLIENT: ANALOGIC — NASDAQ; ALOG
LOCATION: MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
Design new system architecture to ease integration
Use high-performance imaging algorithms
Integrate sensors with high-speed digital processing
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CASE STUDY - Digital Mammography Detector
“Our aim is to maintain our lead in the premium market for mammography detectors. In order to do that, we need high-speed communications from the detectors, and that’s definitely an area where we knew that Orthogone could help us… They brought expertise, especially in anything having to do with digital design, memory configuration, and FPGA programming.”
- François Boucher, Director of Engineering, Analogic
Partner with Orthogone for technical expertise
SYSTEM DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
After capturing high-speed raw data from the sensor, the custom video DMA reorganizes the full image in external memory. When all the pixels of the image are correctly reordered, the FPGA can enhance image quality.
The hardware design had to minimize noise, integrate high-speed digital with ultra-low noise circuits, and accommodate physical dimensions constraints and safety considerations. For optimal speed and power consumption, DDR4 memory is used to store local frame buffers, and support acquisition at a fast frame rate.
Analogic’s detector software running in the Zynq UltraScale+ hardware platform is divided into different applications. These applications manage non-critical background tasks with Linux and real-time control of the image datapath on the FPGA side.
- Xilinx Artix-7
- Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
- Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA programmable fabric
- SATA and USB 3.0
- 64-bit dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A53
- dual-core Arm Cortex-R5
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Industry-leading advanced detector solution with an extended product life cycle
The flexibility, versatility, and technical capabilities that the team built in to the new advanced detector solution allows Analogic to readily meet requirements from various manufacturers and expand into medical image processing markets beyond mammography detection.