Teaching materials are available:

  • Textbook (shown) available at Prentice Hall or via Amazon
  • Teaching slides
  • Bi-weekly “office hours” with an Impulse Factory Engineer
  • University competitions (below)
  • Publication assistance (most working aps get published to the Impulse site at least)
  • Industry introductions if market feedback for a specific area is needed.
  • Discounted lab hardware
  • Tutorials
  • Deeply discounted Impulse CoDeveloper licenses

to find out more contact us.

Impulse Sponsors University Competitions

We provide free software, FPGA hardware, and publication assistance for university organized competitions which generally promote clever FPGA designs for the disabled, or an innovative solution useful to image, network or other streams processing. Judging committees are staffed from the University, Impulse and the FPGA vendor. Winners and runners up get published in industry periodicals. 

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Summary: Impulse offers sponsorship for FPGA design competitions in universities. The goal is to stimulate friendly competition which produces clever, reusable design solutions to help software developers learn to create code which compiles efficiently to FPGA. There are two types of competitions available: 

  1. Compete in one design for the best execution. Ideally something useful to industry in image, networking or other streaming applications, though recently student teams in Japan competed for the most elegant deployment of the Blokus game. 
  2. Develop clever designs for the disabled. A prior team developed an application that translated sign-language by “reading” from a glove with different colored tape on each finger. 

Sponsorship includes:

  • 10 Free Impulse C licenses
  • 5 Free Xilinx or Altera FPGA boards 
  • Impulse Factory Engineer “office hours” every other week of the competition
  • C to FPGA teaching slides for the sponsoring professor
  • Publication help for the winner(s)

To qualify/the rules

  • The professor must be currently teaching a class involving FPGA design.
  • At least 7 student teams or individuals must qualify
  • A team of 3 judges must be established. One from the sponsoring school, one from Impulse and one from the related Industry.
  • Typically teams get one semester.