Munich, February 2024 – The Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V. (SGET) announces the start of a new working group for the development of Harmonized FPGA Module™ (HFM) standard. The founding meeting took place on February 27 and hosted 18 participating organizations from all over the world. The Harmonized FPGA Module™ (HFM) Standard Development Team aims at developing a groundbreaking standard tailored for the FPGA and SoC-FPGA System-on-Module. The Team Mission Statement states, that the Standard Development Team aims at creating a standard for solderable modules applicable to low to mid-range FPGAs and SoC-FPGAs, and to develop a uniform approach to FPGA module design enabling free choice between solderable and connector-based modules, where the later are more relevant to mid- to high-mid-range SoCFPGAs.

Today, FPGAs are primarily used for the analysis of images, video streams and big data as well as for audio digitization and the encoding, decoding and conversion of massive data streams. Despite their heterogeneity in terms of application, FPGAs are usually very dedicated in terms of the number and complexity of logical circuits and interfaces. One of the standardization goals is to make the portfolio of FPGA providers scalable regardless of the manufacturer. FPGA SoCs from different manufacturers should be able to be used on one and the same carrier board without having to change the PCB layout. The SGET standards for SMARC, Qseven and OSM already follow this successful approach.

With the newly founded Standard Development Team for the development of an open standard for Harmonized FPGA Modules (HFM), SGET is setting an important example in the growth market for FPGA. It is the sixth standard hosted under the umbrella of the Standardization Groupf for Embedded Technologies (SGET). In the founding meeting, the Standard Development Team for Harmonizd FPGA Module elected Mr. Sheik Abdullah from iWave Global as Chairman of the SDT.06 as well as Mr. Anton Kuzmin from ARIES Embedded as Editor. The working group is open to all SGET members. If you want to contribute to the upcoming standard, please make sure to get in touch with us in order to join the SDT.06 working group.