The introduction of programmable logic devices revolutionised the process of hardware development over the last years.
Their great advantage is the possibility to change the circuit, even after the first prototype has been built.
The performance of common microcontrollers increases constantly, which opens up new fields of application.
We are interested in new hardware technology in general.
But we concentrate on microcontrollers combined with the programmable logic of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) modules.
An FPGA can use customized methods to transform and process input and output signals.
As the signal processing is done by the FPGA, the microcontroller can focus on its main task.