Accelerate FPGA Programming

If you develop for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), you’re likely familiar with the hours-long experience of running FPGA simulations, synthesis, and compilations during algorithm development.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Watch this session to learn how two free tools—the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit (Base Kit) and the Intel® FPGA Add-on for the oneAPI Base Toolkit —speed up programming of these flexible, reconfigurable devices, including:

  • How the Base Kit enables functional verification through (1) quick emulation and (2) rapid performance tuning via report files prior to full bitstream compilation
  • Developing a Hough Transform algorithm —a feature extraction method used in computer vision applications—using Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), a C++ based programming language included in the Base Kit
  • The steps necessary to generate FPGA binaries
  • Using the Intel FPGA Add-on tool to run a pre-compiled bitstream to observe the algorithm on real FPGA accelerator hardware

Get the software
The Intel FPGA Add-on is a complement to the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit, a core set of tools and libraries for developing performant applications across diverse architectures.


  • Sign up for oneAPI FPGA training —online, instructor-led courses to help you build, optimize, and run your applications using oneAPI on FPGAs.
  • Sign up for an Intel® DevCloud for oneAPI account—a free development sandbox with access to the latest Intel® hardware and oneAPI software.
  • Explore oneAPI, including developer opportunities and benefits
  • Subscribe to the POD—Code Together is an interview series that explores the challenges at the forefront of cross-architecture development. Each bi-weekly episode features industry VIPs who are blazing new trails through today’s data-centric world. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
Adonay Berhe, Product Marketing Manager for Intel® FPGA Add-on Toolkit, Intel Corporation

Adonay is a software product marketer by day and a software developer by night. He has been with Intel ~4 years working in Software Tools and Firmware Validation organization for the first 3 years before transitioning to his current role. He is a hobbyist programmer interested in web development, CI/CD, open-source, and IOT. He also serves as a Programs Chair in the Folsom Network at Intel of African Ancestries (NIA) employee resource group. Aside from work, he’s a major fútbol and basketball fan and plays each sport whenever he gets the chance.

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