Transfer of Technology of FPGA Board

Transfer of Technology of FPGA Board

C-DAC Noida would like to invite competent industrial partners for commercialization of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) board through transfer of technology. The board has been developed under the project funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

  • Brief about the Institution

    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) mandated to carry out R&D in Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics (ICT&E) and associated areas. Although C-DAC was established with a clear mandate of R&D in high performance computing in 1988, over the last three decades, it has diversified into several other areas of ICT to respond to the needs of the society. With the zeal to convert its R&D outcomes into usable technologies, it is today a significant IT player with many innovative products and solutions. In addition, C-DAC has played a key role in IT education to fulfill the higher ICT education requirements of the country's IT industry.

  • Brief description about the product/technology/prototype to be transferred

    Key features of the "FPGA Board"

    The developed platform is an easy to use low-cost FPGA development board featuring Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. It is specially designed for facilitating the students and faculty to experiment with the concepts of system design using FPGAs. The board offers a rich set of features that make it suitable for use in the following areas:
    • Laboratory for undergraduate courses
    • Variety of design projects,
    • Development of sophisticated digital systems.
    FPGA Board

    By default the board is powered from a +5V supply from USB cable. Built around a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA the board provides, a complete ready-to-use hardware suitable for hosting circuits ranging from basic logic devices to complex controllers. A large collection of on-board I/O devices/interfaces and all required FPGA support circuits are included, so countless designs can be created without the need of any other components. The design can be controlled and configured through PC using high speed USB interface provided on the board. The board is designed to work with the free ISE WebPack software from Xilinx.

    Main Features

    • The Spartan 6 LX4 is optimized for high performance logic and offers:
      1. 600 slices, each containing four LUTs and eight Flip Flops
      2. 216 Kb fast Block RAM
      3. Two CMTs (two DCMs and one PLL)
      4. 8 DSP48A1 slices
    • SPI Flash ROM that stores FPGA configuration indefinitely
    • 25 MHz oscillator frequency
    • USB cable for providing power and programming interface
    • 8 LEDs, 4 Push buttons, 12 slide switches
    • 4 digit seven segment display
    • 8 bit VGA display
    • UART communication pins
    • 30 pin expansion connectors

    Key Benefits of the "FPGA Board"

    • Low Cost
    • Simple hardware
    • User friendly programmer
    • Onboard peripherals to perform digital design experiments
    • 30 pin expansion connectors for external digital I/O interface
    • Students can perform various experiments ranging from combinational to sequential circuits
    • Instructional material with step by step programming for a set of experiments is provided online
    • Free access to e-learning content

  • Scope of Work

    C-DAC intends to provide its FPGA solution to interested companies/vendors with good experience in development & deployment of PCB electronic boards. C-DAC, as a part of its R&D initiative and responsibility of supporting the Electronics industry is eager to proliferate this product in the market in collaboration with suitable industry partners.

  • Extent of Work

    Expressions of Interest (EoI) are invited from interested vendors engaged in electronics equipment manufactures domain for the Transfer of Technology of FPGA Board.

  • Documentation

    C-DAC will provide its documentation for all subsystem as per scope of work.

  • Facility Available at C-DAC

    C-DAC NOIDA will give orientation training about the functionality of FPGA Board through elementary course.

  • Expression of Interest

    C-DAC invites Expression of Interest bids in the format given in Annexure- I (Part A) of the EoI document.

  • Processing Fees

    Processing fee of Rs. Ten Thousand only (Rs 10000/-) must be submitted, by Demand Draft / Pay Order of any Scheduled Bank drawn in favor of C-DAC NOIDA. No Bank Guarantee towards Processing Fees will be acceptable. Processing Fees is non-refundable. Bids received without processing will be rejected straightway.

  • Bid Submission

    Interested parties can submit the Bid latest by 18th Dec 2017, 5 PM. Please refer to point no. 6.4 & 6.5 of EoI document to get the detail procedure for bid submission to C-DAC Noida.

  • Pre-bid Meeting/ Clarifications

    A Pre-bid meeting of all the Bidders will be convened as follows:

    • Date of pre-bid Meeting: 4th Dec, 2017
    • Timing of pre-bid Meeting: 10:30 a.m.
    • Venue:Conference Hall, Academic Block, C-DAC, B-30, Sector - 62 NOIDA- 201309

    Parties interested to attend pre-bid meeting may please Register here

  • For any clarifications on the Expression of Interest document or application process please contact
    Mr. Ravi Shankar Rai
    Email: ravishankarrai[at]cdac[dot]in
    Mobile No:9968836506
    Dr. Sunita Prasad
    Email: sunitaprasad[at]cdac[dot]in
    Mobile No:9810827982

The detailed EoI Document and Annexure-1(A & B) can be accessed through the following link:

bullet Expression of Interest (EoI) Document  (File Format: PDF, File Size: 931 KB ,Date: 23/11/2017)

bullet Annexure 1A  (File Format: PDF, File Size: 87 KB ,Date: 23/11/2017)

bullet Annexure 1B  (File Format: PDF, File Size: 153 KB ,Date: 23/11/2017)