LeafLabs is one of the industry's leading FPGA contract engineering firms. For over 9 years, our talented and experienced FPGA consultants have worked on a broad range of projects with clients ranging from startups to researchers to Fortune 500 companies.

We pride ourselves on excellent designs, quick execution, and being a pleasure to work with.

Check out some our previous FPGA projects including Google's Project Ara modular phone (the first prototype included 7 FPGAs) and Lotusour light field microscope project that captures 15 gigabytes of data per second out of a cubic millimeter of larval zebrafish brain.  

Regardless of whether your project will take a week or a year, we're excited to learn about what you're working on and where we might be able to help, so when you're ready, get in touch.

FPGA Services

  • HDL Programming (Verilog, VHDL)
  • Vivado/ISE project design
  • Embedded C design
  • Design modification/optimization
  • Simulation/testbenches
  • Hardware/firmware verification and quality assurance
  • Debugging
  • Timing closure

FPGA Design Expertise

  • High-speed communication protocols and interfaces
  • Custom ASIC and peripheral integration/drivers
  • Digital Signal Processing and algorithm optimization
  • Image processing and object recognition
  • “Big data” real-time data stream processing

FPGA Tools

  • Xilinx ISE and Vivado
  • MicroBlaze
  • ChipScope
  • iVerilog (Icarus Verilog) Simulation
  • ModelSim
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • Altera Quartus/Prime
  • Qsys
  • SignalTap
  • Lattice Diamond

We provide outstanding custom FPGA design and development for all applications.


Looking for help on a project? Tell us what you're working on and find out if we're a good fit.



FPGA Project Examples

Google's Project Ara

On Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone project, we were responsible for the digital side of things, including all firmware and FPGA development.

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A datanode containing an FPGA that processes 1024 channels of ephys data by communicating concurrently with as many as 32 industry-standard neural amplifier chips. 

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In the emerging field of light-field microscopy, we're using FPGAs to extract 15 gigabytes of data per second out of a cubic millimeter of larval zebrafish brain.

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