November 29, 2018 – Fidus is demonstrating at Machine Learning Live

Xilinx Machine Learning Live is all about inspiring your next ML-based product. Given vision is a key element of many ML-based applications, Fidus will demonstrate different video processing algorithms, educating designers on the differences in approach, implementation, and performance between CPU and FPGA. Designers will also have the opportunity to gain insights into how the Fidus R&D team packaged algorithms into kernels for AWS Cloud.

September 19, 2018 – Meet the Fidus team at XDF!

Meet the Fidus team at XDF!

October 1-2  l  Fairmont – 170 South Market Street, San Jose CA  |

Fidus will be exhibiting at the XDF Xilinx Developer Forum next month.

Whether you need Hardware, FPGA, Software, Signal Integrity, PCB Layout or Wireless Solutions – come talk to us.

We will leverage our years of design services expertise to “de-risk” your next development and get your product to market faster.

Dates: October 1-2, 2018
Location: Fairmont – 170 South Market Street, San Jose CA
Booth: #11

September 6, 2018 – Meet the Fidus team at IBC!

Meet the Fidus team at IBC!

September 14-18, RAI Amsterdam | Ontario Pavilion | Stand 2.A41 |

Fidus will be exhibiting at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, NL next month. IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology tradeshow.

Whether you need Hardware, FPGA, Software, Signal Integrity, PCB Layout or Wireless Solutions – come talk to us.

We will leverage our years of design services expertise to “de-risk” your next development and get your product to market faster.

Dates: September 14-18, 2018
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Booth: Stand 2.A41 (Ontario, Canada Pavilion)

February 27, 2018 – Northwest Logic’s Expresso 4.0 Controller Core and Fidus Systems’ Zynq UltraScale+ Platform demonstrates PCIe® 4.0 Support

Northwest Logic’s Expresso 4.0 Controller Core and Fidus Systems’ Zynq UltraScale+ Platform demonstrates PCIe® 4.0 Support

Northwest Logic and Fidus Systems showcase a proven PCIe Gen 4 platform for developing 16G solutions

Beaverton, Oregon and San Jose, California – February 27, 2018— Northwest Logic and Fidus Systems announced today that Northwest Logic’s PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 solution, which includes the Expresso 4.0 Core (PCI Express 4.0 controller) and a variety of full-featured PCI Express DMA cores, has been validated on the Fidus Sidewinder-100 platform. This validation was done with 4 lanes running at 16 Gbit/sec SERDES rates. This joint validation effort provides customers with a proven PCIe Gen 4 platform for developing 16G solutions.

Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 4.0 solution includes the full-featured Expresso 4.0 Core and a family of high-performance PCI Express DMA cores and drivers for use in ASICs and FPGAs. This solution has already passed PCI Express 4.0 FYI Compliance testing at the PCI-SIG Workshop in December 2017 and is already being used by multiple PCI Express Gen 4 ASIC and FPGA customers.

The Sidewinder-100 is a compute, network and storage acceleration platform leveraging Xilinx’s® flagship Zynq UltraScale+ ZU19EG MPSoC. A full Linux distribution, and IP for NVMe/NVMeoF, PCIe 4.0, and more, enables rapid application development. Sidewinder-100 is available as a standard product or as production-ready hardware IP that Fidus can customize to client requirements. Leveraging Sidewinder-100 for custom designs mitigates project risk, and accelerates time-to-market by as much as 50%.

“Fidus Systems was pleased to participate in the validation of Northwest Logic’s PCIe 4.0 solution on our Sidewinder-100 platform” said Mazen Matar, Director, OEM Products, Fidus Systems. “The combination of Fidus Systems’ Zynq® UltraScale+TM products and design expertise and Northwest Logic’s proven PCIe 4.0 IP enables clients to easily develop PCIe 4.0-based applications. Sidewinder-100 is currently shipping to Fidus clients worldwide.”

“The PCI Express 4.0 Solution was hardware tested at 16G rates utilizing the Fidus Sidewinder and the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ GTY board in a switch application. The Fidus Sidewinder board was key component in this testing,” said Vinitha Seevaratnam, PCI Express Product Marketing Engineer at Northwest Logic. “Our successful PCI SIG FYI compliance testing further verifies that Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 4.0 Solution provides a robust and proven platform for developing PCI Express 4.0/3.1/2.1/1.1 based products.”


Fidus Systems, founded in 2001, is a premier technology design house with offices in Ottawa and Waterloo Ontario, and San Jose, California. Fidus’s hardware, software, and FPGA designers accelerate delivery of lead-edge products, and differentiated client solutions. Fidus specializes in turnkey solutions that incorporate high resolution video processing, high-performance computing, and high-speed communications. Fidus’s high-speed solutions are all validated with industry leading Signal Integrity expertise.
For more information, visit

About Northwest Logic

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance PCI Express solution (PCI Express 4.0, 3.0, 2.1 and 1.1 cores and drivers), Memory Interface Solution (HBM2, DDR4/3, LPDDR4/3), and MIPI Solution (CSI-2, DSI-2, DSI). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs, Structured ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit

Source: Northwest Logic

August 8, 2017 – Introducing Sidewinder

Introducing the Sidewinder-100 network storage acceleration platform from Fidus.

Sidewinder-100 is based on the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC from Xilinx.

This NVMe storage controller can host up to 4 NVMe SSDs in the default configuration. Ambitious developers and innovators can achieve a total of 6 NVMe SSDs with the right Soft and Hard IP combinations.

On the networking (fabric) side, Sidewinder-100 hosts 2 x 100Gbps QSFP interfaces.

Live demos at the Xilinx, Intelliprop and Mobiveil booths at FMS this week!

Flash Memory Summit
August 8-10
Santa Clara Convention Center

Learn more about Sidewinder

August 7, 2017 – Xilinx Showcases Reconfigurable Storage Acceleration Solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it will showcase reconfigurable storage acceleration solutions at the Flash Memory Summit 2017. Through a series of presentations and demonstrations, Xilinx and its ecosystem will spotlight high-performance storage solutions for use in current and next-generation enterprise and data center applications. Debuting at this year’s event, the Xilinx® NVMe-over-Fabrics reference design provides designers a flexible platform to enable scalable storage solutions and integrate custom acceleration functions into their storage arrays. This reference design eliminates the need for a dedicated x86 processor or an external NIC, thus creating a highly integrated, reliable and cost-effective solution. To learn about this solution and more, visit Xilinx at booth #126, August 8-10, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

Presentations/Panel Participation:
Thursday, August 10:

10:15-10:30AM: Reconfigurable Storage Acceleration for Next Generation NVMe Platforms by Rakesh Cheerla, Product Manager, Xilinx
1:30-4:15PM: Using FPGAs to Accelerate NVMe-over-Fabric Based Storage Networks by Deboleena Minz Sakalley, Senior Staff Design Engineer, Xilinx
1:30-2:45PM: Accelerating Data Analytics Using FPGAs and an Integrated Flash Storage by HK Verma, Principal Engineer, Xilinx


Xilinx is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. (PRNewsFoto/Xilinx)


Xilinx Booth Demonstrations

  • NVMe-over-Fabric Platform
    The Xilinx single-chip storage solution integrates NVMe-over-Fabric and target RDMA offloads with a processing subsystem to provide a very power-efficient and low-latency solution compared to existing products that require both an external host chip and a Network Interface Card (NIC). This 2x100Gb Ethernet platform enables customers to implement value-added storage workload acceleration, such as compression and erasure code.
  • Computational Storage Subsystem for Data-Driven Applications
    ScaleFlux Computational Storage Subsystem (CSS) uniquely solves both compute and storage I/O bottlenecks. CSS compression accelerates throughput by an order-of-magnitude without the costly CPU overhead incurred by software solutions, resulting in optimal storage capacity utilization without performance compromises.
  • Programmable Controller for Multi-Source Flash
    Burlywood’s TrueFlash modular controller architecture accelerates time-to-market for new NAND adoption while delivering disruptive cost and performance benefits to cloud, all-flash-array, and hyper-converged OEM customers. Built on Xilinx® UltraScale+™ FPGAs, TrueFlash takes advantage of the power, performance and cost improvements of Xilinx devices. TrueFlash enables customers to quickly optimize the solution to their workload, and to qualify multiple NAND types with the same controller.

Demonstrations by Xilinx Ecosystem
The following Xilinx ecosystem companies will showcase a Xilinx technology-based demonstration in their FMS booth:

Everspin Technologies: Booth #319
IntelliProp, Inc.: Booth #821
IP-Maker: Booth #717
Kazan Networks: Booth #702
MobiVeil: Booth #610
PLDA: Booth #826
Smart IOPs: Booth #609

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Xilinx, Inc.

August 3, 2017 – Fidus at IBC 2017



Fidus will be exhibiting at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam, NL next month. IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology tradeshow.

Our incredible 4k video platform will be featured and our team will be on deck to talk about all of our video/ broadcast and electronic design services. Stop by and learn how our products and services can take your designs to the next level.

See you at IBC!

Dates: September 15-19, 2017
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Booth: Stand 2.A41 (Ontario, Canada Pavilion)
Contact: Scott Turnbull

Register for your FREE* exhibition pass with CODE 21781
*Complimentary passes available until August 18.


August 1, 2017 – We’re getting a new look

Get ready for the

Coming soon to a computer or mobile device near you!

July 17, 2017 – New Sidewinder Datasheet

An updated datasheet is now available for Sidewinder – 100NVMe Storage Controller. Find the revised datasheet here.

May 31, 2017 – Fidus one of Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies!