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How It Was: Seeing my first color television
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1/31/2012   28 comments
When I was a young lad, I don't think I was even aware that such a beast as a color television existed…
Xilinx launches first 7 Series FPGA design platforms
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
The first complete development kits for increasing system performance, lowering power, and reducing BoM with Xilinx 28nm FPGAs are being demonstrated at DesignCon 2012
Xilinx unveils latest and greatest 28nm 7 Series FPGAs at DesignCon 2012
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1/26/2012   2 comments
In addition to demoing their latest FPGAs, the folks from Xilinx will also be discussing stacked silicon interconnect technologies…
New Microcontroller Central website – changing the world bit-by-bit
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1/19/2012   12 comments
New NXP online community lets professional and hobbyists alike share design success stories and technical insights while providing technology news, product information, learning, and training.
MIT announces a “faster-than-fast” Fourier transform
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1/18/2012   4 comments
For a large range of use cases, MIT researchers have found a way to increase the speed of one of the most important algorithms in the information sciences…
Wikipedia to blackout on Wednesday 18 January 2012
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1/17/2012   10 comments
Eeeekkk! How can they do this to me? I use the Wikipedia constantly throughout the day...
How It Was: Meeting my first microcomputer
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1/15/2012   2 comments
I had been at the R&D center for only a week or so when my supervisor asked if I knew anything about computers...
How It Was: You used to be able to see the stars at night
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1/11/2012   21 comments
It makes me sad to think that a lot of kids growing up in the cities today have no idea of the beauty they are missing in the night skies.
Tensilica helps eliminate volume fluctuations in Digital Televisions
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1/8/2012   Post a comment
Don’t you hate it when you are happily watching a television program and then an advert comes on that almost blows you out of your seat?
Make sure to visit Xilinx at the VLSI Conference 2012 in Hyderabad, India
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1/8/2012   Post a comment
I hear that senior Xilinx executives will be keynoting and co-chairing at this industry forum...
Stellamar’s All Digital ADC is going to the moon!
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1/8/2012   Post a comment
Stellamar and the Finnish Meteorological Institute collaborate with innovative ADC IP in an upcoming FPGA-based lunar mission.
Heads up: Aart de Geus’ band is doing a charity gig on Jan 13th!
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1/6/2012   Post a comment
This one-night only event will take place in the Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, California, USA
OMG! Amazing home displays and automotive Ethernet AVB stuff from Xilinx
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1/5/2012   1 comment
The folks at Xilinx have just announced some mega-cool (dare I say ultra-cool … or even uber-cool) “stuff”…


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