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The great day draws nigh...
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Only three days to go to the first in a series of six FPGA seminars hosted by the IEEE in Boston.
Are they playing our tune?
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Cool website locates the number one song playing on the day you were born.
Cool tool aids paralyzed engineers
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
An incredible piece of FREE software called Dasher helps people communicate and remain productive.
Cool "stuff" from Actel, Altera, and Xilinx
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
In the schematics for an old computer I found a "Banana Register" (because the data came in bunches)...
ChipX save us from being frozen in silicon!
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
One of the big problems with creating a standard cell ASIC is that your algorithms are largely "frozen in silicon."
If I had a coconut for every ...
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
The IEEE in Boston are hosting a series of six FPGA Seminars starting on Thursday 3rd November, 2005.
Structured ASICs are cool!
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
In addition to CPLDs, FPGAs, FPAAs, FPNAs, and programmable processors, Programmable Logic Designline is also going to cover Structured ASICs.
Microchip’s DSP PICs: Whatever next?
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
You can only imagine my surprise to hear that those clever little rapscallions at Microchip are now selling 16-bit PIC microcontrollers with DSP-centric functionality!
PicoChip's field-programmable node arrays (FPNAs)
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
I've been watching picoChip with interest since those days when they were running silent and deep in "secret squirrel" mode...
Who is that masked man?
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10/12/2005   Post a comment
I’m currently bouncing off the walls with excitement, because this is my first day to officially take the reins as the editor of this mega-cool site.
Xilinx FPGA-powered Ghostrider competes in DARPA
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
I love zoomy applications--and this one is literally one of the zoomiest I've seen. Xilinx Spartan-3 and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs are at the heart of an autonomous vehicle's vision algorithm, allowing the vehicle to 'see' its surroundings, even in adverse conditions.


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