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Anyone need a world-leading ASIC design team?
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
3D Labs just closed down their operation in Huntsville AL, with the result that a world-leasing ASIC design and verification team is looking for a new home.
What are framers and mappers?
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
A reader poised a question to me regarding framers and mappers; I don't have a clue; perhaps you can help?
Optimality study of logic synthesis for LUT-based FPGAs
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
It looks like there are going to be a bumper crop of interesting papers presented at the FPGA 2006 conference this year.
Multi-processor and reconfigurable computing
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Trying to wrap one's brain around the myriad alternative computing strategies available to today's designers is enough to make your eyes water!
Deja Vu (Did somebody just say that?)
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
In my last Blog, which was on the need for a good RTOS for multicore systems, I mentioned Quadros; so imagine my surprise to see today's news...
RTOS designed for multicore systems
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
I find it relatively easy to wrap my brain around the concept of an operating system running on a single processor. But what about a system containing multiple heterogeneous CPU and DSP cores?
Cool "stuff" on the processor front.
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
I don't know about you, but I'm tremendously excited by the ongoing developments in processing technology.
Cool new FPGA families from Lattice
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Industry analyst says Lattice now has the breadth and depth of FPGA products to become the third force in the FPGA market.
Things are buzzing at the Multicore Association
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Open for membership, the Multicore Association announces executive board slate and first public presentations on workgroup progress.
There's always another twist!
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
The high-level multi-threaded language and tool called Mobius makes it easy to develop complex applications for FPGAs.


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