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Superpower smackdown
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
One doesn't need to wander very far across today's FPGA landscape to see how power consumption is becoming a more and more critical issue. As product categories that once shied away from FPGAs, such as mobile consumer devices, open up to them, both static and dynamic power consumption become paramount.
Challenging the tool pricing model
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/22/2009   4 comments
Is Altium onto something with its new tool pricing?
Where are they now? M2000
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
In 2007, a programmable logic startup called M2000 moved its headquarters to Silicon Valley and said it was on the verge of launching what it described as "breakthrough" technology that would provide higher logic density, functionality and speed at less cost than competing solutions. But since then, not much has been heard from M2000. So what has the company and its breakthrough technology been up to?
Reconfigurable cluster computing installation could be a first
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
Could the world's first large reconfigurable computing cluster be installed at Mississippi's Jackson State University? True story, according to SRC Computers, the system's builder.
The FPGA stigma
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
FPGAs have a lot of momentum and Gartner predicts ASIC design starts will decrease by 22 percent in 2009. But all is not roses for FPGAs, as the stigma they carry still prevents many companies from even considering them.


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