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Notes from ESC's great debate
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
One Embedded Systems Conference event that definitely lived up to its billing was the debate between Jim Turley and Clive "Max" Maxfield about embedded versus discrete processors. The event was, as advertised, both entertaining and informative.
A fork in the road to 28-nm FPGAs
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
Xilinx and Altera may both be using TSMC for manufacturing at the 28-nm node, but the two companies have selected different manufacturing processes, at least for high-end products.
NetFPGA design contest
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
Stanford University's NetFPGA program is holding a design contest, asking design teams to produce a working implementation employing any hardware and software design methodology and targeting the NetFPGA development platform.

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