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Xilinx responds to Altera's FPGA benchmarks
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5/30/2008   2 comments
The folks at Xilinx say that they've re-run the tests with different tool settings and, overall, the Xilinx software solution with Synplify Pro and ISE 10.1 dominates.
Duck! AirJelly coming through!
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
This is really rather amazing - sort of like a giant jellyfish (twice as tall as a man) that glides gracefully through the air.
Giant telescope links London and New York
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
This is absolutely brilliant - I only wish I could get to see it in person.
I laughed so hard I almost passed out (seriously)
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5/23/2008   1 comment
Yesterday evening I was reading a funny passage from one of Bill Bryson's books. I tell you, I was laughing so hard that I almost passed out!
How do we use the data from I/Os running at 8.5 Gbps?
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5/23/2008   3 comments
I just received an interesting query from a reader that has me scratching my head...
Evaluating FPGA floating-point performance
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Here are links to a couple of interesting papers that will get the old gray matter firing on all six cylinders.
$200 million for one FPGA?
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5/20/2008   2 comments
Thus far I haven't seen the pricing for Altera's new 40nm Stratix IV FPGAs, but if we were to extrapolate from an analog device I just saw, the result would make your eyes water!
Give me strength! Altera's new FPGA has 2.5 billion transistors!
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
The largest member of Altera's newly announced Stratix IV FPGA family comprises 2.5 billion transistors!
Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware, and malware?
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5/16/2008   1 comment
Readers have provided some very interesting pointers to tools that may be the answer to all my woes.
Enhancement vs. Depletion vs. Junction FETs
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5/14/2008   1 comment
Does anyone know (a) which came first and (b) what are the different types used for?
Vatican buys Palm Inc. for $800 million
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Now here's a story I didn't expect to see...
Reader query re rounding in binary
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5/9/2008   2 comments
I just received an interesting query from a reader with regards to rounding in binary...
I'm looking for a 1986 issue of Scientific American
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
I know that someone out there has been grimly holding on to their collection of Scientific American magazines just waiting for this day...
I'm looking for a cheap spectrophotometer (at least I think I am)
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5/8/2008   1 comment
I am a man with a mission, but I need your help selecting the right equipment.
Free online book chapters and great deals
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5/8/2008   Post a comment
"Heads-up" info about new books, contests, conference happenings, and "super sales"!
Snap Circuits - 100 electronic projects - only $21.77
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5/7/2008   Post a comment
I just saw "The Deal Of The Day" at the Creative Brains website, and I think it's a jolly good one.
Yet another brain-teaser - the two-ladder conundrum
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5/6/2008   3 comments
A reader just sent me another (seemingly simple) geometry problem that I have no doubt will keep us occupied for hours.
Three cool beginners' books on VHDL
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
While responding to a question from a student, I discovered the answer in our very own Programmable Logic DesignLine forums.
DIY Archaeologist Kit - probe the secrets of ancient times!
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5/2/2008   1 comment
Actually, when you come to think about it, this is not as daft as it seems...
Is this the world's largest helicopter?
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Wow! I just saw photos of the most amazingly humongous helicopter (it's big enough to carry a dump truck)!

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
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