Virtex-5 USB module packs power in small footprint Product News 3/4/2010 Post a comment Opal Kelly is shipping its fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module, the XEM5010, which is based on a powerful Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, and delivers 256-Mbytes DDR2, 36-Mbit synchronous SRAM, 32-Mbit flash, and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.
Agilent pads oscilloscope line Product News 3/4/2010 Post a comment Agilent's 14 latest models in its InfiniiVision 7000 series mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio offer bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz, a 12.1-inch display, and hardware-accelerated search and navigate capability.
Nangate releases 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary Product News 3/4/2010 Post a comment EDA startup Nangate A/S has presented the 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary to be used with the Nangate Design Optimizer (NDO). The purpose is to allow easy access to design performance improvements ahead of final design implementation.
Xilinx rolls automotive Spartan-6, app kits Product News 3/3/2010 Post a comment At the Embedded World 2010 conference Xilinx introduced a new family of Spartan-6 FPGAs optimized for automotive applications and Spartan-6 application development kits for video processing and industrial Ethernet.
Analog IC market to grow 15% in 2010, says firm Product News 3/2/2010 Post a comment After declining along with the rest of the chip industry in 2009, the general purpose analog IC market is poised to grow 15 percent to reach more than $15 billion in 2010 as inventory levels normalize and demand increases, according to market research firm Databeans.
Freescale chip built to power sub-$99 e-readers Product News 3/2/2010 Post a comment Freescale's low-cost hardware E-Reader controller--the i.MX508--combines an advanced ARM Cortex A8 applications processor with a hardware Visplex E-Ink display controller for faster page turns, integrated touch control and extended battery life.
Xilinx, Inova team on in-car video links Product News 3/2/2010 Post a comment Xilinx Inc. and Inova Semiconductors GmbH have introduced a communications transceiver design called Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) that can be deployed on the Xilinx Automotive (XA) family of Spartan-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Actel rolls mixed-signal FPGA with hard ARM core Product News 3/2/2010 1 comment Claiming a major breakthrough that could have broad appeal for embedded designers, Actel has introduced a family of flash-based FPGAs that feature a complete microcontroller subsystem built around a hard ARM Cortex-M3 processor and programmable analog blocks.
Tabula tips time-share FPGA architecture Product News 3/1/2010 Post a comment Fabless FPGA startup Tabula Inc. has announced the architecture of its 3-D programmable logic devices (3PLD), which it is calling Spacetime, because it uses the temporal domain as third dimension to maximize the use of on-chip resources, thereby allowing denser logic.
SiLabs debuts wireless microcontrollers Product News 3/1/2010 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has combined its line of microcontrollers with its line of wireless transceivers to create a family of 12 wireless microcontrollers which can single handedly handle many battery operated applications.
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.