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posted in January 2006
Xilinx claims fastest DDR2 SDRAM interface
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx announced the immediate availability of a Virtex-4 FPGA-based, 667 megabit-per-second DDR2 reference design.
Green Hills announces DSO solution for Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Green Hills announces immediate availability of entire device software optimization (DSO) product line for Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs.
Actel FPGAs form heart of railway communications products
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
FAR Systems selects Actel ProASIC Plus flash FPGAs for design security, reliability, and single-chip ease of design.
Read any good books recently?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2006   Post a comment
I've long been fascinated by the concept of asynchronous design, but I've only ever been exposed to it from the "50,000 foot" view, until now...
Low-power Eclipse II FPGAs available in tiny BGA package
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
Designed for battery-powered handheld systems, QuickLogic is packaging its low-power Eclipse II FPGAs in a tiny 8-mm x 8-mm BGA.
First Indian semi study out next week
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
A gap in the Indian semiconductor industry-- the lack of any official statistics on the industry here-- will be filled next week with the release of a market research study.
Lattice posts $23 million loss
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Lattice Semiconductor reported a fourth quarter 2005 net loss of $23 million on revenue of $54 million.
Optimizing DSP functions in advanced FPGA architectures
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
This "How To" paper outlines practical steps, along with common mistakes to avoid, for successfully extracting optimal results in your DSP-based FPGA designs.
Diamonds want to be an engineer's biggest buddy
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/25/2006   Post a comment
When we are able to create consistent, single-crystal diamond films, then, in addition to being "a girl's best friend," diamonds will also become "an electronic engineer's biggest buddy!"
QuickLogic offers low-power FPGAs in BGA package
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
In addition to small size and low power, the QL8150 supports a temperature range from –40C to +100C and comes in Pb-free packaging.
Stocks: Xilinx, EDA companies pummeled
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
The Big Three EDA companies and programmable logic supplier Xilinx were among many companies that took it on the chin as the Nasdaq composite index dropped 2 percent.
Memory loss: Infineon back in the red
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG reported the latest in a string of quarterly losses, with its DDR2 product line particularly hard hit.
Xilinx falls short of Wall Street earnings expectations
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1/19/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx reported a net income of $81 million on revenue of $450 million for the company's third quarter of fiscal 2006. Xilinx topped Wall Street analyst revenue expectations, but fell short on bottom line income.
Did you attend our NetSeminar?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2006   Post a comment
Even if you missed the live event, you can still see view a recording of our NetSeminar on "The Role of Programmable Logic in Embedded Systems."
Have you signed up for the NetSeminar?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2006   Post a comment
Following our initial discussions on "The Role of Programmable Logic in Embedded Systems," you can join us in a live Q&A session!
Meeting signal integrity requirements in FPGAs with high-end memory interfaces
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1/18/2006   Post a comment
As valid signal windows shrink, signal integrity (SI) becomes a dominant factor in ensuring that high-end memory interfaces perform flawlessly.
Exclusive Editorial NetSeminar
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/17/2006   Post a comment
I'm soon to host a live one-hour NetSeminar on the role of programmable logic in embedded systems (I hope the camera catches my good side).
Actel offering development ecosystem for mixed-signal FPGAs
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Actel said it has enhanced its Actel Fusion mixed-signal programmable system chip offering with an ecosystem that supports power and thermal management applications.
Actel unveils development ecosystem for mixed-signal FPGAs
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Actel's new development ecosystem for Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs includes application notes, boards, partners, software tools and IP cores.
Xilinx buys AccelChip, hints at future acquisitions
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Taking advantage of lagging sales at AccelChip, FPGA provider Xilinx has purchased the Matlab-to-RTL DSP synthesis firm for $21.5 million, according to two sources close to the deal.
Xilinx buys AccelChip, hints at future acquisitions
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Taking advantage of lagging sales at AccelChip, FPGA provider Xilinx has purchased the Matlab-to-RTL DSP synthesis firm for $21.5 million, according to two sources close to the deal.
FPGA vendor ships one-million system gate ProASIC3 with ARM7 core
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1/11/2006   Post a comment
Actel's A3P1000 one-million system gate ProASIC3 flash-based FPGA is a highly integrated device that reduces board space and supports its CoreMP7 soft ARM7-based processor cores.
A plethora of reconfigurable processing technologies
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/10/2006   Post a comment
The variety of reconfigurable processing technologies that are available are enough to make your brain ache.
Xilinx releases upgraded development suite
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx released the latest version of the company's free, downloadable development system, ISE WebPack, including all the features of the company's ISE Foundation programmable logic design solution.
Low-power FPGAs embed secure digital I/O for faster product development
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
By embedding a secure digital I/O (SDIO) host controller IP in its Eclipse II microwatt FPGAs, QuickLogic is helping designers quickly bridge the Intel PXA27x embedded microprocessor and SDIO peripherals.
FPGA-based board bridges Intel PXA27x portable devices to peripheral interfaces
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
A mobile application board (MAB) for the Intel PXA27x-based Processor Developer's Kit (Mainstone DVK) is designed to provide seamless connectivity between the Intel XScale processor and peripheral interfaces such as Mini PCI, CardBus, SDIO and IDE.
Stocks: Cadence, Synopsys slip back
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1/5/2006   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys stumbled in Nasdaq trading, as Mentor Graphics and programmable logic maker Xilinx posted double-digit increases.
Precision synthesis tool added to QuickWorks FPGA development software
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1/5/2006   Post a comment
QuickLogic signed an agreement with Mentor Graphics that will give its customers access to a precision synthesis tool that performs "what if" timing analysis with instant feedback.
Xilinx ups quarterly guidance
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1/4/2006   Post a comment
American Technology Research analyst Satya Chillara is expecting higher-than-anticipated March quarter revenue from programmable logic supplier Xilinx.
An introduction to different rounding algorithms
Design How-To  
1/4/2006   Post a comment
Round-half-up/down/odd/even, round-toward/away-from-zero, round-ceiling/floor ... the mind soon boggles at the variety and intricacies of the rounding schemes that may be used for different applications.
It's going to be GREAT year!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/3/2006   Post a comment
Happy New Year! Good grief, are the holidays over already? I was just getting into the swing of things!


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