Actel expands channel in China News & Analysis 1/30/2007 Post a comment To promote wider use of its field-programmable gate array devices by Chinese designers, Actel Corp. announced a significant expansion of its sales channel in Greater China.
Enhanced Xilinx FPGA tool extends serial I/O debug capabilities Product News 1/30/2007 Post a comment Check out Xilinx's latest version of its ChipScope Pro software and Serial I/O toolkit. Version 9.1i extends serial I/O debug capabilities to support 65-nm Virtex-5LXT FPGAs. This release also delivers 60% faster clock speeds and comprehensive low-cost BERT capabilities for RocketIO multi-gigabit transceivers.
How to Choose the Right FPGA Design How-To 1/18/2007 Post a comment This article analyzes the features and tradeoffs of the latest Xilinx FPGAs with regards to performance, power consumption, signal integrity, serial fabrics, memory, and speed.
HP claims FPGA breakthrough News & Analysis 1/16/2007 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard Co. claimed a breakthrough that could lead to the creation of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) up to eight times denser — while using less energy for a given computation — than those currently being produced today.
One-button MATLAB-to-C conversion Design How-To 1/16/2007 10 comments In the past, converting MATLAB algorithms into C code required manual translation--a slow, error-prone process. Now, you can generate C automatically using Catalytic MCS. Here's how it works.
Video and image processing design using FPGAs Design How-To 1/12/2007 Post a comment FPGAs eliminate the up-front non-recurring engineering costs and minimum order quantities associated with ASICs, and the costly risks of multiple silicon iterations through the capability to be reprogrammed as needed during the design process.
Chip surplus swells in 4Q as market cools News & Analysis 1/10/2007 Post a comment Amid signs of a seasonal slowdown in the semiconductor market, excess chip inventories continued to swell in the fourth quarter of 2006, leaving the industry with a surplus of parts worth $4.3 billion, according to iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.)
Why Multiprocessor DSP Systems Need CORBA Design How-To 1/9/2007 Post a comment CORBA enables software components in a multiprocessor system to easily communicate--regardless of what language they are written in, what OS they run on, or where they are located. Even better, CORBA makes it easy to move functionality between DSPs, GPPs, and FPGAs.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments