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.
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.