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Fixing your mom's computer "Part Deux"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2008   1 comment
Several folks have responded to my recent blog titled "How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world"
OneSpin bites back
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
An email from Aaik van der Poe at Mentor sparks a feisty response from Michael Siegel at OneSpin.
Speaking of cool games...
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
A physics-accurate spacecraft simulator that allows you to fly real craft (like the shuttle and ISS) as well as imaginary ones.
What do you call a man who...?
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
I was just reminded of a series of one-line jokes we used to tell when I was young, but I've forgotten most of them; maybe you can help?
LIN simplifies complex movable-headlamp motor control
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Safety enhancements of adaptive headlamps needn't tax reliability or cost.
Programmable LED driver targets automotive, general lighting applications
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest chip provides many user-programmable features through on-chip nonvolatile EEPROM registers and integrates all the building blocks necessary to implement fixed-frequency high-brightness LED drivers with wide-range dimming control.
VME DSP board features 2 GHz Power Architecture
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
The Curtiss-Wright CHAMP-AV5 is the first DSP VME board based on the 2 GHz 1682 Power Architecture from P.A. Semi.
AdvancedMCT module features 1.2 GHz TMS320C6455 DSPs
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-D4F1-1200 AdvancedMCT module features four TMS320C6455 DSPs running at 1.2 GHz and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX100 FPGA.
FPGA-Based Prototyping - "Productivity to Burn"
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
This article highlights recent tool advances that can help you setup, implement, and verify your FPGA-based ASIC prototype faster than ever before.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
Could this be the next "Dilbert"?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2008   1 comment
I just heard about a new online comic called "Heroes Happen Here" whose IT-based story lines are inspired by readers' real-world experiences.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Cypress' Universal PSoC CapSense Controller Development Kit
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Development kit delivers easy prototyping and debugging for designers.
Lattice and Praesum Communications deliver low-cost Serial RapidIO solutions
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Serial RapidIO endpoint solution for LatticeECP2M FPGAs enables low-cost RapidIO connectivity for wireless infrastructure and other markets.
Altera's Arria GX FPGAs receive EN-Genius award
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost, Arria GX transceiver-based FPGA family from Altera receives "Product of the Year" award for "Best Value High-Performance FPGA".
Researchers harvest algae for chip nanofabrication
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
By identifying the 75 genes, out of 13,000, that control silicon dioxide pattern formation in diatoms, researchers hope to precisely control diatoms to pattern chips.
Munging Windows Vista to make it work
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
This cunning tool can cut the size of Windows Vista in half and speed it up at the same time - and it's FREE!
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Lattice announces Service Pack 2 for its ispLEVER 7.0 FPGA design tool suite
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
ispLEVER 7.0 tool suite from Lattice includes new third-party synthesis versions, power calculator tool enhancements, and more...
Actel announces 4-Mgate rad-hard FPGA
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
High-density radiation-tolerant FPGAs -- such as Actel's MIL-STD 883 Class B qualified 4-million-gate RTAX4000S -- offer reliable solution for mission-critical space designs.
How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2008   3 comments
Here's a simple and secure way for you to remotely take control of your mother's desktop and fix her computer without driving yourself insane in the process.
World's darkest material comes to light
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1/28/2008   1 comment
What's claimed to be the world's darkest material is composed of vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes, aiming to boost the sensitivity/efficiency of solar panels, infrared sensors and astronomical observatories.
Xilinx launches new XtremeDSP development kit and tools package
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
AccelDSP synthesis tool now offered with System Generator for DSP to include floating- to fixed-point conversion and architectural exploration of MATLAB algorithms.
NetLogic delivers "hybrid" knowledge-based processor
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems' NL9000 is said to be industry's first fully-programmable "hybrid" knowledge-based processor that combines high-performance knowledge-based processing with the low-power efficiency of algorithmic Sahasra technology for next-generation IPTV and advanced mobile wireless networks
A platform to stand on
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
We humbly submit this template for building a comprehensive U.S. technology policy platform, if and when the presidential candidates decide they need one: • Create a national energy research center that is positioned, funded and staffed to be a state-of-the-art organization for defining, driving and conducting basic research into alternative and renewable energy technology.
Must-have, mega-cool video game
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
This is great, a video camera that clips to the top of your monitor and inserts you in the middle of games on your PC.
Graph-Based Physical Synthesis supports high-end Altera and Xilinx FPGAs
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Synplicity's Synplify Premier Graph-Based Physical Synthesis technology enhanced to support Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, with Beta support for Altera Stratix-II, IIGX, and III devices.
50-Gbps SFI-5 interface on Stratix II GX FPGAs
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
By providing a 50-Gbps SFI-5 interface on Stratix II GX FPGAs, Altera offers a high-speed interface to physical layer devices.
The Bug Labs Store is OPEN!
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
This is very cool technology -- a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build almost any gadget you can imagine!
Catalytic changes name to Agility
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Catalytic's merger with Celoxica ESL Business creates algorithm-to-implementation powerhouse!
How to achieve timing-closure in high-end FPGAs
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Using graph-based physical synthesis to achieve timing closure in high-capacity, high-performance FPGAs.
Audio homing robot
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
An autonomous sound-sensing robot developed by programmers at Cornell uses three microphones to first detect and then follow an audio source.
FPGAs tackle microcontroller tasks: Part 2 - 'Flexible' CPUs
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
FPGAs offer flexibility to handle the explosion in electronic content in today's automotive systems.
Mentor unveils next generation of TestBench Xpress
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Hardware-software co-verification platform speeds embedded software verification and accelerates simulation up to 10,000 times.
Tensilica adds support for Avnet's FPGA-based development kits
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Avnet's Xilinx Virtex-4 LX200 development kit provides high-speed, hardware-based processor simulations of Tensilica-based designs.
Industry's highest density FPGA features 340K logic elements
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Altera's Stratix III FPGAs (combined with Quartus II software) are claimed to enable the industry's fastest compile times per LE for faster overall timing closure.
Catapult C synthesis accelerated libraries for Virtex-5 FPGAs
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announces Catapult C synthesis accelerated libraries for Xilinx high-performance Virtex-5 FPGAs
SystemVerilog assertions open additional gateway to OneSpin's 360 MV
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
OneSpin's 360 MV formal verification solution has been augmented with support for SystemVerilog Assertions.
Where have all the mentors gone (all sing together: "far, far away")?
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Young hires are left to flounder on their own while still being expected to be highly productive a day after graduation.
IPextreme launches new online IP store
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Online "Core Store" streamlines licensing of valuable semiconductor IP.
LatticeECP2/M FPGAs selected for next-gen camera system
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Quest Innovations selects the LatticeECP2/M FPGA family for its next-generation "Raptor" camera system.
Eve and CoWare link ESL to HW/SW co-verification
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
EVE-CoWare partnership ties emulation to virtual platform, thereby linking hardware/software co-verification to ESL for reduced development time.
Xilinx announce three new Virtex-5 FPGAs
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Three new devices have been added to Xilinx's 65 nm Virtex-5 FPGA family to provide customers with more cost and density options.
Nios II C2H Compiler wins prestigious award
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Altera's Nios II C2H Compiler awarded Elektra '07 Embedded System Product of the Year.
Suppose everybody on earth suddenly disappeared
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
There's a show on television this evening that I'm really looking forward to seeing; it's called "Life After People".
WiFi Priates - Embedded Systems Virgins - Cool Videos - More "Stuff"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/18/2008   Post a comment
Things are happening so quickly here in the "Pleasure Dome" (my office) that I can barely keep up...
Dog versus Cat diaries
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
This is an "oldie but goodie". As my wife and I have two dogs and a cat, I can attest for the underlying truth in these "journals".
FPGAs tackle microcontroller tasks: Part 1 - Application growth strains architecture and ASICs
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
FPGAs offer flexibility to handle the explosion in electronic content in today's automotive systems.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Actel IGLOO starter kits
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Kits provide complete evaluation solutions for Actel's low-power IGLOO FPGAs.
Kazuhiro Ogawa appointed President of IPextreme Japan
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
This "hot-off-the-press" news item is rather interesting to me personally as you will see...
New physical synthesis solution for Altera Stratix III FPGAs
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Mentor announces what it claims to be the industry's first physical synthesis solution for Altera Stratix III FPGAs.
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