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Free trip to Australia
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2009   3 comments
Did you know that if you take an Altium training course in Australia the airfare is free (well, sort of...)
What a Hoot! (I mean Woot!)
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
This is an amazing site... in addition to being mega-useful it's a lot of fun (even the FAQ made me laugh).
Men versus Women : A rose by any other name...
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
In which various suggestions are proposed, but many decisions remain to be made...
Microsoft strikes again!
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
I just saw the most appalling advert for a software product (pass me a bottle of "ear bleach")
Top 8 dingbats of 2008
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I'm too young for all of this...
C Components : Snap-acting switches provide excellent tactile feedback
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches feature silver- or gold-plated dome inserts for enhanced user feel, provide excellent tactile feedback, and are housed in small, low profile packages.
PCI Express SDR boards feature direct FPGA connectivity
Product News  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
The 7700 is the latest family of Pentek software defined radio products and the first to feature the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor with advanced connectivity options.
Designing touch applications with advanced touch-library
Design How-To  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
- Atmel announced the availability of its advanced Touch-library that resides on the microcontroller instead of a separate chip resulting in a highly cost effective solution, which will be provided at no additional cost.
Altera profits up, sees sales drop
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Amid a gloomy outlook and missed forecast, Altera Corp. said that fourth-quarter sales were $314.5 million, down 3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and down 12 percent from the third quarter of 2008.
Programmable logic innovation is overdue
Design How-To  
1/27/2009   1 comment
Specialized, heterogeneous logic architectures can offer designers the cost and power efficiency they seek while managing development costs and keeping their time-to-market edge.
And then the fight started...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
Joke alert... here are some oldies but goodies
Lattice ships 15 millionth MachXO programmable logic device
News & Analysis  
1/27/2009   1 comment
Versatile LUT-based architecture from Lattice Semiconductor drives rapid adoption of MachXO PLDs in first three years of product availability.
Pluribo - a taste of things to come?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
The web is a great place for finding product reviews, but who has the time to read through them all?
It's so hard to say goodbye...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
Well, it certainly is if you're trying to say it in Bislama...
Some webinars worth watching
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2009   Post a comment
I just heard about a number of forthcoming webinars that look to be well-worth watching if you have a little free time...
Programmable oscillators extend battery life in portables
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
SiTime is getting ready to sample next month the first three devices in a new family of programmable oscillators that it says delivers the lowest power consumption and fastest start-up time in the industry.
Steampunk TARDIS Control Console
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2009   Post a comment
This is really, REALLY amazing... plus it's given me some ideas for my own on-going projects...
Consultant steers business into outer space
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Signal integrity consultant is branching way out—into outer space—with his first attempt at a science fiction novel.
Filter banks, part 2: Optimization and synthesis
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1/24/2009   Post a comment
Part 2 shows how to optimize filter banks using high-level synthesis tools, and reviews the results of each optimization.
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26%
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor saw its fourth quarter 2008 revenue decline 26 percent sequentially and 20 percent year-over-year as it experienced its lowest book-to-bill ratio since the dotcom crash.
USB Stress-Relief Ball (I could do with one of these)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2009   Post a comment
When you squeeze / squash / pull / twist the stress ball, it does nasty things to the active document on your screen...
EVE speeds up synthesis of ZeBu Emulator
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
EVE, provider of hardware/software co-verification, announced that it is offering synthesis capabilities known as zFAST (ZeBu FAst SynThesis) specifically to handle large designs that reach tens of millions of ASIC-equivalent gates with a bottom-up and top-down approach targeting its ZeBu (for Zero Bugs) emulation systems.
Men versus Women : The PICAXE Microcontroller
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/22/2009   Post a comment
In which I start to play with my PICAXE microcontroller development board / system / kit / thingy / whatever.
High-level C-to-Silicon synthesis for Altera and Xilinx FPGAs
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1/21/2009   Post a comment
Cadence expands C-to-Silicon Compiler with high-level synthesis support for Altera and Xilinx FPGAs; supports mixed control / datapath designs and incremental synthesis for FPGAs.
How to make a video 101 - Part 2 (Software)
Design How-To  
1/20/2009   3 comments
In which I reveal the various hardware and software products I've been acquiring and using to create videos (look out Ron Howard, here I come!)
New capabilities in FPGA/ASIC algorithmic synthesis tools increase performance and decrease area
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Up to 30% performance Improvement and 20% area reduction achieved in actual designs using new capabilities in Synfora's algorithmic synthesis design tools.
Flexible, programmable 40 Gbps SerDes framer interface IP core
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Lattice delivers a flexible, programmable 40 Gbps SerDes framer interface, level 5 (SFI5) IP core solution.
OneSpin brings formal assertion-based verification (ABV) to the masses
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1/19/2009   Post a comment
New OneSpin 360 MV product family provides choice of entry/exit points tailored to users' project needs and experience; new diagnosis technology slashes debug effort for complex SystemVerilog assertions.
Motor-control platform reduces costs, increases flexibility
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1/19/2009   Post a comment
Altera, National Semiconductor and Arrow Electronics have announced the North American introduction of the MotionFire motor-control development platform - an FPGA-based platform designed to enable quick and cost-effective development of motor-control solutions.
Quantum biology
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/18/2009   Post a comment
Quantum effects may explain a whole raft of things, from how our sense of smell works to consciousness itself.
All sorts of interesting *stuff*
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/16/2009   Post a comment
Hardware has feelings: Free high-precision desktop calculator: Logical conundrums: Free software: Microsoft Tag: Flying car: Life in a hologram: more...
Filter banks, part 1: Principles and design techniques
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
This two-part series introduces filter banks and shows how to implement them with high-level synthesis tools. Part 1 covers the principles of filter bank design.
Men versus Women : Looking for an algorithm
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Help: I need help choosing names for areas, switches, buttons etc. on my Display-O-Meter; also I welcome suggestions with regard to the underlying algorithm...
Tips and Tricks: Using FPGAs in reliable automotive system design
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
For FPGAs to be part of an ultra-reliable design, designers must protect the valid FPGA configuration used for initialization and prevent SRAM corruption during device operation.
The physics (and aerodynamics) of passing wind...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Here's something unexpected from the BBC television website in the United Kingdom...
Fearless IC predictions from Wall Street
News & Analysis  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
At the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here, Wall Street gave its fearless predictions for the IC and fab-tool sectors in 2009.
Xilinx posts bigger profit, anticipates sales drop
News & Analysis  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx reported a net income of $139.4 million on revenue of $458.4 million for the company's fiscal third quarter of 2009, which closed on Dec. 27, 2008.
How to transform video SerDes from a nightmare to a dream
Design How-To  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductors' video SerDes solution involves a PHY chip with an interface to low-cost FPGAs and IP to implement all of the digital functionality in programmable logic.
There's good news, and there's bad news...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
I love to be the bearer of glad tidings; I hate to be the one who relays bad news; but sometimes life offers up a mixed bag...
U.S. lead in patents narrows
News & Analysis  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
Backplane tutorial: RapidIO, PCIe and Ethernet
Design How-To  
1/14/2009   1 comment
RapidIO, PCIe, and Ethernet each offer unique benefits. We explain how each technology works, and examine its strengths and weaknesses. We also show why RapidIO is often the best choice for embedded systems.
IPextreme teams with Mentor Graphics on 8051 cores
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
The world's most popular microcontroller architecture (the 8051) continues to win the hearts of engineers; IPextreme teams with Mentor to offer four 8051-compatible cores.
Researchers achieve nanowire growth control
News & Analysis  
1/13/2009   Post a comment
In the context of the NODE (Nanowire-based one-dimensional electronics) project, funded with 9.5 million euros under the EU's Sixth Framework Program, Swedish scientists claimed they have found ways to control the growth and structure of nanowires at the single-atom level. These findings may lead to developments in light-emission and solar cell applications.
Folk Synthesizers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/13/2009   Post a comment
Are these the 21st century equivalent of early 20th century parlor instruments?
Main Profile HD H.264 Encoder IP core for surveillance market
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1/12/2009   Post a comment
EyeLytics announces immediate availability of FPGA / ASIC Main Profile HD H.264 Encoder IP core for surveillance market.
The town of Chicken, Alaska
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/9/2009   Post a comment
Its founders didn't want their town name to be the source of ridicule and laughter, so they decided on *Chicken* (Ah, the irony!)
Men vs. Women (here's an interesting little project)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/9/2009   2 comments
I don't care what you say... I think this is cool and I want to build one of my own!
It's official... Microsoft says Vista sucks!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/9/2009   Post a comment
In fact, it's not just bad, but so bad that the replacement (upgrade), Windows 7, might end up being free to consumers...
Low-power FPGA is used as hardware accelerator to track and highlight *Nemo*
News & Analysis  
1/8/2009   Post a comment
Hardware-accelerated object recognition for consumer and automotive applications showcased by Impulse Accelerated Computing and Xilinx in Las Vegas CES Show
Jack Ganssle (of Embedded.Com fame) say's I'm a SLIME!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/8/2009   Post a comment
Well, you can only imagine my surprise to receive this message from my hero in embedded space...
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