Altera profits up, sees sales drop News & Analysis 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.
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...
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26% News & Analysis 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.
EVE speeds up synthesis of ZeBu Emulator Product News 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.
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...
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.
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?
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!)
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...