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posted in October 2005
The great day draws nigh...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/31/2005   Post a comment
Only three days to go to the first in a series of six FPGA seminars hosted by the IEEE in Boston.
Techonline introduces two new virtual labs
Design How-To  
10/28/2005   Post a comment
Two powerful virtuaLabs demonstrate the future of online product evaluation on TechOnLine.
New CPU available with Carbon's VSPs
News & Analysis  
10/28/2005   Post a comment
Pacific Design's configurable VUPU processor is now available on Carbon's VSP validation platform.
IP core replaces up to 16 ASICs
Product News  
10/27/2005   Post a comment
RF Engines' ChannelCore64 FPGA core provides 64-channel digital down conversion functionality and wins GSPx New Product Forum Award
Are they playing our tune?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/27/2005   Post a comment
Cool website locates the number one song playing on the day you were born.
Celoxica colmpletes IPO
News & Analysis  
10/27/2005   Post a comment
First ESL company to go public begins trading on London AIM.
COTS FPGA computing platforms maximize Virtex-4 performance
Product News  
10/27/2005   Post a comment
Nallatech has announced four new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) field programmable gate array (FPGA) products that combine the processing and I/O performance of Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs with its DIME-II architecture.
Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume
Product News  
10/27/2005   Post a comment
For less than $13 in volume, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is offering a programmable PCI Express (PCIe) solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic’s PCIe IP core.
Rambus signs Taiwan's SiS for PCI Express
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. will net another licensee for its PCI Express PHY cells by signing up Taiwanese PC core logic firm Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Cool tool aids paralyzed engineers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/26/2005   Post a comment
An incredible piece of FREE software called Dasher helps people communicate and remain productive.
New high-end 8-bit PICs from Microchip
Product News  
10/26/2005   Post a comment
New high-end 8-bit PIC microcontrollers provide more features (extra serial ports, nanoWatt technology, faster ADC) and 30% cost reduction.
Secure in-system programming for FPGAs
Design How-To  
10/26/2005   Post a comment
Controlling access to – and protecting the intellectual property inside – an FPGA is a requirement known as "Secure ISP."
Lattice, partners offer programmable PCI Express solution
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor introduced a low-cost programmable PCI Express solution that incorporates the LatticeECP and LatticeEC field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCI Express PHY and Northwest Logic's PCI Express IP core.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
Soft ARM7 processor optimized for ProASIC3 FPGAs
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Actel Corp. has started to sample three devices—the M7A3P250, M7A3PE600 and M7A3P100—with CoreMP7, a soft ARM7 microprocessor optimized for use in its ProASIC3 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Altera's stock slides after analyst downgrades
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Altera dropped 7 percent to close at $16.41 after several analysts downgraded the company's stock.
Mistral Joins Xilinx Alliance Program
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Mistral Software to offer design services and total solutions on Xilinx FPGAs.
RTOS support for Stretch processors
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology's Nucleus PLUS RTOS supports Stretch's software-configurable processors for compute-intensive applications.
Altera releases enhanced Quartus II PLD design tool
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Altera introduced an enhanced version of its Quartus II design software that supports the company's new Stratix II GX field-programmable gate array family.
Cool "stuff" from Actel, Altera, and Xilinx
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2005   Post a comment
In the schematics for an old computer I found a "Banana Register" (because the data came in bunches)...
Mux-buffer extends reach of serial interconnect
Product News  
10/24/2005   Post a comment
Dual signal-conditioning multiplexer/repeater supports data transfers from 1 Gbps to 4 Gbps
New configurable processor from Stretch
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Stretch software-configurable processors' multiple GigE Ethernet ports supported by Treck TCP/IP protocol stack.
Actel ARMs the masses with the M7
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
The most popular 32-bit embedded processor, the CoreMP7, a soft ARM7 optimized for size and speed, is now available for use in Actel FPGAs.
H.264 video encoding with Stretch's S5000 software-configurable processor
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
From a technical perspective, the primary difference between H.264 and other MPEG standards is the use of multiple reference frames, wider search ranges, and smaller macro blocks for motion estimation, all of which ultimately translate to increased computational intensiveness. A Stretch engineer explains how the new S5000 software-configurable processor offers unusual scalability and flexibility.
Microchip unveils 64-pin PIC microcontroller with integrated LCD driver module
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10/21/2005   Post a comment
Microchip announces its new PIC16F946 microcontroller, which features an integrated LCD driver module that is capable of driving 168 LCD segments.
New book: "Rapid System Prototyping with FPGAs"
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10/21/2005   Post a comment
New book will take a designer with a basic knowledge of implementing FPGAs to the "next-level" of FPGA use.
Interesting snippets from TechOnLine
Design How-To  
10/20/2005   Post a comment
TechOnLine's newsletter contains items that are of interest to users of programmable logic and Structured ASICs.
ChipX save us from being frozen in silicon!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/20/2005   Post a comment
One of the big problems with creating a standard cell ASIC is that your algorithms are largely "frozen in silicon."
ChipX announces new Structured ASIC family with embedded PCI Express PHY
Product News  
10/20/2005   Post a comment
Silicon-proven PCI Express subsystem offers a high-performance, low-risk alternative to traditional implementation options such as ASICs and FPGAs.
Cypress posts another loss
News & Analysis  
10/20/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported a GAAP net loss of $5.9 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $227.1 million in the third quarter, compared to earnings of $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $219.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Xilinx offering free RPR MAC reference design for Virtex-4
News & Analysis  
10/19/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx announced the availability of a free resilient packet ring media-access controller reference design for use with its Virtex-4 family of FPGAs.
Routing density analysis of ASICs, Structured ASICs, and FPGAs
Design How-To  
10/19/2005   Post a comment
This article uses well-known routing estimation techniques to analyze the trends of routing area requirements for standard cell ASICs, coarse-grained standard metal Structured ASICs, and field programmable gate arrays FPGAs. The cell granularity and the metal interconnect structure of these diametrically different architectures is analyzed and compared.
If I had a coconut for every ...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/18/2005   Post a comment
The IEEE in Boston are hosting a series of six FPGA Seminars starting on Thursday 3rd November, 2005.
Mitrionics announces Mitrion platform for programming FPGA-based supercomputers
Product News  
10/18/2005   Post a comment
Mitrion platform allows supercomputing software to be written to run on FPGAs faster, easier, and more affordably than any other development solution.
Altera completes rollout of low-cost Cyclone II FPGAs
Product News  
10/18/2005   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. has completed the rollout of its low- cost Cyclone II field-programmable gate array family.
Structured ASICs are cool!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/17/2005   Post a comment
In addition to CPLDs, FPGAs, FPAAs, FPNAs, and programmable processors, Programmable Logic Designline is also going to cover Structured ASICs.
eASIC and INNOTECH form strategic partnership
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
eASIC and INNOTECH have formed a partnership to distribute and support eASIC's Structured ASIC devices in Japan.
Registration open for international SoC conference
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
The third international System-on-Chip (SoC) conference and exhibition will be held on the 1st and 2nd of November 2005 in Newport Beach, California.
eASIC, Japan's Innotech join forces
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
Programmable ASIC vendor eASIC Corp. said it will partner with Japanese distributor Innotech to deliver structures ASICs to the Japanese market.
Microchip’s DSP PICs: Whatever next?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2005   Post a comment
You can only imagine my surprise to hear that those clever little rapscallions at Microchip are now selling 16-bit PIC microcontrollers with DSP-centric functionality!
PicoChip's field-programmable node arrays (FPNAs)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/13/2005   Post a comment
I've been watching picoChip with interest since those days when they were running silent and deep in "secret squirrel" mode...
FPGA vendor qualifies Spartan-3E devices for automotive sector
Product News  
10/13/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx is adding its entire Spartan 3E FPGA family, as well as a Virtex-4 device to the Xilinx Automotive (XA) portfolio.
Who is that masked man?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/12/2005   Post a comment
I’m currently bouncing off the walls with excitement, because this is my first day to officially take the reins as the editor of this mega-cool site.
DARPA Challenge pushes driverless vehicles
Design How-To  
10/7/2005   Post a comment
One leading contender switches to lasers for vision. Here's the story direct from the vehicle team leader.
eASIC announces $17 million in funding
News & Analysis  
10/6/2005   Post a comment
eASIC has secured $17 Million in equity financing from Crescendo Ventures, Evergreen Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Vinod Khosla.
Tensilica offering second-generation Audio Engine
Product News  
10/6/2005   Post a comment
Tensilica announced an add-on package optimized specifically for today's consumer audio functions for the company's Xtensa LX processor.
Atmel to sell Nantes fab to French company
News & Analysis  
10/5/2005   Post a comment
Troubled semiconductor supplier Atmel Corp. has agreed to sell its Nantes, France fab to XbyBus, a France-based components supplier.


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