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Logic 101 - Part 1 - Assertion-Level Logic
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Assertion-level logic does not affect the final implementation; instead, it offers a slightly different way of looking at things that may be advantageous.
Xilinx VP to Keynote at GSPx 2006
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx announces new processing solutions, delivers conference papers and conducts booth demonstrations.
Lattice announces PCI Express solutions for LatticeECP2M AND LatticeSCM FPGAs
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Successfully tested against the PCI Express version 1.0a specifications, these solutions enable single-chip, programmable PCI Express endpoints.
Lattice expands ispClock5300S family of clock distribution devices
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
New sixteen- and twenty-output devices feature programmable skew and programmable termination.
Integrated radio card platform for W-CDMA and WiMAX standards from Xilinx and AXIS
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Platform delivers high power amplifier efficiency and reduces operating and capital costs for wireless base station OEMs.
Xilinx announces new MicroBlaze embedded kit
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Low-cost kit includes Xilinx Platform Studio Integrated Design Environment, Spartan-3E embedded board, and flexible 32-bit MicroBlaze soft processor.
Xilinx XtremeDSP development tools reduce Power for Virtex-5 DSP applications
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx, Inc. has launched version 8.2 of its XtremeDSP development tools. These tools consist of the System Generator for DSP and AccelDSP, which feature optimized DSP support for XilinxVirtex 5 LX and LXT.
eASIC adds five new channel partners in Asia
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Advinno Technologies (Singapore), Asiacom Technology (China), EE Solutions (Taiwan), Innoasic (South Korea), and Reptechnic (Australia) become eASIC channel partners.
RTOS support for LatticeMico32 processor core
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Having the uC/OS-II kernel included with Lattice's development tools will accelerate embedded system development on the LatticeMico32 processor core.
Altera Nios II embedded processor receives award
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The Nios II embedded processor from Altera receives the Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW) 2006 editors' choice award for China's best embedded system technology.
Serial RapidIO Core from Mercury available for Lattice FPGAs
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
The Serial RapidIO Core is a complete high-performance, high-function core based on an industry-standard, high-performance packet-based interconnect technology.
How to tackle serial backplane challenges with high-performance FPGA designs
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Flexible FPGA fabric, embedded multi-gigabit transceivers, and off-the-shelf IP enable robust, high performance, and high-integration serial backplane interface solutions.
FPGA, DSP co-design platform supports image processing equipment
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
A new FPGA and DSP co-design platform for developing image processing equipment has been launched by Sundance Multiprocessor Technology. At the core of the SMT339 board are Texas Instruments TMS320DM642 DSP-based digital media processor and Xilinx Virtex-4 FX-60 FPGA.
Pentagon urges 'relevant' R&D
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
U.S. military planners, faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan along with a decline in federal R&D spending, are pressing contractors to shift their focus from gee-whiz technologies to "relevant" ones that can save lives and improve capabilities today.

Synplicity, Achronix collaborating on FPGA synthesis
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
Synplicity and Achronix Semiconductor have signed a multi-year development and OEM agreement around providing EDA technology for Achronix multi-gigahertz FPGAs, the companies said.
Mentor rolls support for Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
Mentor's Precision Synthesis now supports the new Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs from Xilinx. Support within the LeonardoSpectrum tool suite is expected to follow.
How to utilize advanced FPGA features without getting locked into an architecture
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
A vendor-independent design approach that allows design development independent of the target FPGA architecture can pay big dividends.
Synplicity supports Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT devices
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Synplicity has announced synthesis tool support for the Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT, a new domain-optimized FPGA that comes with PCI Express and Ethernet media access controller blocks.
Bluewater Systems to use Altera FPGAs for customizable, ARM-based module
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Cyclone FPGAs enable Snapper 255 to be fully customizable to meet diverse design requirements for a broad range of ARM-based processor systems.
How to design FPGA-based advanced PCI Express endpoint solutions
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
An easy-to-use, highly configurable FPGA solution allows systems designers to add a PCI Express solution into today's designs.
Xilinx ships 65-nm FPGA with hard-coded PCIe block, Ethernet MAC
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Intended for high-performance logic with serial connectivity, the Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs from Xilinx are the second of four domain-optimized platforms due to be launched in 65-nm. The Virtex-5 LXT platform delivers the first FPGA with a hard-coded PCI Express (PCIe) endpoint block and tri-mode Ethernet MAC, which gives designers an off-the-shelf product that the company says saves time, reduces power consumption and frees up FPGA fabric resources.
Profits soar at Samsung, further growth expected
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. reported record quarter-on-quarter profits for its third quarter, with sales of memory chips and mobile phones leading the charge.
Royalty-free MCS8051 microcontroller for Actel FPGAs
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Synthesizable MRAM8051 microcontroller netlist library for Actel FPGAs includes royalty-free license for use in Tekmos merged ASICs.
eASIC adds new Structured ASIC channel partners in Europe
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Cryptex in Italy and ORSoC in Sweden have signed partnership agreements to provide sales and support for eASIC's Nextreme 90 nm Structured ASIC product family.
Implementing matrix inversions in fixed-point hardware
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10/12/2006   1 comment
We implement fixed-point matrix inversion on a Virtex-4 FPGA using a synthesizable QR-decomposition MATLAB model and the AccelDSP Synthesis tool. The resulting function occupies 12% of a XC4VSX55 device and has a 1.7 MSPS data rate.
Speaking of voice recognition
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/12/2006   Post a comment
Automotive speech recognition is so widespread already that Nuance currently equips one million cars per quarter with its products.
Lattice launches automotive grade, AEC-Q100-certified CPLD family
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
Automotive versions of Lattice Semiconductor's ispMACH 4000Z CPLDs have been characterized and qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC).
QuickLogic expands PolarPro family with 300,000-gate FPGA
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
QuickLogic Europe is supplying in full production 300,000 and 200,000-gate versions of its PolarPro FPGAs that draw less than 5-µA of power during standby mode.
Ambric announces world's first TeraOPS-class programmable chip
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
The new Ambric Am2000 chip is based on GALS architecture that enables massively-parallel programming for complex embedded applications.
Lattice to demonstrate new automotive-grade programmable logic devices
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
Lattice will be demonstrating multiple automotive design solutions at Convergence 2006, October 16-18, in Booth 1034 at Detroit's Cobo Hall.
Toshiba chooses Altera's MAX II CPLDs for V30T gigabeat digital audio player
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
MAX II CPLDs perform critical broadcast receiver processing, including filtering the one-segment broadcast tuner output.
Xilinx FPGAs bring automotive infotainment to the masses
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
Programmable FPGA-based solution from Xilinx brings architectural flexibility to MOST (Media-Oriented System Transport)-based multimedia systems in automobiles.
New MicroBlaze 5.00 soft microprocessor core boosts embedded processing performance
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx extends the performance of its 65nm Virtex-5 family of platform FPGAs with a new version of its MicroBlaze soft microprocessor core.
How to use FPGAs to implement MOST in automobiles
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
Programmable FPGA-based solution from Xilinx and Mocean brings architectural flexibility to MOST (Media-Oriented System Transport)-based multimedia systems in automobiles.
MicroBlaze gives sharp boost to 65-nm Virtex-5 FPGAs
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. has released version 5.00 of the MicroBlaze soft processor that is says boosts floating point performance in its 65-nm Virtex-5 FPGAs by 50% over previous versions.
Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe Bridge IP core cuts system development time
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10/8/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems has developed what it claims is the industry's first Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe bridge IP core, which is designed to reduce development time for embedded, wireless and storage systems.
Actel licenses ARM Cortex-M3 processor
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10/6/2006   Post a comment
Actel's latest agreement with ARM Ltd. has given the FPGA maker a license to use the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Xilinx opens Indian development center
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
Market leading programmable logic supplier Xilinx has opened a development center at Hyderabad, in southern India. The center has an initial staff of 75 engineers, with plans to raise this number to 300 in the next few years.
Xilinx opens development center in Hyderabad, India
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10/4/2006   1 comment
New Xilinx center will develop intellectual property (IP) cores for automotive electronics, embedded processing and high-speed serial I/O connectivity.
QuickLogic is shipping two additional low-power PolarPro FPGAs
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
Ultra-low power FPGAs with 300,000 logic gates and Embedded SRAM that extend battery life by as much as 4X are available in production quantities today.
MathStar's second-generation field-programmable object arrays challenge FPGAs
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
MathStar recently launched its second-generation field-programmable object array family called Arrix that is capable of delivering operational speeds of up to 1-gigahertz, which is nearly four times faster than the most advanced FPGA architectures available today.
Agere to use Intrinsity's Fast14 technology
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Intrinsity Inc. will work with Agere Systems to incorporate Intrinsity's form of mixed dynamic and static logic in macrocells used in Agere's semiconductor products.
Korean tech exports soar
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Korean IT exports exceeded $10 billion for the first time in September as a result of brisk sales of semiconductors, mobile phones and display panels, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.


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