Pentagon urges 'relevant' R&D News & Analysis 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.
Xilinx ships 65-nm FPGA with hard-coded PCIe block, Ethernet MAC Product News 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.
Implementing matrix inversions in fixed-point hardware Design How-To 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.
Xilinx opens Indian development center News & Analysis 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.
Korean tech exports soar News & Analysis 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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.