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Embedded design without hard barriers
Design How-To  
10/31/2007   Post a comment
When coupled with the right tools, an FPGA-based platform allows embedded designers to go from development to production without the need for custom hardware design.
Which FPGA development board are you using?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/31/2007   Post a comment
I've been hearing some horror stories recently ... would you care to share yours?
The World's Shortest Stories
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2007   Post a comment
Described as: "The perfect gift for those who claim to be too busy to read, and literary canapés for the rest of us."
Altera FPGAs featured in PROC algorithm acceleration boards
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
GiDEL utilizes Altera's Stratix FPGA families in latest PROC algorithm acceleration development systems.
Lattice and Dune to develop SPAUI-based network solutions
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
LatticeSC FPGAs to provide low-cost, low-power SPAUI to SPI4.2 bridging solutions for Dune Networks' FAPs and traffic managers.
OIS announces complete robotics middleware solutions
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Objective Interface Systems (OIS) Robotics Platform provides high-performance, highly reliable communications infrastructure in tiny footprint.
Altera ships first Arria GX development kit
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
New Arria GX development kit from Altera is targeted toward low-cost FPGA transceiver-based designs.
Are "horizontal emotes" taking over the world?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2007   Post a comment
I've recently been bouncing around a variety of websites featuring what I now think of as "horizontal smileys".
FPGA-based XMC card for high-performance signal and image processing applications
Product News  
10/26/2007   Post a comment
The XMC-442 provides systems integrators with a powerful FPGA-based computing engine for I/O or sensor processing or algorithm acceleration.
The gas man cometh!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/26/2007   Post a comment
In which a reader takes me back to my youth by reminding me of an old song by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
ESC India seen as watershed for its embedded industry
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
India's embedded design industry emerged earlier this month during the first Embedded Systems Conference.
Researchers advance into attosecond dimensions
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have succeeded to measure the time electrons need to jump from one atomic layer to the next one. The experiment could give valuable insights for the development of future petahertz electronics.
Xilinx at MILCOM 2007
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx to demonstrate low-power solutions for radio modem and cryptography at MILCOM 2007.
TrellisWare fields new RapidFire development platform
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Stratix II FPGA-based development platform provides a seamless migration path to HardCopy II Structured ASICs
Altera and BittWare develop software programmable reconfiguration platform
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
New platform from Altera and BittWare provides the military SDR market with a portable, MicroTCA-like environment for rapid waveform development.
Audio Coding: An Introduction to Data Compression - Part 1
Design How-To  
10/24/2007   1 comment
Improve your understanding of audio compression standards with this introduction to data compression. This first in a three-part series discusses the psychoacoustic model of human perception, spectral and temporal masking, and MPEG Layer I coding.
FPGA-based hardware acceleration of C/C++ based applications - Part 4
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
This article spans a variety of topics, including the process of developing an algorithm using a high-level language compiler.
FPGA debugger works at full speed
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
EDA startup EDAptability has announced the availability of its FPGA and ASIC debugging tool TotalScope. With a combination of RTL level elaboration, model extraction and modification techniques with simulation, the tool offers unrivaled signal visibility, the company claims.
Here's my entry for the 2008 BLFC
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2007   Post a comment
I've been so enthused by the idea of the "It was a dark and stormy night..." contest that I've decided to submit my own entry.
Xilinx is expanding its Titanium Dedicated Engineering service
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
The Titanium Dedicated Engineering service provides Xilinx customers with full time access to a dedicated engineer.
Shakespearean insult kit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/23/2007   Post a comment
Have you ever wished for the ability to quickly and easily come up with insults like "Thou craven motley-minded foot-licker"? Well, here's how!
New senior vice president of worldwide sales at Actel
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Former Cypress executive will lead Actel's low-power sales initiatives worldwide.
MSAN Partner Ecosystem for broadband access applications
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Altera's MSAN Partner Ecosystem includes Ethernity Networks, AimValley, MorethanIP and Sarance Technologies.
Altium adds LatticeSC/M FPGA support to Altium Designer
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Developers using the Altium Designer environment can now target designs for LatticeSC/M FPGAs with full synthesis support.
It was a dark and stormy night...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2007   Post a comment
Penned by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1830, this phrase is now understood to represent an extravagantly florid style with redundancies and run-on sentences.
City commute for Darpa driverless cars
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
The large red SUV turns around a corner and approaches an intersection. It stops, waits until another car has passed and then accelerates to cross the intersection.
Metamaterials to enable 3-D displays
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Researchers offer a blueprint for creating 3-D displays using metamaterials to cloak hollow fibers through which a pixel's light travels.
Suggestions for improving English spelling
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
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Startup offers free parameterized cores over the web
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Think Silicon Ltd. (Patras, Greece), a design services and IP core licensor, has developed an online IP configuration tool it calls IPGenius.
Multi-chip architectures partition H.264 tasks to achieve high-quality video
Design How-To  
10/19/2007   Post a comment
For high-quality video encoding, transcoding, transrating and decoding, multiple processing devices are necessary. Here are some tips on distributing the tasks among multiple DSPs and complementary FPGAs that offer the necessary computational power at the best price.
The real story behind Triumph Motorcycles
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/18/2007   Post a comment
In which - amongst other things - we discover how to perform an emergency stop to aid someone who has dropped their pet badger!
Atmel CryptoMemory prevents cloning and counterfeiting
Product News  
10/18/2007   Post a comment
Atmel has announced a family of secure products called CryptoMemory. These devices provide a low-cost, truly secure means of preventing product counterfeiting and/or piracy of Intellectual Property (IP) and OEM parts.
Big EDA firms not prepared to drive 3D integration, says panel
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
European research organization IMEC is putting a renewed emphasis on chip packaging, and on 3D-integration in particular, according to plans emerging at a press briefing ahead of its Annual Research Review Meeting. However, IMEC and European chip company experts are not expecting much help to come from the "big three" EDA companies.
DSP course set for Munich
News & Analysis  
10/18/2007   1 comment
Four-day set of hands-on sessions and workshops teach theory, algorithms and architectures.
OIS announces multiprocessor telco middleware
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
The OIS Telecommunications Platform is a standards-based communications platform for wireless base stations, routers, switches and network hardware.
FPGA-based access flow processors (AFPs) for DSLAM line cards
Design How-To  
10/17/2007   Post a comment
If it's October, it's The Fall Classic, and it's time for Grand Slams, DSLAMs, Triple Play, and Competition!
This is just so darn cute
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2007   Post a comment
Since I don't actually buy any dog medications, you may wonder why I'm looking at this advert.
Customer-specific product platforms speed mobile device designs, reduce BOM
Design How-To  
10/16/2007   Post a comment
Like the ASSP, a customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform provides many pre-designed functions. Unlike the ASSP, however, the CSSP does not restrict the developer to only pre-designed functions.
IMEC, Target team on ultra-low power DSP
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Belgian research center IMEC and EDA tool provider Target Compiler Technologies NV (Leuven, Belgium) have concluded a collaboration agreement centered on ultra-low power system-on-chip design.
Interesting online letter service
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2007   Post a comment
This is a simple concept; it provides a useful service; it requires almost nothing to set up; and it has the potential to grow. Hmmm, I wish I'd thought of that!
QuickLogic expands into mobile accessory market with SDIO client system block
Product News  
10/15/2007   Post a comment
New SDIO client system block allows QuickLogic's users to expand their scope from host-side applications to the accessory market on the client side.
Modular bots learn art of self-reinvention
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
The board meeting is over. In the next 10 minutes, people will be arriving to hear a lecture, so the chairs walk across the room and stand in neat rows, starting at the back.
Another advance in high-level synthesis
Product News  
10/12/2007   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics and Altera announce Catapult C Synthesis accelerated libraries for high-performance DSP hardware in FPGAs.
The future of the past tense
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/12/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have discovered how verbs evolve and homogenize at a rate inversely proportional to their prevalence in the English language.
Carbon-impregnated plastic: Strong as steel! Thin as cellophane!
Product News  
10/12/2007   Post a comment
Nanomaterials are often cited as being stronger than steel, but researchers have had a difficult time transferring that strength to bulk materials. Now, an engineering professor claims to have invented a technique that achieves that goal by mimicking the way oysters embed calcium carbonate into an organic matrix to create sea-shells.
Is it really this difficult?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/11/2007   Post a comment
I'm in the process of moving house, and I'm running into a host of niggling problems that are making me gnash my teeth and rend my garb!
Does this power supply make me look fat?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/10/2007   Post a comment
I just saw a rather funny article on Embedded.com talking about what is (and is not) an embedded system.
Low-power portable product design with FPGAs
Design How-To  
10/10/2007   Post a comment
Flash-based FPGAs featuring sophisticated low-power operating modes allow designers to quickly develop products that maximize battery life.
Altium opens up unified design to DxDesigner users
Product News  
10/9/2007   Post a comment
New migration tool lets more engineers use Altium Designer's unified design environment.
Remember you saw it here first!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/9/2007   Post a comment
Samsung has just announced the industry's first wVGA OLED display using PenTile subpixel rendering technology from Clairvoyante!
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