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Awesomely funny...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2008   Post a comment
It's the entire mix (video clips, background music, and sound effects) that makes this video such a "must see" experience...
New DSP-FPGA development platform
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Avnet, Xilinx, and Texas Instruments release the Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform.
It's not the size of your...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover some amazing images that will boggle our minds...
All-in-One Baseboard B-11 accelerates high-performance ASIC prototypes
Product News  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
Featuring Altera's Stratix III FPGAs, the Baseboard B-11 (Stratix III Edition) from Accverinos targets the custom logic used in video and imaging, communications, and industrial applications.
Great minds... and a cool 3D Web Cam
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
I'm racing around doing "stuff" at the moment, so here are two quick blogs for the price of one...
Amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/28/2008   Post a comment
I was just watching two of the most amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs I've ever seen ... and the best thing is that I have a spare pair for one lucky winner...
Competition: Win 1 of 10 Actel IGLOO Icicle FPGA development kits
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/27/2008   18 comments
We're just giving all sorts of mega-cool stuff away at Programmable Logic DesignLine these days; will you be one of our ten lucky winners?
New decimal arithmetic IP library
Product News  
10/27/2008   1 comment
SilMinds has developed a complete library of IP Cores implementing decimal floating-point algebraic operations.
Actel introduces nanoPower and nanoSize FPGAs
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Actel's new IGLOO nano and ProASIC3 nano FPGAs target global portable and consumer customers.
Last chance to register for "Building Robust 6.5 Gbps Serial Links" webinar
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Free webinar on Tuesday 28 October on building 6.5 Gbps serial links with Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGAs
Actel releases nano FPGAs to target high-volume, portable consumer markets
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Actel Corp has introduced nano versions of its IGLOO and ProASIC3 FPGAs, targeted at high-volume, portable consumer markets.
Actel claims price record in PLD Olympics
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
The programmable logic device (PLD) market is turning into a hi-tech version of the Olympic Games.
5 x 14 = 25
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2008   Post a comment
Maybe this explains the current financial crisis and the way the government's bailout plans are supposed to work...
Going beyond 3G with "Radio Giga"
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
1U ready Sundance reference platform features Virtex 5 Xilinx FPGAs, C Series TI DSP and 6 Channels of GHz ADC from e2v.
Is the universe really expanding or is it actually contracting?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2008   3 comments
A friend just posed two questions that I'm finding difficult to answer... perhaps you could help...
Halloween Project
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
For your edification and delight, I thought I'd share something I just made with my son...
Seeing Red
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
New research shows that synaesthetic experiences (where one sense triggers the involuntary use of another) can be induced by hypnosis.
Raytheon's MathMovesU scholarship program fund exceeds $1 million
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Raytheon revamps MathMovesU scholarship program to reward students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).
Dreadful Puns
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Don't blame me... it's not my fault.. the person responsible for all of this is...
FPGA startup SiliconBlue gains funding
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has secured Series-B equity funding in the amount of $24 million.
USB 2.0 FPGA module speeds product development and accelerates time to market
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
The new XEM3050 USB 2.0 FPGA module from Opal Kelly includes free FrontPanel software and API; customers report 3-to-6 months reduction in design development time.
Coming up on ESC Boston
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
ESC features BYOES program, live Tear Downs
IDT's Silicon Optix and Zoran's Let It Wave: "orphaned" video processors find homes
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
The rush to be the lowest cost supplier combined with the pace of video technology itself can leave makers of really good video processing products in the dust.
Video: Cypress Semi's T.J. Rodgers on economy, downturn
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
EE Times recently sat down with T.J. Rodgers, founder, president and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, who offered his take on how the current financial crisis will impact the semiconductor industry and how the industry downturn appears different than those of the recent past.
Programmable Logic DesignLine and Altium are holding a Design Competition
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/21/2008   Post a comment
Do you want a free super-cool Innovation Station (a US$9000+ value including a perpetual software license)? If so, I'm the man you need to be talking to...
Mercury enhances Ensemble MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA platforms
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
The MXI-205 AMC supports Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGAs and the VITA-57 FMC-based I/O standard, enabling versatile, cutting-edge processing for commercial and defense applications.
EMA TimingDesigner and Altera's Quartus II Software
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
EMA TimingDesigner 9.1 adds SDC support and integration with Altera's Quartus II software.
Free ColdFire processor for Altera Cyclone III FPGAs
Product News  
10/21/2008   1 comment
The V1 ColdFire processor FPGA CIII is available now from the folks at IPextreme.
Pigeon Point Systems to present at the AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Pigeon Point Systems is going to discuss hardware platform management at the AdvancedTCA / MicroTCA Summit.
MatLab enhances parallel programming tools
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
The MathWorks is rolling out a new release of its MatLab environment that includes new parallel programming capabilities that lets users distribute parallel MatLab applications as standalone executables or software components that can more easily take advantage of computing clusters and multicore processors.
World's first 16-Channel, 12-bit, 65 Msps A/D converter with integrated real-time data compression
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
World's lowest-power, highest channel count 12-bit ADC, with Samplify's Prism data compression, reduces I/O pin count and power consumption in ultrasound equipment and WiMax wireless base stations.
Software-to-FPGA workstation accelerates applications by 80X over Core 2 Duo with under 100 Watts of power.
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
New development system from Pico Computing and Impulse Accelerated Technologies includes hardware platform, C-to-FPGA compiler, and reference applications.
Samplify evolves business model from IP developer to semiconductor supplier
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
With a new class of silicon that merges high-performance data conversion with real-time signal compression, Samplify is targeting a multi-billion dollar market.
Using signal compression to ease migration to a 4G wireless infrastructure
Design How-To  
10/20/2008   Post a comment
By employing signal compression, fiber optic bit rates can be reduced to enable the continued use of low cost fiber optic transceivers.
A message from the Queen
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/20/2008   Post a comment
Here's an "oldie but goodie" that made me chuckle...
John Cooley to take over Cadence?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2008   Post a comment
You never know what's going to happen in EDA Space ("where no one can hear you scream").
Real-time driver drowsiness tracking system
Design How-To  
10/15/2008   2 comments
In which the author describes how an FPGA with a flexible, soft-core embedded processor fuels a real-time driver drowsiness tracking system.
Amazing invention
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2008   1 comment
This really gets the creative juices flowing and makes you want to build one of your own.
Achronix gets $43M equity funding in tight credit market
News & Analysis  
10/15/2008   Post a comment
FPGA start up Achronix Semiconductor Corp. has bagged an additional $43 million from private equity investors, defying a difficult credit market to raise funds for new product development and sales and marketing expansion.
Banjo used in brain surgery
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2008   1 comment
Now, here's something you don't get to see every day...
A video, a book, and a whachamacallit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2008   Post a comment
In which we find a couple of things to amuse ourselves for a few minutes.
Multi-Core -- A New Challenge for Debugging
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Development of complex systems with powerful hardware on one side and ambitious applications on the other side, benefits from on system-spanning on-chip support for debugging.
FPGA survey sees sunset for gate arrays, continued dominance by Xilinx, Altera
News & Analysis  
10/13/2008   2 comments
FPGA Survey finds transition out of ASICs, continued dominance by Xilinx, Altera.
Actel addresses miniaturization and portability trends in medical equipment
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Highly-reliable, mixed-signal Fusion and Low-Power IGLOO FPGAs advance medical applications.
A tower of light
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/13/2008   1 comment
The strength, intensity and brilliance of this light sculpture continually change with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland.
Mixed-signal FPGAs advance clinical medical apps
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Increasing healthcare costs, the prevalence of chronic diseases, aging populations and large emerging markets--such as China, India and Brazil--are creating tremendous demand for affordable, robust and reliable medical devices to improve the treatment and care of millions of patients worldwide, and cure an increasing range of diseases. In turn, medical device designers are exploring new technologies from various industries to improve the diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic capabilities of nex
When perfect hindsight meets imperfect foresight
News & Analysis  
10/13/2008   1 comment
We all know it's easy to criticize than create; unfortunately, full-time critics have become a major part of the landscape while contributing very little to progress.
iSuppli trims IC outlook, warns conditions may worsen
News & Analysis  
10/9/2008   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli trimmed its 2008 semiconductor industry revenue growth forecast amid signals that the chip market may be feeling the impact of the credit crisis and economic downturn.
Simple embedded wireless resolves rural public transport scheduling
Design How-To  
10/9/2008   Post a comment
Wireless protocol's frequency agility, data rate, and range offer a low-cost, robust system feeding a simple visual interface.
Gartner may cut IC outlook, urges calm
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Market researcher Gartner dropped its IC forecast for 2008 and 2009, projecting that the IC market will grow 4.2 percent in 2008 and 7.8 percent in 2009.
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