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posted in October 2012
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs for trusted systems
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx demonstrates foundation technologies that help developers to overcome the challenges of building safe and secure systems.
"Arrgghh," said I…
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/31/2012   18 comments
In which we discover yet another way in which Hurricane Sandy can mess up your day…
Samplify’s APAX IP Core speeds CPUs, GPUs, app processors, and ASIC/FPGA-based SoCs
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
APAX hard/soft intellectual property (IP) core accelerates memory, I/O, and storage throughput up to 8X.
$100 Supercomputer – YES! We made it!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2012   5 comments
Well, what an exciting time. I'm happy to inform you that we succeeded in pushing the guys at Adapteva over their Kickstarter goal.
Xilinx announces defense-grade All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs
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10/29/2012   Post a comment
Fail safe capabilities extend Xilinx secure leadership with the industry’s only defense-grade All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs for demanding applications.
RTL analysis for complex FPGA designs using a Grey Cell methodology
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10/26/2012   Post a comment
This paper demonstrates how to solve the pressing issue of inter-block RTL analysis for complex FPGA designs using Blue Pearl’s Grey Cell methodology.
$100 Supercomputer – so close I can taste it!
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10/26/2012   7 comments
The Parallella Supercomputer project on Kickstarter is almost funded, but we need one more "big push"!
Boost productivity with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2012.3
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
New multithreaded place-and-route, plus reference designs, accelerate time to implementation of All Programmable 7 series FPGAs.
New Lattice MachXO2 control systems dev kit
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
The MachXO2-4000HC FPGA-based kit combines programmability with ease of use to simplify electronic systems designs.
Personal supercomputer for only $100!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2012   20 comments
For only $100, the Parallella is a personal supercomputer based on a Zynq All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and an Epiphany multi-core processor from Adapteva.
Small Cells – How fast and how many?
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
There is no doubt that both distributed base station architectures and small cells will be deployed and coexist in increasing network capacity, be they based on FPGAs, ASSPs, or ASICs.
Intrinsic-ID launches cloud security app using "Electronic Fingerprint"
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
The Saturnus application enables secure data access anytime, anywhere.
A finer body of men…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/19/2012   8 comments
Well, things are certainly bouncing along merrily here in the pleasure dome (my office). In fact, I just took place in a jolly interesting email exchange…
RADX, Xilinx and ADI demo advanced, programmable EdgeQAM solutions
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10/17/2012   1 comment
Collaborative technology solution is a game changer for cable TV equipment OEMs, enabling faster time-to-market for future proof EdgeQAM products.
Aldec releases Xilinx-FPGA-based HES-7 ASIC prototyping board
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
Aldec has released the HES-7 -- its latest FPGA-based prototyping board leveraging the Xilinx Virtex-7.
Pico Computing's new Altera Stratix V PCIe FPGA module
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
New M-506 Module allows for flexible hardware-accelerated computing from HPC leader.
Altium, what have you done?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/17/2012   46 comments
I was completely blown away when I heard the news that CEO and founder Nick Martin has been squeezed out.
OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/17/2012   23 comments
You simply MUST look at these pictures – trust me, you won’t regret it (have I ever lied to you before?)
Mega-cool audio reality costume
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/16/2012   2 comments
The people at Think Geek keep on coming up with things I never knew I wanted (until I see them) and that I cannot afford, like...
Monk fish croon their soothing songs of snooze...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2012   25 comments
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... I think I can feel a challenge coming on…
Xilinx is accelerating automotive driver assistance deployment at SAE Convergence 2012
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10/16/2012   Post a comment
The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC-based platform enables automakers to address both technical challenges and business goals in designs to increase driver awareness.
Yet still the dog doth grunt and snore…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/15/2012   12 comments
The shop assistants (who are growing younger by the day), looked at us like we were from another planet…
A pig, a mouse, and two asses walk into a bar...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/12/2012   2 comments
This all started with an email whose subject line was "Allergic to cats?" Inside this email was an image that certainly made my eyes water…
FPGA-based video surveillance comes of age
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10/10/2012   Post a comment
Programmable FPGA devices are the perfect choice for interfacing with multiple high-resolution image sensors simultaneously...
Well, Swoosh Me!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/10/2012   19 comments
I am somewhat flabbergasted, because a "swoosh" just took me completely by surprise.
Wherefore art thou Tensilica?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/10/2012   3 comments
A little bird tells me that things are going so swimmingly well at Tensilica that…
What's the most amazing book no one (you know) ever read?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/9/2012   26 comments
This book, which has to be one of my "all-time favorite reads," is sitting on the shelf in my office as we speak...
Opal Kelly's XEM6310 FPGA module boasts USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection
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10/9/2012   Post a comment
Customer speeds exceeding 300 MB/s deliver 8X improvement versus USB 2.0
Wow – Forbes says Altera is among world's 100 most innovative companies!
News & Analysis  
10/9/2012   2 comments
Altera's innovations cover the spectrum of semiconductor and systems technologies.
Microsemi announces SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA
Product News  
10/8/2012   2 comments
The industry's only flash-based FPGA targeted at industrial, defense, aviation, communications, and medical applications.
Altera rolls high-bandwidth, 28-nm midrange FPGAs
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10/8/2012   Post a comment
The Arria V GZ Extends Altera's midrange FPGA family to meet the demand for increased bandwidth in broadcast and communications systems.
Achronix to license out FPGA IP
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10/4/2012   7 comments
Firm will continue to market 22-nm FPGAs built by Intel, but will license programmable logic IP for SoCs targeting consumer apps.
Opal Kelly's XEM6002 Integration Module with Pmod-compatible connectors
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10/4/2012   Post a comment
Adds to broad range of COTS FPGA integration modules with easy-to-use FrontPanel software interface.
USB IP core combo pack from DCD
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10/4/2012   2 comments
Targeted at both FPGA and MCU deployment, Digital Core Design's USB IP core combo pack consists of Audio, Human Interface Device, and Mass Storage platforms.
Video design on FPGAs made easier by Altera
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10/3/2012   Post a comment
Video Design Framework Workshop (IDSP230) -- 8 hour instructor-led Course
New MathWorks / Altera webinar heading our way!
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10/3/2012   Post a comment
I was excited to hear that a new webinar is coming up, titled Verifying Altera Floating-Point IP Cores on FPGAs with MATLAB & Simulink.
How partial dynamic reconfiguration helped make an FSK demodulator
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10/2/2012   Post a comment
The ability to reconfigure a portion of a Xilinx FPGA on the fly allowed a European research team to create a more dependable system.
Power2U 4 Me!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/2/2012   11 comments
Of course I should have turned off the power first, but "I R an Engineer" and I know what I'm doing…
Silicon Valley Nation: Xilinx, Altera all grow'd up?
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10/2/2012   3 comments
Back in the day, Altera and Xilinx used to bicker and fight constantly. What happened?


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Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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