Platform modeling workshop Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2005 Post a comment If you're going to be in Grenoble, France on 9 December 2005 and have nothing to do, then I have just the place for you to go...
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
Happy Thanksgiving! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment "Good Golly Miss Molly!" It can't be time for Thanksgiving again; I only just recovered from celebrating last year's holiday...
Commentary: Is Infineon going fabless? News & Analysis 11/17/2005 Post a comment Infineon Technologies’ decision to split its DRAM and logic businesses and seek an IPO for its memory business could foreshadow the German chip maker's move to a fabless model for CMOS manufacturing below the 90-nm node.
Logic cell architecture sharply lowers FPGA power consumption Product News 11/16/2005 Post a comment QuickLogic Corp.'s experience with Eclipse II customers has led the company to develop a new FPGA line called PolarPro, which is designed with a new logic cell architecture that is tailored to address the needs of power-sensitive applications. PolarPro will give the battery-powered, handheld designers the option of choosing an FPGA, which hasn't been viable due to its high-cost and power-consuming nature.
FPGA maker delivers design flow for ARM7-based devices Product News 11/9/2005 Post a comment Actel Corp.'s has upgraded its Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), providing a design flow that will enable designers to integrate CoreMP7, its recently introduced soft ARM7 family processor, into its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
PLD tool suite gives more control to the designer Product News 11/2/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released version 5.1 of its ispLEVER programmable logic design (PLD) tool suite, which it claims boosts field programmable gate array (FPGA) logic utilization by as much as 35% and design operating frequencies up to 25%.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times