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How to use CPLDs to implement a QWERTY keypad
Design How-To  
11/30/2006   Post a comment
This tutorial describes how low cost, low power CPLDs can be used to expand a typical handset DTMF keypad into a QWERTY keypad.
QuickLogic announces SDIO and CE-ATA solutions for Marvell PXA3xx processors
News & Analysis  
11/30/2006   Post a comment
Low power connectivity solutions from QuickLogic provide fast time to market and design flexibility for handheld consumer electronics applications.
Logic 101 - Part 3 - Reed-Muller Logic
Design How-To  
11/29/2006   Post a comment
As opposed to using conventional logic, it may be more appropriate to implement a function in a form known as Reed-Muller logic, which is based on XORs and XNORs.
FPGAs are better than you think
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/27/2006   Post a comment
If you think FPGAs are expensive, power-hungry, and hard to program, get ready for a surprise.
Speed hardware development with Model-Based Design
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11/24/2006   Post a comment
Model-Based Design cuts design time by speeding system-level simulation. It also slashes verification time by providing an executable specification, and by linking this spec to the final HDL models.
Extreme automotive environment challenges sensor design
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
Regardless of the specific application, most automotive sensor modules share a common high-level architecture and a set of stringent requirements that make for a challenging design under the high temperatures, noise, and vibration found in a car. Here are some design hints to deal with these hurdles.
Actel's RTAX-S FPGA Family hits major reliability milestone
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11/22/2006   Post a comment
High-reliability, radiation-tolerant FPGAs focused on military and aerospace applications achieve 1.4 million device-hours of life testing data.
Why DSPs are better than FPGAs
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2006   Post a comment
The headlines suggest that FPGAs are better than DSPs, but I say they're not. Read on to find out why.
Logic 101 - Part 2 - Positive vs Negative Logic
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11/21/2006   Post a comment
Truly wrapping one's brain around these conventions requires an exercise in lateral thinking sufficient to make the strongest amongst us break down and weep.
Altera and White Electronic Designs partner on specialized mil/aero FPGA packaging
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11/21/2006   Post a comment
Partnership provides military and aerospace customers with access to a broad variety of packaging options for FPGAs that meet the rigorous requirements of defense applications.
Fast booting techniques meet automotive infotainment/telematics activation needs
Design How-To  
11/17/2006   Post a comment
No single technique can possibly manage all of the booting and shutdown requirements of car infotainment systems. Nonetheless, several techniques have emerged that, together, address almost any fast-boot scenario.
Altera's net seminars present advantages of Stratix III FPGAs
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
Net seminars oresent benefits of 65-nm high-end Stratix III FPGA family - plus there's a chance to win a Roku Labs SoundBridge M2000 ($400 value)!
Xilinx strengthens industrial networking solutions with EtherCat technology
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx announce the implementation of a scalable EtherCAT slave controller functionality in an intellectual property (IP) core for its Spartan series of FPGAs.
How to use programmable analog for high-power LED color mixing applications
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
From cutting the BOM to dynamically configuring the analog circuit for each signal, programmable ICs can provide cheap, accurate solutions for color mixing applications.
Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGAs enable new HDV camera-recorder
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
JVC looks to Xilinx programmable technology to achieve substantial cost reduction and enhance features of its latest HDV camera-recorder.
NI adds MathScript functions to LabVIEW filter toolkit
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
NI's updated Digital Filter Design Toolkit now features text-based MathScript functions for advanced filter design, support for multirate filter design and implementation and enhanced fixed-point code generation.
Special Preview: BDTI's FPGAs for DSP, Second Edition
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
Altera and Xilinx have invested heavily in developing DSP-oriented chips and development tools. BDTI has just completed an in-depth study of these DSP-oriented FPGAs, including benchmarking using an OFDM receiver benchmark representative of telecommunications infrastructure applications. In this article we present insights gained from our benchmarking and analysis, focusing on the evolving role of FPGAs targeting DSP applications.
ORBexpress FPGA speeds development of SDR and DSP systems
Product News  
11/13/2006   Post a comment
OIS has a new version of its ORBexpress communications middleware product designed for FPGAs. The middleware makes it easier to move functionality among DSPs, GPPs and FPGAs. It also supports partial reconfiguration.
Kit powers SDR handsets, rapid prototyping
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
A collaboration among TI, Xilinx, Lyrtech and others has produced a Small Form Factor Software SDR Development Platform that provides a full signal chain from antenna to baseband processing. It features unique power measurement tools and a Simulink design flow.
Mentor Graphics rolls support for Altera Stratix III FPGAs
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11/9/2006   Post a comment
Mentor's suite of synthesis products now supports the new Stratix III FPGAs from Altera. The companies are said to have cooperated closely on the release of these tools.
Altera unveils 65 nm Stratix III FPGA families and design tools
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
Altera's latest high-end Stratix III FPGA devices and design tools address the "4Ps" of customer requirements: Power, Performance, Productivity, and Price.
How to get more performance in 65 nm FPGA designs
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11/8/2006   Post a comment
This "How To" explores how FPGA designers can benefit from the latest FPGA building blocks in their quest for higher system-level performance.
New products buoy Altera's Q3 results
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
Citing healthy growth in new product revenue, programmable logic supplier Altera posted third quarter revenue of $341.2, up 2 percent sequentially and 17 percent year-to-year.
Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs Named EDN China's 2006 Innovation of the Year Winner
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Stratix II GX FPGAs are claimed to be the industry's only FPGAs providing transceiver speeds up to 6.375 Gbps on every channel.
Huawei honors Altera with "Excellent Supplier" award
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Communications equipment leader Huawei recognizes Altera's technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, cost, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Xilinx and AXIS roll radio card platform for W-CDMA, WiMAX
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx and AXIS have announced a common digital radio system (CDRS) development platform for W-CDMA and WiMAX base stations. The platform increases power amplifier efficiency, enabling OEMs to lower cost and power.
Lattice launches PCI Express cores for 90-nm FPGAs
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Lattice has added to its ispLeverCORE portfolio PCI Express IP cores that are optimized for its 90-nm LatticeECP2M and LatticeSCM FPGAs. The cores are designed to enable single-chip, programmable PCIe endpoints.


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