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Video encoding with low-cost FPGAs for multi-channel H.264 surveillance
Design How-To  
11/28/2008   1 comment
Building a high-performance, quad-channel H.264 encoder using low-cost, low-power FPGA architecture for multi-channel SD applications such as surveillance and unmanned aircraft, while delivering the flexibility to handle higher resolutions and frame rates as well.
3-D memristor chip debuts
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at a conference in Berkeley, Calif.
The longest night...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/26/2008   Post a comment
I tell you, I've had years that were shorter than last night...
Using the JTAG chain for accurate system and intra-die power and thermal analysis
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
New boundary scan techniques using Xilinx System Monitor test more aspects of system behavior.
Designer seeking wisdom
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/25/2008   3 comments
Someone is asking for our help with an interesting design problem ... do you have any ideas?
Spectacular Conjunction
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
The sky show of the year is scheduled for December 1st at sunset!
New keyboard improves typing skills...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/24/2008   1 comment
Maybe this new keyboard will help me learn to really type (I could be so much more productive if I wasn't using the "hunt-and-peck" approach).
Ultra-long FFT IP core for Xilinx FPGAs
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Dillon Engineering releases a pipelined Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor targeted specifically to Xilinx FPGAs.
SiliconBlue and Magma strengthen technology partnership
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Magma's physical synthesis and placement technology optimized for SiliconBlue's ultra-low-power FPGA technology for battery-powered applications.
Have you seen Dave's Video?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/24/2008   1 comment
Altium have come up with one of the best (funny and informative) marketing videos I've seen for ages.
Packaging goes vertical
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Functional density, weight and configurability are just a few of many reasons a growing number of semiconductor products are going vertical using stacked-die, package-on-package or through-silicon-via packages.
Spoof videos -- thank an engineer today!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2008   Post a comment
The folks at Texas Instruments have created some funny "thank an engineer" videos...
How much is SPAM costing you and your company?
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Google have just launched a "SPAM Calculator" that tells you home much time and money SPAM emails are costing you.
Avnet, TI and Xilinx launch analog eLab video series
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
New analog eLab video series from Avnet, TI, and Xilinx features techniques for designing power supplies for FPGAs.
Multi-sensor camera with up to four image sensors
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
At the Vision 2008 trade fair, VRmagic presented a FPGA camera with up to four pixel-synchronous sensors.
Enhanced SPI4.2 solution portfolio from Lattice
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost, low-power SPI4.2 cores from Lattice Semiconductor are bolstered with enhanced buffer-management features.
Another programmable logic vendor goes under!
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
Ambric, a pioneer in massively parallel processor arrays is looking for someone to purchase the company's IP and assets.
First MathStar, now Ambric... WHAT NEXT?!
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
Ambric going under is mega-bad news on a number of levels... what's next I wonder?
Solving FPGA I/O pin assignment challenges
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Here's a step-by-step methodology to help you pinout complex FPGAs.
USB Heated Slippers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/19/2008   Post a comment
If only the early computer pioneers could see us now... they'd be so proud!
37th anniversary of the 4004 microprocessor
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/18/2008   1 comment
It's hard to believe that the world's very first microprocessor (the Intel 4004) first leapt onto the stage 37 years ago...
Xilinx enhances XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit to accelerate video development
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit -- Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition 2.0 -- includes new reference designs and IP for high-performance video applications.
Actel leverages UMC foundry solutions for 65nm eFlash FPGAs
Product News  
11/18/2008   Post a comment
Next-generation Actel eFlash FPGAs to use UMC's 65nm low leakage process and embedded flash technology.
7,500 mini "How To" videos
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
How can it be that mega-cool Internet sites like HowCast.com appear and flourish without my hearing anything about them?
The world's smallest HD camcorder
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/17/2008   1 comment
Weighing in at only 3.3 ounces, this little beauty can record up to 60 minutes of 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames-per-second.
Super-thin carbon nanotube loudspeakers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
1/1,000th the width of a single human hair, these super-thin carbon nanotubes films are capable of transmitting music and other sounds.
Fixed- and floating-point FFT libraries optimized for C-to-FPGA tools
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11/17/2008   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies announces FFT libraries from OptNgn.
RIM's Bold bests other phones' transfer times
Teardown  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
We pitted five smartphones against each other to test their download speeds and get a feel for the user experience with movies, TV shows and audio CDs. For the second consecutive year, the BlackBerry Bold took the gold.
ARM introduces S/W interface standard for Cortex-M series processors
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11/14/2008   Post a comment
New standard from ARM provides a single, scalable interface standard across all Cortex-M series processor vendors enabling easier code sharing and re-use.
Awesome "feel-good" video; you can't help but smile!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/14/2008   Post a comment
I stand in awe at this video - the concept is amazingly simple, but the way it was implemented is gorgeous - it makes you feel happy inside
Debugging: The 9 Indispensible Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems (Chapter 4, Part 3 of 3)
Design How-To  
11/14/2008   3 comments
These excerpts from an excellent book will help you learn how to be effective at that elusive but critical engineering skill of hardware and software debugging
Max to Actel: Don't you dare!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
I am all of a fluster. My ire has been raised (it's not a pretty sight, let me tell you)!
Hubble directly observes a planet orbiting another star
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
This news - which was just posted today - is HUGE!
Two awards for Algotronix
News & Analysis  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
Algotronix wins awards for it's novel technique to defend against the cloning of your FPGA designs.
Investor to Actel: Divest flash FPGAs
News & Analysis  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
Investment firm Ramius LLC, holder of 7.9 percent of Actel Corp.'s common stock, wants the chip maker to re-focus its product efforts or divest its flash-based FPGA lines.
FPGAs and SA-Adapters offer flexible I/O configurations
Product News  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
New I/O concept from MEN Micro combines cost-effective FPGA flexibility with expanded I/O functionality on a 3U CompactPCI board.
X Marks the spot...the intersection of eco- and financially-friendly computing
Design How-To  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
This intersection of "constrained environments" where efficiency has not yet been implemented is where the next wave of FPGA-based application accelerators will come into play.
Dueling Mice
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
"Paddle faster ... I hear banjo music," said Max worriedly.
You no longer need an expensive video recorder
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/11/2008   1 comment
I just blundered across a blog in which a professional demonstrated just how good a movie taken with a Flip Video can be...
Video of a man and his manhole cover
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/11/2008   Post a comment
I've been playing with the pocket-sized digital video recorder my wife gave me, and it's GREAT!
Interesting math tricks and techniques
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11/11/2008   Post a comment
I tell you, there's always something new to learn...
eSilicon delivers 65nm silicon and package to Achronix
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11/11/2008   Post a comment
eSilicon helps Achronix implement the first member of its 1.5GHz Speedster family of asynchronous FPGAs.
National Semiconductor targets base station receivers with new ADC and DVGA
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11/11/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor reports that it has the industry's best linearity with its new high-speed, 16-Bit ADC and DVGA for multi-carrier GSM base stations.
Computer science research engineer required
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/11/2008   1 comment
Here's a "Job-with-Bob" position that would be mega-interesting for the right person...
Project Euler
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/11/2008   Post a comment
Here's a whole collection of challenging mathematical / computer programming problems...
And the winners of Bebop Edition 3 are...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Here are the results to our competition to give away the first three copies of "Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (Edition 3)" in the known universe...
High-density FPGA-based PCI Express development platforms
Product News  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Three new high-density FPGA PCI Express platforms from Tokyo Electron Device (TED) reduce development period of FPGA based high-speed applications.
FPGA-based prototyping board offers more that 50 million ASIC gates
News & Analysis  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Altera's Stratix III FPGAs are featured in the industry's largest-capacity ASIC prototyping board from The Dini Group.
Truly amazing images
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Trust me... this is an absolutely MUST SEE collection of some amazing images that will stick in your mind for ages...
Have you seen MyHDL.org?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/10/2008   1 comment
MyHDL is an open source Python package that: "Lets you go from Python to Silicon."
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