Awesome! Two amazing books for free!
Blog 11/30/2010 14 comments
Did you see my reviews of the books uC/OS-III The Real-Time Kernel by Jean Labrosse and uC/TCP-IP by Christian Légaré? Well, I just heard how you can get FREE copies of both these works…
Book Review: uC/TCP-IP by Christian Légaré
Engineer’s Bookshelf 11/30/2010 2 comments
I have to say that I am very, VERY impressed with the quality of books that are being written by the folks at Micriµm – the one I just finished reading on TCP-IP still has my head buzzing!
ESL, FPGAs, and configurability
Blog 11/29/2010 1 comment
Here’s a taxonomy for ESL and FPGAs that will hopefully prevent definitions from becoming as word- distorted and confused as they have become in so many other areas of EDA.
From RTL to GDSII in Just Six Weeks!
Blog 11/29/2010 37 comments
The amazing story of how one man single-handedly invented a new computing architecture, designed a multi-million-gate SoC, and went from RTL to GDSII tapeout in just six weeks.
IP in FPGAs: Blessing and a curse
Blog 11/22/2010 12 comments
With the IP-SoC 2010 event next week in Grenoble, we see FPGAs finally getting some kind of exposure. But, Dave Orecchio of GateRocket indicates that FPGA designers need to be aware of the unique nuances of using IP in these programmable platforms, and put in place tools and methodologies to overcome the IP use obstacles to success.
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
Blog 11/16/2010 5 comments
I just ran across a poem called The Emperor of Ice-Cream (it’s the author’s hyphen, not mine). If it hadn’t been explained to me I wouldn’t have a clue what it was about. Once you do know what it’s about, however, re-reading it really makes you think…
*Footprint Graphics* or *Land Patterns*?
Blog 11/16/2010 9 comments
OK, I know I’m supposed to spend my days pondering the imponderables pertaining to programmable logic, but FPGAs end up on circuit boards, and I just ran into a problem with regard to PCB terminology…
New Lattice MachX02 is the Do-It-All PLD
Product News 11/8/2010 3 comments
65nm MachX02 PLDs deliver 3X increase in logic density, 10X increase in embedded memory, more than a 100X reduction in static power, 30% lower cost compared to their predecessors.
Having fun with programmable logic
Blog 11/5/2010 1 comment
You know how I often say ‘Have you done anything interesting recently with CPLDs or FPGAs or any other form of programmable logic? If so please tell me about it.’ Well someone did…
Eye movement controls gaming console
News & Analysis 11/4/2010 11 comments
A team of engineers inside National Instruments has unveiled the LabView source code to "EyeMario," which demonstrates how video gamers can use their eyes to control Nintendo gaming consoles.
Quickpath IP bound for Achronix FPGAs
News & Analysis 11/4/2010 4 comments
Achronix will be including a hard Quickpath IP core in support of processor communications on forthcoming field programmable gate arrays enabled by Intel manufacturing.
BEEcube's BEE4-W speeds prototyping of military/aerospace comm designs
Product News 11/3/2010 Post a comment
The BEE4-W is BEEcube's latest generation FPGA Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) platform, specifically designed to address rapid system-level prototyping of wireless and digital communications designs. It is a commercial, stackable full speed multi-FPGA based prototyping platform, integrated with DAC/ADC modules for mixed signal and digital communications designs. With four (4) integrated ADC and DAC solutions, the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA based BEE4-W enables a wide range of high-performance, real-t