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Passive tap module simplifies RS232 troubleshooting
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The EZ-Tap RS232 passive tap module from Stratus Engineering provides a RS232 data monitoring and logging solution in a lightweight package.
A glimpse into the future of technology
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Visible light from planet observed orbiting distant star
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have for the first time detected visible light from a planet orbiting a star other than the Sun.
Controller IP core supports AMBA 2.0 APB interconnect
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Specifically targeted for embedded processor designs with AMBA 2.0 APB Bus requirements, the DB-I²C controller IP core from Digital Blocks offers a variety of performance levels versus VLSI footprint tradeoff options.
I am mega-excited - a digital tablet computer thingy is heading my way!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/27/2007   Post a comment
This is uber-cool - a paper-and-pen tablet/pad that connects to your computer and allows you to upload your hand-written notes and diagrams into your main computer.
ChipX, Recognetics partner to deliver pattern recognition ASIC
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
ChipX and Recognetics have teamed up to offer first-time working silicon of 10 million gate neural network design.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 5
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Using op amps to buffer DAC outputs is discussed in this final installment of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook."
Wavelet data hiding using Achterbahn-128 on FPGAs
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12/26/2007   1 comment
A new approach for embedding a significant amount of data encrypted using the Achterbahn-128 stream cipher in digital images while retaining high perceptual quality.
Do you want to help save a radio telescope?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/26/2007   Post a comment
On the off-chance you were wondering what to do with your spare time, I just heard of something rather interesting...
Happy Christmas!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/24/2007   Post a comment
I can't believe it, but here we are again!
Solving HDTV's unhappy returns
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Fueled by rapidly declining average selling prices, an exploding supply of content and a vigorous consumer appetite, growth in high-definition television sales continues to accelerate this holiday season.
Shift in the integration equation
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The trend of the semiconductor road map has always been to pack more functions on a single die through process shrinks and better processing, bolstered by a larger die itself.
But are they equivalent?
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Aaik van der Poel from mentor responds to OneSpin's recent announcement of: "The industry's first sequential equivalence checking solution priced for the FPGA market."
Explosives-on-a-chip smarten munitions
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Georgia Institute of Technology wants to use microelectromechanical systems with the Naval Surface Warfare Center to make "smart" munitions and explosives using MEMS fuzes.
VME transceiver board delivers 10 dB performance boost
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Pentek's Model 7141 provides two 125 MHz, 14-bit A/Ds and an FPGA and tools for custom DSP functions. The board's SNR and spurious free dynamic range are improved by 10 dB compared to the older Model 7140.
Yes, you do have advice for an FPGA newbie!
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Well, sort of . . . generally speaking the responses I received were "pungent" with gloom and despair, but there were a few glimmers of light in the darkness. . .
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 4
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12/19/2007   2 comments
Part 4 of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook" looks at the considerations involved when using op amps to drive ADC/DAC voltage reference inputs.
Dynamically-reconfigurable ECAs - Part 3 (Student Project #1)
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
In this case study, a PhD student at Virginia Tech (Abhranil Maiti) uses Element CXI's Elemental Computing Array (ECA) to implement a simple FIR filter.
Speeding your Christmas Post to its desired destination
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Here's some rather interesting info on how to find the extra 4-digit ZIP codes and use them to get your post where it is supposed to be going faster.
Bible is written on an area the size of a pin head
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have succeeded in putting a full version of the Hebrew Bible, with vowel points, on a region measuring 0.5 square millimeters – an area smaller than the size of a pinhead.
Do you have any advice for an FPGA newbie?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/18/2007   1 comment
A letter from a reader starts me to pondering as to what I would like to see if I were a total newbie to the wonderful world of FPGAs.
Altera shipping full line of 65 nm Cyclone III FPGAs
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Altera have announced the production release of their entire 65 nm Cyclone III FPGA family.
New Hybrid ASIC claimed to slash cost of SoC development
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
Hybrid ASIC from ChipX is said to combine the performance and cost benefits of standard cell devices with the NRE and time-to-market benefits of Structured ASICs.
Free DSP cores!
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Structured ASIC company eASIC now offers Tensilica cores free of charge. If you have a medium-volume app, you should check this out.
My Gray Code article saves the day!
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Cool Beans - I just heard from someone who used a cunning trick from one of my articles to make his FPGA design work!
Actel presents battery-powered Icicle kit
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Based on Actel's low-power IGLOO FPGAs, cool new Icicle board demonstrates extended battery life for portable designs.
Lattice shipping entire 90 nm LatticeECP2M FPGA family
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Lattice Semiconductor have announced the production release of their entire 90 nm LatticeECP2M FPGA family.
Irradiated carbon makes for better electronics, say scientists
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, together with colleagues from the U.S., have implemented doping using UV light and electron beams in the field of molecular electronics. The research was done with particular application to electronic devices made of single layers of organic (carbon-based) molecules.
Digital age in its infancy, says World Electronics Forum
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
The electronics industry faces a bright future, according to Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association and secretary of the World Electronics Forum. Shapiro spoke at the World Electronics Forum (WEF) that gathered in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The forum hosted 40 delegates from 16 countries. They discussed issues like green electronics, recycling, free trade, standards, telecommunications, and energy consumption.
EEs explain rogue waves
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12/14/2007   2 comments
Rogue ocean waves as high as 10-story buildings have now been explained by University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) EEs, who engineered rogue light waves in optical fibers, but say the same mechanisms apply to rogue waves in all media.
Kids say the darndest things
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
These insights may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders (6-year-olds) because the last one is a classic!
Zero-Power MAX IIZ CPLDs by Altera target portable market
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Addressing the power, package and price constraints inherent in the portable space, Altera just announced its zero-power MAX IIZ CPLD.
Zero-Power CPLDs Enable Low-Power Portable Apps
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12/13/2007   Post a comment
Zero-power CPLDs can reduce overall power consumption in portable products. This article discusses specific applications and the inherent advantages delivered by CPLDs in each.
MATLAB-to-C translation, part 3: Code generation and verification
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12/13/2007   Post a comment
Part 3 of this 3-part series examines the verification process and makes the case for automatic C generation.
KNOW THE ISSUES: Applying FPGAs in system-critical automotive electronics
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12/12/2007   1 comment
Programmable technology is expanding in under hood power-train and safety systems applications.
Christmas carols for students of psychology
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
My favorite EDA industry analyst (we'll call him GS to protect the innocent) just sent me a joke list of potential Christmas carols for psychology students ... I think several of these might apply to me.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 3
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Review the critical issues involved in selecting op amps for driving ADC inputs in part 3 of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook."
New low-power FPGA-based video demo/development kit
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12/12/2007   1 comment
Attodyne's new demonstration-development board for Actel's low-power FPGAs controlling portable displays offers affordable and innovative IP deployment features.
Xilinx XtremeDSP solution used in Dolby's LED-backlit LCD display technology
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx FPGA-enabled Dolby HDR technology offers real-world perception of depth, detail, and color.
Lattice delivers QDR II/II+ memory controller support
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
LatticeSC and LatticeSCM FPGA families from Lattice Semiconductor now support QDRII/II+ rates up to 750 Mbps.
Stratix III FPGAs achieve 533-MHz DDR3 interface performance
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Altera's Stratix III FPGA family is claimed to be the industry's only FPGA to demonstrate full compliance to the JESD79-3 JEDEC DDR3 SDRAM standard.
Mouser Electronics stocks Cypress Semiconductor CY3209-ExpressEVK Evaluation Kit
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
CY3209-ExpressEVK Evaluation Kit, Capacitive Touch Interfaces, Programmable CY3209 kit offers numerous design examples with four separate programmable SoC (PSoC) mixed-signal arrays. Design, Mouser Electronics, Cypress Semiconductor, PSoC CapSense
Designing DDR3 SDRAM controllers with today's FPGAs
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
This article outlines the major differences between DDR3 and DDR2 SDRAM architecture and reviews them in the context of an FPGA-based reference design tested in hardware at 800 Mbps.
Unique insights into the flat panel display industry
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Online publications that teach all you need to know about the very latest and greatest news and products in the flat panel display industry.
Tensilica enhances Xtensa cores and tools
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica has shrunken the minimum core size of its Xtensa 7 and Xtensa LX2 configurable processor families. It has also enhanced the Xtensa Xplorer design environment to make customization easier and faster.
Do you want an air-cooled mouse?
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
My mind is reeling with a positive plethora of USB-based products ranging from a mouse that also prints labels to a combination blender/clock to a mini-vacuum.
Altera zeros out power with new MAX IIZ CPLDs for portable applications
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
New low-power MAX IIZ CPLDs from Altera are designed to minimize power, space, and cost.
Xilinx-powered reconfigurable computing platform sets new performance record
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
SGI Altix System with 35 RC100 RASC blades (70 Xilinx FPGAs) executes bioinformatics application by more than 900 times compared to a traditional cluster.
New equivalence checker dedicated to FPGA synthesis verification
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
OneSpin Solutions delivers the 360 EC-FPGA equivalence checker, which is claimed to be the first such tool dedicated to FPGA synthesis verification.
FPGA-based reference kit tackles low-power LCDs
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Actel is offering designers of power-sensitive portable and handheld devices design boards, associated demonstration boards and kits.
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