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New Year Resolutions
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/31/2008   1 comment
It's that time of the year again where we either set ourselves up for failure... or possibly for success...
How to make a video 101 - Part 1 (Hardware)
Design How-To  
12/31/2008   4 comments
In which I reveal the various hardware and software products I've been acquiring and using to create videos (look out Ron Howard, here I come!)
Plastic electronics fab time cut
Product News  
12/31/2008   Post a comment
Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
2008 Top Design Article Round-Up
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
It's the end of the year and that means it's time to review the year's most popular design articles and tutorials.
CIA - The World Factbook
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
Believe it or not, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is responsible for something we can all use...
Free real-time HTML editor
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
Here's a handy-dandy free tool that could be very useful...
Uncle Jay explains the news
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
In this 2008 roundup, Uncle Jay helps little minds understand big news stories...
Good grief, is that the (Barycentric Dynamical) time?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
I've just learned a whole lot of stuff I never knew I didn't know...
Best of '08: DesignLines, TechOnline
Design How-To  
12/29/2008   Post a comment
Here are the 2008 top-rated and "editor's pick" feature articles from the TechOnline DesignLine sites and TechOnline webinars.
If programming languages were religions...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/29/2008   Post a comment
Lisp would be Zen Buddhism (some say that it's not a language at all; others say that it's the only language that makes sense)...
Important safety instructions
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/29/2008   Post a comment
Sometimes the safety instructions that come with today's products make you shake your head in disbelief...
Taser Stun Gun ... a great gift for the wife?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/29/2008   Post a comment
Hmmm, do we all remember the quote: *If you think Education is difficult, try being stupid!*
CEO interview: with John Daane of Altera
Design How-To  
12/29/2008   Post a comment
Despite economic difficulties across the chip industry, FPGA makers didn't have it so bad in 2008. Altera Corp. announced increases in sales and net income for Q3 2008 over Q3 2007. John Daane, president, CEO and chairman of Altera, asserts that market slowdowns can be growth opportunities.
LCD backlights, codecs, analytics and more: Video/Imaging DesignLine's Top 2008 Articles
Design How-To  
12/26/2008   Post a comment
HDMI and its CEC and HDCP specs were among the favorite topics this year, along with H.264 and On2 codecs.
Actel says CFO dies of medical complications
News & Analysis  
12/25/2008   Post a comment
Actel Corp. announced the death of Jon A. Anderson, vice president and chief financial officer. He was 50.
A wave of happiness is sweeping the nation...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/24/2008   Post a comment
Weather forecasts... pollen forecasts... mold forecasts... emotional forecasts?
Why does...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/24/2008   1 comment
Does the direction of rotation of the platform in a microwave oven reverse almost each time the oven is started?
Will these vehicles run?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/24/2008   Post a comment
Here's a "brain tickler" for puzzle fans from a 1932 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine.
Top 10 *How To* Design Articles in 2008
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/23/2008   Post a comment
Yes! The moment we've all been waiting for... the results are in... here are the Top 10 *How To* Design Articles from 2008!
XMOS to demonstrate complete suite of audio reference designs at NAMM 2009
Product News  
12/22/2008   Post a comment
Source code for the applications will be made available in January 2009 for royalty-free use in XMOS programmable chips.
Stop shooting yourself in the chip
News & Analysis  
12/19/2008   Post a comment
It is to be hoped that the season of good will to all will wash over Stanislaw Tillich, the prime minister of German state of Saxony, and Peter Bauer, president and CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, parent of stuggling memory maker Qimonda AG.
IP cores support Mentor's Precision Synthesis FPGA tool
Product News  
12/19/2008   Post a comment
IP cores from IPextreme are now validated for Mentor's Precision logic and physical synthesis flow.
The farmer, the wolf, the goat, and the cabbage
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/19/2008   Post a comment
The folks at Blue Pearl Software always seem to find a way to *tickle my fancy* (the little scamps).
Mercury launches Virtex-5-based digital receivers
Product News  
12/19/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems launches a new family of high-performance COTS digital receivers featuring Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA technology in a flexible mezzanine card format.
X5-TX PCI Express XMC Module from Innovative Integration
Product News  
12/19/2008   Post a comment
X5-TX PCI Express XMC Module, Xilinx Virtex5 FPGAs, Direct RF Digitizing, Programmable Logic Design, Innovative Integration, RADAR
All sorts of *cool stuff*
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/18/2008   Post a comment
I can't keep up... I'm too young for all of this!
Readers' top ten stories of 2008
Blog  
12/18/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top ten online stories for the year so far as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Thursday, Dec. 18. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Using a Xilinx FPGA to beat your son at Guitar Hero
Design How-To  
12/16/2008   Post a comment
Electronically monitoring the video signal from a Nintendo Wii console and using a Xilinx FPGA to operate a Guitar Hero game in real-time.
40 Inspirational speeches in two minutes
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/16/2008   Post a comment
This is a very useful "pick-me-up" if you're feeling a little low.
EDA Tools for FPGAs
Blog  
12/16/2008   Post a comment
EDA tools supporting development of FPGA based products need to support low power designs, but are quite sufficient for most designs.
Rambling musings
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
Do you realize that we're almost 1/10 of the way through the 21st century!
Don't be greedy!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
Here's a really clever video with a lesson to be learned...
Altera starts shipping its 40-nm Stratix IV FPGA family
Product News  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
The industry's first 40 nm FPGAs from Altera provide high density, performance, and system bandwidth, all at the lowest power for high-end FPGAs.
Lattice releases ispLEVER 7.2 FPGA design tool suite
Product News  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
Latest ispLEVER software from Lattice Semiconductor includes advanced place-and-route algorithms for more efficient FPGA design.
DO-254 certifiable ARINC 429 IP core for Actel ProASIC3 FPGAs
Product News  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
Barco's DO-254 certifiable ARINC 429 IP core targeted for Actel's ProASIC3 FPGAs selected for commercial avionics certification.
Virtex-5 FXT devices in production; new Virtex-5 TXT FPGA platform becomes available
Product News  
12/15/2008   Post a comment
Backed by extensive IP, hardware platforms, tools, and software support, the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA family continues to grow...
In the doghouse again...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/12/2008   Post a comment
Men, don't purchase your loved one a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, otherwise this (video) might happen to you...
Heathkit article hits home...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/12/2008   Post a comment
A reader shows his son that you can actually fix a broken electronic product like a DVD player instead of splurging out on a new one...
SSD is the one for me!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/12/2008   Post a comment
Over the last few months I've been exposed to various aspects of power consumption. One topic that keeps on raising its ugly head in particular is that of data centers...
XMOS preps cobranding initiative for 2009
News & Analysis  
12/12/2008   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor startup XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) is preparing to launch its fabless/chipless business model where it encourages third-parties to program its multicore chips and take them to market as application-specific standard processors.
SMSC, Lattice cut guidance; Actel affirms
News & Analysis  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
Chip vendors SMSC and Lattice Semiconductor lowered quarterly outlooks, while Actel stuck to its guns, affirming previously provided guidance for the fourth quarter.
Letter to the editor: Cadence needs to look at FPGA
News & Analysis  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
Cadence is doing many right things; however there is an important piece of the semiconductor business that they have failed to engage-in. They sit on the PCB; have strong position on the ASIC side leaving a huge gap in-between.
Is YouTube imposing country-based censorship?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
This is strange... someone writes to tell me that YouTube says a video I recommended isn't available for viewing in their country...
Funny "for-sale-by-owner" car advert
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
This car was engineered by 3rd degree ninja super-warriors in the highest mountains of Japan to serve the needs of the man that cheats death on a daily basis...
New AES encryption IP cores for FPGA designs
Product News  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
CAST is offering a special deal on a new line of high-performance AES encrypt / decrypt cores for use in FPGA and ASIC designs.
XMOS set to raise $20 million venture capital in 2009
News & Analysis  
12/11/2008   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor startup XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) is looking to raise approximately $20 million in 2009 in Series B round of financing, said Richard Terrill, vice president of marketing.
EDA tools for FPGAs running out of gas
News & Analysis  
12/10/2008   1 comment
The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) market has experienced lackluster and flat growth in recent times. But now, the sector faces a set of new challenges that could threaten the business.
Freescale HCS08 microprocessor IP core for FPGA and ASIC designs
Product News  
12/10/2008   Post a comment
Synthesizable Freescale HCS08 microprocessor IP core for FPGA and ASIC designs available through IPextreme's online Core Store for $10,000 licensing fee.
Verayo secures FPGAs with silicon signatures
Product News  
12/10/2008   Post a comment
New technology from Verayo exploits the uniqueness of FPGA silicon to provide *silicon biometrics* for authentication and security applications.
How to exploit the uniqueness of FPGA silicon for security applications
Design How-To  
12/10/2008   Post a comment
By exploiting the silicon uniqueness of each FPGA device and extracting these "silicon biometrics", FPGAs can be used for new security-oriented applications not previously possible.
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