Altera claims fastest, largest PLDs with up to 40% speed improvement News & Analysis 2/11/2002 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today announced it has developed the industry's fastest and largest programmable logic devices with the launch of a new series, called Stratix, which offers up to 10 megabits of RAM and 114,140 logic elements on a chip. The new series will offer a 40% speed improvement over the company's previous generation of PLDs, said Altera.
21st Century Slide Rules with Logarithmic Arithmetic Design How-To 2/6/2002 Post a comment Using the Logarithmic Number System (LNS) as an alternative to fixed- and floating-point arithmetic reduces multiplication, division, and square root implementation while improving power and area. Mark G. Arnold of the University of Manchester discusses three forms of LNS along with a Verilog implementation of a linear-Lagrange interpolator targeted for an FPGA.
FPGA-Based FIR Filters using Distributed Arithmetic Design How-To 2/4/2002 Post a comment You employ Distributed Arithmetic techniques to save resources in multiply-and-accumulate (MAC) structures implementing DSP functions. M. Martinez-Peiro and fellow authors from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, describe three types of FPGA-based FIR filters they designed using DA methodology, along with a comparison of filter performance.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.