Xilinx, ISR offering SDR kit News & Analysis 2/22/2006 Post a comment Xilinx and ISR Technologies released an off-the-shelf prototyping-to-production kit that the companies say accelerates implementation of software defined radio modems.
Virtex-4 FPGA-based kit accelerates adoption of software-defined radio modems Product News 2/22/2006 Post a comment Xilinx has teamed up with ISR Technologies to develop an off-the-shelf prototyping-to-production kit that accelerates implementation of SDR (software-defined radio) modems. The SDR kit leverages the partial reconfiguration feature of Virtex-4 FPGAs, and complies with JTRS-mandated specifications, including the Software Communications Architecture (SCA).
RTOS designed for multicore systems Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 2/13/2006 Post a comment I find it relatively easy to wrap my brain around the concept of an operating system running on a single processor. But what about a system containing multiple heterogeneous CPU and DSP cores?
Two 90-nm FPGA product lines hit the market with lower price tags Product News 2/9/2006 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor launched the 90-nm generation of its FPGAs with the introduction of two product families. The LatticeSC (system chip) FPGAs combine high-speed I/O, SerDes, structured ASIC blocks and a high-performance fabric on a single device. And its second-generation ECP2 devices offer double the density at half the cost.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments