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How to improve design-level security with low-cost non-volatile FPGAs
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Design-level security features in 90nm non-volatile Spartan-3AN FPGAs from Xilinx address the issues of overbuilding, cloning, and reverse engineering.
Xilinx announces production volume shipments of low-cost Spartan-3A FPGAs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx starts to deliver production-qualified 90nm Spartan-3A FPGAs within three months of the family's introduction.
Mentor, MathStar partner on FPOA design tools
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor MathStar has teamed with top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics to develop design tools for MathStar's field programmable object array devices.
Xilinx redefines the non-volatile FPGA landscape
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2/26/2007   1 comment
The first 90nm non-volatile FPGA - the Spartan-3AN from Xilinx - provides high system integration, low system cost, and high security.
NXP delivers ULPI Hi-Speed USB transceivers for mobile phones
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its UTMI+ Low-Pin Interface (ULPI) Hi-Speed USB transceivers, developed for mobile phone designs. The family contains four members—ISP1504x1, ISP1508, ISP1702 and ISP1703—all of which are compliant with industry specifications, including ULPI Rev. 1.1, USB On-the-Go (OTG) Rev. 1.2 and USB Rev. 2.0.
System simulation speeds application development
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Developing applications for a wide range of mobile terminals can be a major headache for software engineers. System simulation now provides a way to develop and test software running on a virtual platform long before the hardware is available. Mark Snook explains.
Cypress taps UMC, considers selling remaining fabs
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Cypress joins up with foundry United Microelectronics Co. to expand its capacity at the leading edge for its new SRAM products. The company also says selling remaining fabs is an option.
Indian researchers optimizing hardware for design reuse
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Indian researchers studying intermediate representation for hardware generation have reported some progress but added that it is too early to gauge the technique's potential.
Kit streamlines design of wireless devices using 2.4-GHz transceiver, MCU
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor introduced a reference design kit (RDK) that simplifies design of wireless mice, keyboards and dongles. The single-chip PRoC LP integrates WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz transceiver with the enCoRe II 8-bit reprogrammable Flash microcontroller (MCU).
Xilinx protocol packs simplify design of high-speed serial interfaces
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Virtex-5 characterization reports, IP Cores, interoperability data, and technical documentation from Xilinx enable users to rapidly adopt PCI Express, PCI Express and XAUI.
SEC ends Altera stock option probe
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Altera Corp. today said the Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its investigation of the company's historical stock option awards without recommending any enforcement action.
FPGA-based automotive graphics platform offers scalability
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2/17/2007   Post a comment
The Altera Automotive Graphics System (AAGS) is a scalable product that enables design engineers to design multiple automotive infotainment products based on one electronic design.
Altera automotive graphics platform enables "Design Once, Make Many" applications
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
The new building blocks in Altera's automotive graphics platform support the rapid development of in-car multimedia systems.
Altera and TES partner on FPGA-based PCI graphics controller IP
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
High-quality graphics core from Altera and TES for automotive and industrial display designs.
Faraday announces FPGACompanion ARM CPU device
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
The optimized bus and system designs in the FPGACompanion ARM CPU device from Faraday facilitate using the same ISA from FPGA prototype to full volume production.
Parallel processing architecture brings advanced vision applications to today's cars
Design How-To  
2/16/2007   1 comment
Technologies now on the road enable automotive design engineers to implement robust and powerful recognition algorithms, while meeting the stringent automotive power consumption and operational constraints.
FPGA-based development packages roll for M-Modules, PMCs
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
MEN Micro is offering development packages for M-Modules and PMCs that are designed to easily transform specialized I/O requirements into a series of standard products.
Altera posts higher Q4 revenue; expects Q1 dip
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2/14/2007   Post a comment
Altera posted a net income of $99.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, an increase of 14 percent sequentially and 43 percent year-to-year. The company's net revenue for the quarter of $317.4 million was down 7 percent sequentially but up 13 percent year-to-year.
Xilinx spins Virtex FPGA for aerospace, defense apps
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2/13/2007   Post a comment
Virtex-4 XQ4VLX25, Virtex-4 XQ4VLX60, and the Virtex-4 XQ4VSX55 FPGAs are aimed at aerospace and defense electronics applications.
How to design an FPGA architecture tailored for efficiency and performance
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
How does an FPGA company decide on a particular architecture? The author walks us through the process used at Altera to develop the Adaptive Logic Module (ALM).
Actel's FPGAs selected for low-cost marine safety equipment
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
Single-Chip, flash-based ProASIC3 FPGAs from Actel reduce board space, costs, and power for portable, battery-operated Class B AIS devices.
QuickLogic adds unique key and serial number identification to its programmable solutions
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2/12/2007   1 comment
Unique keys and/or serial numbers programmed into each QuickLogic device allows for identification, digital rights management (DRM), and data security in applications.
Under the Hood: Intel has company at 65 nm
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
Intel still leads the pack in the 65-nanometer technology race, but at least three other vendors — Texas Instruments, Xilinx, and AMD — are producing microprocessor or logic devices at 65 nm.
Video color space converter design using mixed-signal via-configurable ASICs
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2/9/2007   Post a comment
Mixed-signal via-configurable ASIC technology gives designers the ability to develop fully integrated mixed-signal ASICs without the lengthy development cycles, high NREs, high risk, and extended fabrication times associated with full-custom mixed-signal IC development. Designing a complete video color space converter becomes easier, for example, with mixed-signal via-configurable ASIC.
Generate FPGA accelerators from C
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2/8/2007   Post a comment
A simple FFT, generated as hardware from C language, illustrates how quickly a software concept can be taken to hardware and how little you need to know about FPGAs to use them for application acceleration.
Getting the most out of ASIC prototyping with FPGAs
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2/7/2007   Post a comment
This tutorial discusses various issues that must be taken into account when using an FPGA to prototype an ASIC or SoC design.
FPGA transceiver test goes on-chip through Windows
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2/7/2007   Post a comment
Here's a cool way to test and optimize high-speed serial links implemented in Xilinx RocketIO multi-gigabit transceiver-laden FPGAs. Agilent's E5910A serial link optimizer combines Windows measurement and analysis software with Xilinx intellectual property and the popular JTAG communication infrastructure.
QuickLogic adds NAND flash controller to its storage solution portfolio
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
New controller from QuickLogic facilitates rapid adoption of NAND Flash into portable systems with application processors lacking a NAND interface.
ChipX introduces embedded array products as alternative to standard cell ASICs
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
Embedded arrays from ChipX offer the cost benefit of standard cell devices coupled with the time-to-market advantage of Structured ASICs.
Xilinx ships highest performance DSP platform with new Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs combine enhanced DSP blocks with on-chip memory for highest memory bandwidth, and low-power serial transceivers for highest I/O bandwidth.
Memory controller accelerates NAND flash adoption in portables
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
For application processors that do not have native support for NAND flash, QuickLogic is offering a NAND flash memory controller for its PolarPro and Eclipse II programmable logic families that are designed into handheld systems needing to add flash file storage.


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