Xilinx looks to ease path to custom FPGAs News & Analysis 3/25/2002 Post a comment Several years after exiting the FPGA-to-ASIC conversion business, Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has come up with a "no-risk" alternative for customers who want a lower piece price for higher volume orders, the company said.
NEC targets cell-based routable ASICs at 'mid-volume' applications News & Analysis 3/18/2002 Post a comment TOKYO -- In a move to create a new class of ASIC products for "mid-volume" applications, NEC Corp. today introduced a functional-block chip architecture, which allows customers to quickly route pre-existing cells on ICs for custom designs using two upper layers of metal--just like a gate array.
UMC says Xilinx foundry relationship not threatened by IBM pact News & Analysis 3/5/2002 Post a comment HSINCHU, Taiwan--United Microelectronics Corp. here today said its silicon foundry relationship with customer Xilinx Inc. remains intact despite a major manufacturing agreement between Xilinx and IBM Corp. On Monday, IBM announced it had reached a multi-million dollar two-year agreement to make Xilinx field-programmable gate arrays using its most advanced copper processes (see March 4 story).
Xilinx counters Altera with new FPGA offering News & Analysis 3/4/2002 Post a comment
Now that OEMs are beginning to replenish depleted inventories, the stakes are being raised in the PLD contest, with the two dominant players maneuvering for market share and mind-share as they strive to bring programmable logic to a new level.
Xilinx begins sampling PowerPC-based FPGA News & Analysis 3/4/2002 Post a comment Xilinx is sampling its Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, a family of five devices with four, eight or 16 serial transceivers running at 3.125Gbit/s and up to four IBM PowerPC 405 processor cores, each running at up to 300MHz.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.