Stratix II GX FPGAs shipping in volume Product News 3/31/2006 Post a comment Altera Corp. is shipping the Stratix II GX EP2SGX90E device and accompanying development kit. Featuring 12 transceivers and 90,960 equivalent logic elements (LEs), the EP2SGX90E device is the first member of the Stratix II GX FPGA family to ship to customers.
Mixed-signal ICs take the home audio experience on the road Design How-To 3/30/2006 Post a comment Automotive audio quality has to be very high to compensate for a less-than-ideal listening environment, which means excellent performance is demanded under variable noise, vibration, and temperature conditions. Here's why mixed signal processors, separate from DSPs, are so effective.
Virtex-4 FPGAs turn into traffic managers for triple-play apps Product News 3/29/2006 Post a comment Xilinx has partnered with Modelware Inc. to provide designers of networking infrastructure equipment with a product that will enable them to integrate advanced traffic management features into their systems. With the ability to support throughput from 50-Mbits/s to more than 10-Gbits/s, the hardware-based product can manage traffic in all types of triple-play applications from access equipment to metro core routers.
Automotive network security without compromise Design How-To 3/24/2006 Post a comment Hardware/software integration, and isolation, spur automotive telematics privacy, reliability, and integrity. To address network connectivity risks, next-generation vehicles demand underlying hardware and software that can provide rigorous security, operational reliability, and real-time performance.
The thin man is squeaking! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/24/2006 Post a comment The Multicore Expo is over, and - if nothing else - I now know that there's a lot more things I don’t know anything about!
Which way to turn? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/23/2006 Post a comment It's day 3 of the Multicore Expo, and there are so many papers and tracks that it's difficult to know where to go and what to see!
Fast FPGA-based modules prototype logic on your PC Product News 3/22/2006 Post a comment Here's news of a fast Xilinx FPGA-equipped tool to help get a logic circuit up-and-running, with a bonus of controlling and interactively monitoring your circuit while it runs. Software permits you to program your design---using a PC graphical interface---into the FPGA, then run, control, and observe it. You can even save your design for automatic FPGA configuration at power-up.
Real men multi-task Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/22/2006 Post a comment Part 4 of Max's epic trek through the wonders and delights of the Multicore Expo 2006 (in which we're poised to start day 2).
All about FPGAs Design How-To 3/22/2006 2 comments An industry expert examines field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), including current and forthcoming architectures, technologies, and software tools.
I'm off to see the wizard... Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/20/2006 Post a comment As I pen these words, I'm poised to close down my computer and board a plane to fly out to the Multicore Expo in Santa Clara.
DSCs boost automotive electric motor control Design How-To 3/17/2006 1 comment Digital signal controllers combine microcontroller and DSP functionality on-chip for automotive brushless DC (BLDC) motor applications, such as power steering, fuel and water pumps, and cooling fans.
The Multicore Expo Draws Nigh! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/16/2006 Post a comment My excitement is mounting, because the Multicore Expo 2006 (where I'm going to be hosting a "Birds of a Feather Get Together" meeting) is just next week!
Know any good books? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/14/2006 Post a comment I'm looking for suggestions for books on design, programming, languages ... anything suitable for beginners. Do you have any recommendations?
Mixed-signal FPGA integrates soft ARM7 IP core Product News 3/14/2006 Post a comment Actel plans to sample next month mixed-signal Fusion products that integrate analog, embedded flash, SRAM and FPGA with the soft ARM7 IP core in a single chip. The devices will be supported by an easy-to-use development tool environment that is intended to accelerate embedded system design.
Court orders stay in Microchip lawsuit News & Analysis 3/13/2006 Post a comment Zilog Inc. has reported that the U.S. District Court has ordered a suspension of proceedings in the company’s ongoing lawsuit with Microchip Technology while the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) re-examines the patents.
Why is grass green and tomatoes red? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/6/2006 Post a comment It turns out that much if what we learned at school with regard to color vision was wrong. For example, we do NOT have red, green, and blue color receptors in our eyes!
FPGA-based platform speeds in-vehicle testing Design How-To 3/3/2006 Post a comment Automotive tests often require unique equipment, resulting in large amounts of money spent on gear for only a few specific tests. Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) permit engineers to create a single platform to solve a variety of in-vehicle test applications.
Spiral FPGA architectures? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment Could the structures of a volcanic dome and a revolutionary new cooling fan be harbingers of future FPGA architectures?