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Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems, Part 3
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Part 3 of this series provides an overview of some software radio systems that can be designed using today's high-performance FPGAs.
Analysis: TI's DaVinci Evaluation Module
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
BDTI did a hands-on evaluation of Texas Instruments' Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM). Here's an excerpt from BDTI's report.
Xilinx testing out China training program
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. is spinning up an experimental training program in China that aims to train 1,000 IC and system designers in the coming year to help seed local innovation.
Altera's Stratix II FPGAs qualified for military temperature grade
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Altera qualifies Stratix and Stratix II devices across the commercial, industrial, and military temperature ranges.
The death of ASICs is greatly exaggerated
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Some commentators are predicting that ASICs are about to disappear. This is a silly prediction: The ASIC market is changing, not dying.
Mantaro Networks Joins Nallatech's Channel Partner Program
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Nallatech (high performance FPGA-based computing solutions) is partnering with Mantaro Networks to offer solutions to the U.S. defense and military markets.
MathStar Collaborates with LG Electronics
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Mathstar and LG Electronics are collaboration to provide a technology solution for delivery of HD programming to hotel HDTVs.
BenQ rejects $634M claim from bankrupt mobile unit
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan consumer electronics maker BenQ Corp. has rejected claims that it owes $634 million to creditors of its bankrupt German mobile phone unit.
SMIC scouting private equity infusion, report says
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Rumors swirl that Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is trying to stir interest in the private equity community for a 20 percent stake in its struggling business.
QuickLogic's ArcticLink - programmable devices tailored for the mobile market
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Fully integrated host controllers provide multiple connectivity options; programmable fabric supports additional peripheral connectivity provides maximum design flexibility.
Lattice brings high-speed embedded SERDES to low-cost FPGAs
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
The 90nm LatticeECP2M FPGAs from Lattice Semiconductor are the industry's first to offer embedded SERDES I/O in a low-cost FPGA.
Applied Materials opening China R&D center
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. is planning to invest $83 million to ramp up its first product development center in China, which opens Friday.
For low-power design, speak two languages
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
It's looking like the impasse between camps supporting Common Power Format and Unified Power Format means that chip designers will need to familiarize themselves with both or hope that translators can make the task easier.
How programmable logic is finding its way into handsets
Design How-To  
3/21/2007   1 comment
Already in mobile communication applications such as software defined radio (SDR), it is only a matter of time before FPGAs will appear in the broad base handset market.
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems, Part 2
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Part 2 of this popular series traces the use of FPGA products through several application examples, discussing how to take advantage of different design options.
Analysis: Stretch's second-gen configurable processor
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
The S6000 is a RISC processor which incorporates a reconfigurable compute fabric within its datapath. BDTI explains how it works, and how it compares to more traditional processors.
Virtex-II FPGA PMC modules feature conduction cooling
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Acromag's latest PMC I/O modules combine the ruggedness of a conduction-cooled circuit board with customizable FPGA computing while maintaining a price point that is affordable for many mid-level applications.
Xilinx unveils PCI Express development kit
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
This development kit and protocol pack for PCI Express based on Xilinx's Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs enable users to design across a broad range of markets in communications, networking, video broadcast, storage and computing.
PlanAhead 9.1 streamlines FPGA design for PCB integration
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx's latest iteration of its PlanAhead hierarchical design and analysis software that supports its 65-nm Virtex-5 and Spartan-3 generation devices has been enhanced with a PinAhead technology, which streamlines FPGA design for PCB integration.
Startup makes FPGA prototypes a snap
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3/19/2007   Post a comment
Startup Eridon Corp. wants to help embedded-systems developers literally snap together an FPGA-based prototype, without their having to understand the hardware or even program the FPGA.

Actel and ARM announce the Cortex-M1 soft processor core
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3/19/2007   Post a comment
The Cortex-M1 is the first ARM processor designed from the ground-up for FPGAs.
Edinburgh alliance claims FPGA computer saves energy
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3/19/2007   Post a comment
A team in Scotland has developed a computer based on field programmable gate arrays to run applications that can be parallelized. The team claimed that such a computer can be more than ten times more power efficient than a conventional microprocessor-based computer.
BenQ chairman defends executive detained in raid
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3/16/2007   Post a comment
BenQ Chairman KY Lee rushes to defend a senior executive detained in a police raid targeting insider trading and bonus irregularities.
UMC setting up support in Hyderabad
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3/16/2007   Post a comment
Foundry United Microelectronics Corp is the latest to move a support office to India, following a similar move by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. last month.
Tokyo Electron delivers Virtex-5 LX evaluation platform
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
Tokyo Electron has developed a multi-application evaluation platform for the Xilinx Virtex-5 LX330, the industry's largest 65-nm FPGA, as well as other Virtex-5 LX devices.
Xilinx samples largest FPGA with high-speed serial transceivers
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
Engineering samples of the Virtex-5 LX330T device, the industry's largest FPGA with high-speed serial transceivers, are available.
Triple play - How FPGAs can tackle the challenges of network security
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
New classes of problems, such as network security, with an ever-changing complexion will arise, demanding novel, high performance, and cost-sensitive solutions.
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems, Part 1
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3/14/2007   Post a comment
This multi-part report discusses the strengths of FPGAs and how they can be optimally used in software radio systems. Part 1 focuses on the basic elements of a software radio receiver system.
Altera's Stratix II GX FPGAs meet rigorous CEI-6G-LR/SR specifications
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
Stratix II GX FPGAs are the industry's first family to support the rigorous standard in the full CEI specification range of 4.9 Gbps to 6.0 Gbps.
China cellular chip market hits record high
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
China's cell phone chip market is growing in leaps and bounds, driven by increasing global demand for smart phones and 3G handsets.
How to design a scalable OFDMA engine for WiMAX
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
FPGAs deliver a scalable solution to WiMAX that offers flexibility, superior performance and fast time to market.
India CE maker to spend $250M on chip facility
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
Homegrown consumer electronics firm Videocon Ltd. says it will set up a semiconductor unit in India through a technology tie-up with an unnamed overseas company.
Altera's Structured ASIC design flow now ITAR-compliant for military apps
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
Altera's HardCopy II structured ASIC design and manufacturing flow is compliant with International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
QuickLogic extends SDIO host controller solution to encompass high capacity memory
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic's SDIO host controller has ability to handle Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards with greater than 2 GB capacities.
Lattice announces fast, low-cost FPGA DDR2 controller
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
Lattice offers the first 533 Mbps DDR2 SDRAM controller for its low-cost LatticeECP2 and LatticeECP2M FPGAs as well as its LatticeSC FPGA family.
Lattice announces production release of 90nm LatticeECP2 FPGAs
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
LatticeECP2 FPGAs (claimed to be the first low-cost FPGAs to support 533Mbps DDR2 memory interfaces) are now shipping.
Dual-core SoC cuts time-to-market at fraction of ASIC NRE costs
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
ST is offering the dual-core SPEAr Plus600, complemented with a single-core variant, SPEAr Head600. The products give printer, fax, point-of-sale (POS) and other equipment manufacturers the option of choosing between a single- and a dual-processor device with the same footprint and architecture, enabling them to address different market segments for the same application.
PicoChip learns lesson in leveraging Chinese talent
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3/8/2007   Post a comment
A small company buddies up with a big Beijing university and finds unexpected results--a partner that will help it grow.
Lattice FPGA supports PCIe version 1.1
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor has expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) IP core family within its ispLeverCORE portfolio by adding a x4 IP core as well as an evaluation board, demonstration software and drivers optimized for the LatticeECP2M low-cost FPGA family.
Lattice launches 'LEARN' customer training services program
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
The Lattice Education Alliance Resource Network (LEARN) includes partnerships with TM Associates (USA), eVision Systems (Germany), and Silicon Micro Systems (India).
OCP-IP introduces Open Network-on-Chip Benchmarks Initiative
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
A new whitepaper available from OPC-IP outlines the need for NoC benchmarking as well as the essential features of a NoC benchmarking environment.
eASIC partners with Korea-based GenCore Technology
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
GenCore can now deliver to the Korean designers affordable ASICs with no mask charges and with an FPGA-like ease-of-design in a short time-to-market.
Lattice to showcase 90nm FPGAs at ESC
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
90nm Lattice FPGAs (inc. new PCI Express solutions, embedded cores, and tools) will be presented in a paper at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC).
Nvidia, TSMC roll 65-nm embedded DRAM
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
Nvidia emerges at the first company to use TSMC's 65 nanometer embedded DRAM process.
Xilinx narrows guidance
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx narrowed its guidance for the current quarter, saying the company now expects revenue to be flat to down four percent compared to the $450.7 million in revenue the company posted for the third quarter of fiscal 2007.
Stratix II FPGAs selected for multi-format high-definition video decoder engine
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
Digital signal processing (DSP) system leader Ittiam Systems chooses Altera's high-performance Stratix II FPGAs for high-definition TV, DVD, and set-top boxes.
Lattice announces LatticeECP2M FPGA solution for PCI Express V 1.1
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
LatticeECP2M PCI Express core from Lattice Semiconductor enables single-chip, programmable PCI Express endpoints.
Semi market off to slow start
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
The IC industry has started off poorly in 2007, prompting Gartner Inc. to reduce its forecast for the overall chip market in 2007 from 9.2 percent to 6.4 percent.
Vision system highlights new BMW electronics
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
New and upgraded automotive electronics, particularly lane departure warning, are key features of the new BMW 5 Series.
Stretch S6: The best DSP ever?
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
Stretch is trying to combine the ease of programming of a DSP with the incredible computing power of an FPGA. Could this be the best processor ever?
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