For low-power design, speak two languages News & Analysis 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.
Xilinx unveils PCI Express development kit Product News 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.
Startup makes FPGA prototypes a snap Product News 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.
Edinburgh alliance claims FPGA computer saves energy News & Analysis 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.
Dual-core SoC cuts time-to-market at fraction of ASIC NRE costs Product News 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.
Lattice FPGA supports PCIe version 1.1 Product News 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.
Xilinx narrows guidance News & Analysis 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.
Semi market off to slow start News & Analysis 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.
Stretch S6: The best DSP ever? Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 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?
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.