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Product how-to: DSP/FPGA platform for video surveillance
Design How-To  
3/6/2009   Post a comment
Avnet's video surveillance platform pairs a TI DM6437 DaVinci DSP with a Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP FPGA. here's how the platform works, and how to get the most out of it.
Attend the 'too-hot-to-miss' live product teardowns at ESC Silicon Valley
Product News  
3/6/2009   Post a comment
We're tearing it up in Silicon Valley. See the inner workings of a deep-sea unmanned sub, a high-flying black box, and other cool stuff.
Comment: It's about passion, not the money (thankfully)
Blog  
3/6/2009   Post a comment
For one ACE Award nominee, it's about the work, not the money.
Stranger than (science) fiction
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/5/2009   Post a comment
I couldn't make this stuff up...
'Virtual Cocoon' aims to engage all senses
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
By engaging all five senses in a wrap-around headset, a team of scientists are aiming for what they call "real virtuality," a term used to describe their goal of rendering an experience so vivid that the user cannot tell it from the real thing.
Embedded processor market to resist financial crisis, say VDC
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc. (Natick, Mass.). The market research paints a relatively bright picture for the market in terms of volumes.
Avoid the crowds at ESC booth events
Product News  
3/4/2009   Post a comment
Know what's going on in the booths, and get there first
Conned: A History of Scams, Frauds and Swindles
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/4/2009   Post a comment
Here's yet another item I've added to my ever-growing *Wish List* at Amazon.
3-D TV scheme seeks to replace regular TVs
Product News  
3/4/2009   1 comment
As TV makers ready 3-D models, a company called Dynamic Digital Depth claims its automatic 2-D-to-3-D conversion algorithms could help replace conventional TVs.
How to detect solder joint faults in operating FPGAs in real time
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Without early detection, electrical anomalies caused by solder joint faults can result in the catastrophic failure of mission-critical equipment.
New Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Video Kit and NEC 6.5 inch LCD Panel Kit
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
New kits from Avnet Electronics Marketing feature a high-resolution NEC LCD panel and Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP 1800A technology.
Xilinx adds two authorized training providers in North America
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Faster Technology and North Pole Engineering expand the Xilinx global training network.
Video: Interview with Bill Carter
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/3/2009   Post a comment
In which yours truly gets to chat with Bill Carter, the designer of the world's first FPGA.
Xilinx ups guidance on better-than-expected Q1 sales
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FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has revised its guidance upwards for the March quarter of its fiscal 2009 year. Sales in the first calendar quarter are now expected to be down between 13 and 18 percent sequentially.
WIZnet expands from wired to wireless focus
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WIZnet offers an 802.11bg WLAN Access Point module a pin-head package.
Virtex 6 boosts bandwidth at 50% less power and 20% lower cost
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First device samples are available in 2nd quarter, and Xilinx will show off Virtex 6 at Embedded Systems Conference.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
Actel at Embedded World 2009
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Actel Corporation is exhibiting at this year's Embedded World exhibition and conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
Linux is available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor
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Embedded Linux solution now available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor, the industry's most widely used FPGA-based soft CPU.
Lattice FPGA enables low-cost PCIe bridge
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LatticeECP2M FPGA from Lattice Semiconductor enables low-cost PCI Express bridge for VOIP platforms based on Intel architecture.
IBM researchers discover way to cool carbon transistors
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
IBM researchers claim to have found a possible means of cooling carbon-based transistors by directly coupling their electric current fields with those of a silicon substrate.
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