Stratix V User Guide Lite
Design How-To 3/29/2011 2 comments
Where do you learn the essentials of an FPGA family? Data sheets make your eyes water; User Guides are too large and time-consuming; what’s required is a User Guide Lite…
PLD startup Tabula snags $108M in funding
News & Analysis 3/28/2011 5 comments
Programmable logic startup Tabula secured $108 million in funding from seven venture capital firms, one of the largest rounds of funding ever announced by a private semiconductor company.
‘Dear God…’ (From the Dog)
Blog 3/26/2011 9 comments
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of ‘Diaries belonging to the Cat’ and ‘To-do lists for the Dog’ type messages going around the Internet, but this was a new one for me and it made me smile so I thought I’d share it…
Error messages we can all understand
Blog 3/23/2011 14 comments
Have you ever been working with a computer when something goes ‘pear-shaped’ and you receive an error message that might be written in Martian for all the good it does you?
The real role of EDA in the Cloud
Design How-To 3/23/2011 7 comments
That great big storage bucket in the sky – the vast array of networked devices we call ‘The Cloud’ is a growing presence in our lives. Now EDA had to find its place in the Cloud.
May you live in interesting times…
Blog 3/21/2011 1 comment
When change happens, it usually hurts somebody, and that is why the expression ‘May you live in interesting times’ is usually seen as a curse, but I see this as an opportunity for EDA…
Xilinx ships first 28nm Kintex-7 FPGAs
Product News 3/21/2011 2 comments
A friend at Xilinx just emailed me to say: ‘We shipped parts to two customers on Friday and we’ve posted a video to YouTube – everyone here is ecstatic about how quickly these came in and how well they’re testing.’
Hardware/Software integration: Closing the gap
Design How-To 3/13/2011 2 comments
As a verification methodology, FPGA-based ASIC prototyping has brought the hardware and software debug environments onto a single platform. However, methodologies must evolve to reduce bring-up, system debugging, and RTL debugging time as primary goals.
Xilinx launches next-gen ISE design suite
News & Analysis 3/8/2011 Post a comment
Xilinx announced the immediate availability of the latest version of its ISE Design Suite, ISE 13, featuring enhancements to improve productivity and progression towards true plug-and-play IP that targets the company's Spartan-6, Virtex-6 and 7 series FPGAs.
Book Review: EDA Graffiti by Paul McLellan
Engineer’s Bookshelf 3/6/2011 2 comments
I don’t know where to start. This is unlike any other book on EDA that I’ve ever seen. One thing I will say is that I learned a whole lot of stuff about things I didn’t even know I didn’t know...
SmartDraw – The Visio Killer?
Blog 3/2/2011 40 comments
If you need to create professional-looking drawings and flowcharts and other diagrams for use in articles and presentations and suchlike, then maybe SmartDraw is the program for you.