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How to lower the cost of PCI Express adoption by using FPGAs
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
This "How To" article shows how FPGAs are driving the adoption of PCI Express in the embedded market.
Actel posts loss on increased revenue
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Actel posted a GAAP net loss of $200,000 on revenue of $46.3 million for the first quarter.
Das Keyboard!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/25/2006   Post a comment
What would you think about a computer keyboard with absolutely no markings on the keys: genius or insanity?
Ultrasonic teenage deterrent
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
A new device has been specifically designed to disperse groups of teenagers from loitering in areas in which they are not wanted.
Workstation uses Opteron CPU and FPGA module to accelerate C algorithms
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Changing the way computing is done with a supercomputer on everyone's desk!
Mathstar building video library for FPOAs
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Fabless programmable logic vendor MathStar unveiled an MPEG2 multi-stream decoder for its MOA1400D field programmable object array.
Virtex-4 PMC expansion card accelerates signal processing algorithms
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
4DSP's Virtex-4 FPGA-based PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) dubbed the FM480 can compute an FFT three times faster than a dual Intel Xeon processor blade while consuming a third of the power, according to the company.
UTAC opens new Singapore facility
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. opened a second facility in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services.
Lattice tailors PLDs for automotive market
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Lattice's MachXO Crossover PLDs and ispMACH 4000V CPLDs have been qualified to meet the requirements of the automotive sector.
How to build reliable FPGA memory interface controllers without writing your own RTL code!
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
What if a designer could simply use a GUI to input the memory system parameters and generate RTL code for use in an FPGA without writing it from scratch?
Lattice targets automotive market with CPLDs
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor said automotive versions of its MachXO and ispMACH 4000V programmable logic devices have been characterized and qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard, a guideline developed by major automakers and suppliers for qualifying electronic components.
How to combine FPGAs and DSPs to get the best base station performance
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
With higher bandwidth requirements and OFDMA coming soon, intelligent partitioning between DSPs and FPGAs will deliver the best combination of features and cost-effectiveness.
Stretch taps Craig Lytle as president, CEO
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
Software configurable processors start-up Stretch Inc. has appointed Craig Lytle president and chief executive officer.
Happy Birthday Mentor Graphics!
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
In the not-so-distant past, the company names "Daisy, Mentor, and Valid" went together like "Larry, Curly, and Moe!"
The most amazing computer keyboard ever!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/14/2006   Post a comment
I've just been introduced to the most amazing computer keyboard, in which every key is an active color display!
I asked: "what's the minimum instruction set for a CPU?" And the answer is...
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
According to one reader, the answer is just one instruction, and he has the references to prove it!
Using complex triggers in an FPGA-based RTL debugger
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
This tutorial describes techniques for using highly sophisticated trigger mechanisms that can be used to isolate just those events that are germane to a particular problem.
Any positions open for an EE near Newton, MA?
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4/11/2006   Post a comment
I've been in email correspondence with a reader about different design technologies; he's a good all-rounder who is looking for a job.
Platform FPGA design for high-performance DSPs
Design How-To  
4/11/2006   1 comment
This tutorial explains how Platform FPGAs can be used to meet the challenges of today's demanding high-performance real-time DSP applications.
Serial IO toolkit simplifies debug of Virtex-4 FX RocketIO transceivers
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc.'s Serial IO toolkit is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of debugging high-speed serial IO designs based on the PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, Gigabit Ethernet, XAUI and Fibre Channel standards.
What's the minimum instruction set for a useful CPU?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/7/2006   Post a comment
I'm currently pondering the minimum instruction set for a useful CPU. Any ideas or musings would be gratefully received.
Advancing FPGA design flows using Chronology's TimingDesigner
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4/7/2006   Post a comment
This tutorial explores a technique for determining necessary clock skew for balanced read data capture margins with DDR memory interface designs.
DSP design flows in FPGAs
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4/5/2006   Post a comment
Strategies for designing DSP applications for FPGAs
A more efficient FFT for communications applications using a massively parallel processor array
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4/5/2006   Post a comment
It's possible to use software-programmable architectures to emulate the advantages and flexibility of hardware-oriented tradeoffs.
The first "integrated circuit" from 1926!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/5/2006   Post a comment
To my mind, the "Loewe 3NF" from 1926 (a device conceived to reduce the amount of taxes one had to pay) certainly qualifies as an "integrated circuit"!
I'm in Nixie Tube Heaven!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/4/2006   Post a comment
I've just been introduced to the "Mike's Electric Stuff" website, which provides a goldmine of information on early display technologies and other "stuff".
AccelDSP Synthesis 8.1 incorporates AccelChip technology
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4/4/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx rolled out AccelDSP Synthesis version 8.1 and the AccelWare DSP libraries of algorithmic intellectual property, the company's first offerings to include the AccelChip technology it acquired in January.
Arrggh, I almost had a Jacob's Ladder!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/3/2006   Post a comment
Another system clock contender for my "Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer" project would be a Jacob's ladder.
Xilinx claims lowest cost PCI Express starter kit
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4/3/2006   Post a comment
Claiming the industry's lowest cost PCI Express starter kit, programmable logic vendor Xilinx unveiled a Xilinx PCI Express starter kit with a list price of $349, based on the company's Spartan-3 FPGAs.
FPGA partial reconfiguration mitigates variability
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4/3/2006   Post a comment
Partial reconfiguration allows a predefined portion of an FPGA to be reconfigured while the device operates. Xilinx authors show how it can mitigate design variability, and explain how to implement it.


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