Mezzanine card design makes FPGA integration easy Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment VMETRO announced its first FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module dubbed the ADC510, which is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in DSP applications such as Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), and Radar.
Multirate DSP, part 2: Noninteger sampling factors Design How-To 4/28/2008 1 comment Part 2 show how to change the sampling rate by a non-integer factor. It also looks at multistage decimation and polyphase filters. Finally, it applies the concepts of upsampling and downsampling to a CD player.
RepRap " Self-replicating machine Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/23/2008 Post a comment Here's a novel idea... an open-source DIY (do-it-yourself) rapid prototyping machine that can manufacture a significant fraction of its own parts.
Startup raises funds for telecom-specific FPGAs News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment Startup Omiino Ltd. (Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland) has raised a seed funding round of £1.05 million (about $2.1 million) to be used for the development of a specialized field-programmable gate array (FPGA) optimized for use in telecommunications network equipment.
Polish IP provider makes 6802 microcontroller core Product News 4/21/2008 Post a comment Intellectual property provider Digital Core Design SA (Wroclaw, Poland) has announced the release of the D6802, an 8-bit microprocessor core, which is compatible with the 6802 industry-standard pin out, clock frequencies and instructions set.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.