Xilinx beats estimates on record annual sales News & Analysis 4/27/2011 3 comments Xilinx posted record sales of $2.37 billion for its fiscal year and reported revenue for the quarter ended April 2 and guidance for current quarter ending in June that exceeded consensus analysts' expectations.
Atmospherics Monitor Design How-To 4/25/2011 9 comments This is a project that I [Max] have wanted to build for ages. It will allow me to tune into the sounds of the heavens. I’ve painstakingly gathered all of the parts and now I’m ready for action…
Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs: User Guide Lite Design How-To 4/19/2011 7 comments This article highlights the capabilities of the new Xilinx 7 series FPGAs, giving potential users the information they need to understand the features of the families.
FPGA veteran drafted to lead Achronix News & Analysis 4/15/2011 6 comments High-speed FPGA vendor Achronix Semiconductor Corp. has announced that Robert Blake has joined the company as president and CEO. Blake has held senior positions with Altera and was most recently CEO of Octasic Inc.
Cisco turns the Flip into a Flop Blog 4/14/2011 5 comments I cannot believe it. Just two years after Cisco bought the startup company that created the Flip Video – the most popular video camera in America – they’ve decided to kill it as a product.
The incredible shrinking Max Blog 4/13/2011 7 comments I always wondered what it would be like to be six inches tall. I just saw a site that creates custom figurines. These look really tasty – I think it would be mega-cool to have a mini-me on my desk…
My Geiger counter doesn’t count (sob sob) Engineering Pop Culture! 4/8/2011 93 comments Sad to relate, my do-it-yourself Geiger counter kit has not – as yet – counted anything. But is this because it is broken, or because I have not yet presented it with anything to count?
SiliconBlue tips FPGA move to 40-nm Product News 4/5/2011 1 comment Low power FPGA vendor SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. has disclosed some information about its mobileFPGA devices being made for it using a 40-nm low power CMOS process technology by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Xilinx buys optical transport chip vendor News & Analysis 4/1/2011 2 comments FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. has acquired Omiino Ltd. a Belfast telecommunications startup for an undisclosed amount, according to local reports. Xilinx follows AppliedMicro and Altera as an acquirer of companies that developed optical transport IP and implemented it in FPGAs.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments