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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times