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posted in April 2012
Case Study: Determining root cause of damaging high-voltage transients
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
Determining the source of electrical high-voltage transients to prevent light-rail car failure.
Check out MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/27/2012   Post a comment
I just received an email from Sherry Huss, who is Maker-in-Chief over at Make Magazine and Maker Faire.
A/D Converter -> FPGA -> D/A Converter: The JESD204/A/B Standard – “Where the rubber meets the road”
4/27/2012   10 comments
JESD204B will create opportunities for a wide range of data-crunching systems that require high throughput and on-the-fly processing flexibility.
Xilinx unveils vivado design suite for the next decade of 'All Programmable' devices
Design How-To  
4/27/2012   2 comments
State-of-the-art EDA technologies and methods underlie a new tool suite that will radically improve design productivity and quality of results...
Achronix chairman: Intel foundry gambit poised for payoff
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   14 comments
Achronix Semiconductor Corp., eight years into its startup phase, is hanging its hat on Intel’s 22-nm FinFET process technology for its survival and envisioned victory as it prepares to go public in 2014.
Synopsys extends HAPS FPGA-based debug visibility by 100X
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
New HAPS Deep Trace Debug dramatically increases signal tracing capacity in FPGA-based prototypes
Book Review: The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/25/2012   2 comments
This is like no other Zombie book I ever read.The ending was completely unexpected and left me gasping.
Xilinx unveils Vivado Design Suite for the next decade of ‘All-Programmable’ devices
Product News  
4/24/2012   9 comments
This IP and system-centric tool suite is built from the ground up to accelerate programmable systems integration and implementation by up to 4X.
DCD's D16950 UART core for FPGAs and ASICs/SoCs
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
All in one UART core with IRDA onboard is one of the most advanced and flexible UART cores available.
What's the best (and worst) name for a politician?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/24/2012   28 comments
My mind is currently spinning along thinking up good names for politicians, like...
3-D FPGAs enable silicon convergence
News & Analysis  
4/24/2012   7 comments
Altera says its three-dimensional FPGAs can incorporate a host of traditionally discrete components to boost system performance and minimize power consumption.
Achronix announces new 22nm Speedster22i FPGAs
Product News  
4/24/2012   1 comment
Achronic announces two new FPGA families at the 22nm node: the synchronous high-density (HD) Family and the asynchronous high-performance (HP) family.
Achronix reveals 22-nm FPGAs, courtesy of Intel
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Fabless FPGA vendor Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has announced details of its Speedster22i HD and HP product families, the first FPGAs to be built on a 22-nm manufacturing process technology.
The best book on Fuzzy Logic?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/23/2012   36 comments
I'm looking for a book from which I can get a good grip on Fuzzy Logic – sufficient to allow me to capture and implement a simple algorithm on an MCU or in an FPGA.
Microsemi announces 10,000th radiation-tolerant RTAX-S/SL FPGA shipment
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4/23/2012   1 comment
Commemorating 55 years in space, Microsemi will present at an upcoming forum sponsored by the Aerospace Corporation, a federally-funded R&D center
How to build a successful software technology company
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
The first in a series of conversations will outline the critical milestones which must be conquered to take a start-up from early stages to a strong, growing, sustainable business.
Algotronix releases MACsec product to secure Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
You need cryptographic IP cores for your FPGA products? The folks from Algotronix have the solutions…
Altera's sales slump on inventory glut, comms weakness
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4/20/2012   3 comments
Programmable logic vendor Altera said first quarter sales came up well short of analysts' expectations and the company's own revised guidance amid continued inventory reductions, weakness in the communications end market and tight foundry capacity at the leading edge.
Protect and share your data – SafeSync for Home or Business
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/18/2012   7 comments
I recently saw a live (over-the-web) demonstration of SafeSync, and I have to say that I was very impressed
Huawei recognizes Lattice as 'core partner'
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4/18/2012   Post a comment
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., one of the world's largest suppliers of telecommunications and networking equipment, has recognized FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) as a "2011 Core Partner."
Enhanced Xilinx real-time video engine accelerates path to production for next-gen video processing equipment
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4/16/2012   Post a comment
Targeted reference design is key to rapidly developing and deploying broadcast solutions
Altera, Eutecus provide multi-channel D1 resolution FPGA-based video analytics solution
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4/16/2012   Post a comment
Single-chip solution allows customers to perform 480p/30fps standard definition video analytics on four simultaneous video channels
These are the jokes the Muppet Show refused!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/16/2012   25 comments
In which we find some of the best (or worst, depending on your point of view) puns I’ve seen recently.
Xilinx Targeted Design Platform accelerates development of super high resolution 4K2K displays
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4/16/2012   Post a comment
Premier Xilinx Alliance member Tokyo Electron Device provides ACDC 1.0 hardware platform for Display Targeted Design Platform
BBC designs Xilinx FPGAs into camera-back mount to support transmission of video over IP
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4/16/2012   Post a comment
Move to IP networking eliminates SDI cabling at source and provides the system performance necessary to provide broadcast quality video transport
Barco Silex’s JPEG 2000 IP cores support all 28nm FPGAs
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4/16/2012   Post a comment
Barco Silex announces the support of its advanced JPEG 2000 IP cores on all FPGA devices created under the 28nm process.
Altera to showcase productivity and cost reduction solutions for multichannel systems at 2012 NAB
News & Analysis  
4/12/2012   1 comment
Visit Altera in Booth SL10015 to see how their 28-nm FPGAs help designers achieve optimal price, performance, and power for broadcast applications.
Automatic C-to-VHDL testbench generation shortens FPGA development time
Design How-To  
4/11/2012   1 comment
The use of FPGAs for complex processing can create an overall design that may combine C, VHDL, and Verilog.
The “Well-Endowed” Array
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/11/2012   6 comments
The National Science Foundation needs a name for its new radio astronomy center…
Microsemi’s SmartFusion cSoCs now meet military operating temperature requirements
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4/11/2012   Post a comment
High-reliability solution addresses SWaP concerns
Altera's OpenCL for FPGAs dramatically reduces development times
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4/10/2012   Post a comment
Early customer goHDR developed an FPGA-based, high-performance solution with OpenCL in a fraction of the time compared to traditional HDL flows
Impulse supports C-to-FPGA for Arista Networks 7124FX AppSwitch
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4/9/2012   Post a comment
Programming kit speeds development time for intelligent network applications and reduces the need for hardware design expertise
Rescue your wet phone / camera / whatever…
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/9/2012   12 comments
You just dropped your iPod or iPhone in the toilet AGAIN? Fear not, because the Bheestie Bag is poised to leap into action.
Xilinx target the Video Production Chain at NAB 2012
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4/9/2012   Post a comment
Real-time video engine and display platforms showcase how broadcast engineers can build better systems and get to market faster
Get ready for a sight you’ll never see again…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/9/2012   9 comments
The next transit of Venus occurs on 5/6 June 2012. If you miss this one you’ll have to wait until December 2117!
2D vs. 2.5D vs. 3D ICs 101
Design How-To  
4/8/2012   33 comments
There’s a lot of confusion in this area, so I decided to pen a few words on the subject to explain the way in which I see things...
Inside the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA: A closer look at the first FPGA to use HKMG technology
4/5/2012   2 comments
You can't help but take your hat off to Xilinx and TSMC for the first use of high-k metal gate technology in an FPGA application.
Embedded Software Boot Camp – Early registration deadline approaching
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/5/2012   Post a comment
The Barr Group’s embedded Software Boot Camp course is coming up on May 7-11 at Hanover, Maryland (near the BWI Airport)
SparkFun promotes electronics in schools with East Coast tour
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/5/2012   1 comment
The SparkFun Crew will travel from Massachusetts to South Carolina spreading the Embedded Electronics Love
Book Review: Hacker’s Delight by Henry S. Warren, Jr.
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/5/2012   5 comments
This is the book if you delight in subtle programming tricks and small algorithms that can be used to make your code “tighter” and more efficient...
My new moniker is “Tracker Trucker Max Esquire”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/4/2012   11 comments
I am now in possession of my upgraded truck, which is so tasty that I think it may be appropriate to add the “Esquire” honorific to my moniker…
Book Review: Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future by John MacCormick
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/3/2012   9 comments
I have to admit that I am overwhelmed with admiration for the way in which John MacCormick tackled this topic...
Free Webinar: New 32-bit processor for entry-level and energy-efficient app
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4/3/2012   Post a comment
I just heard about another free online training session that’s heading our way on 5 April 2012...
Rentable avatars that can attend conferences in your place
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/3/2012   15 comments
Well, rarely does a day go by that I don’t get to see or hear something that makes me say “Wow, what an interesting idea…”
Preparing for the forthcoming Zombie Apocalypse
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/2/2012   17 comments
Out of all the horror genres I was *not* interested in, zombies were right at the top of the list, until…
Major upgrade to Synopsys' Synplify FPGA synthesis tools
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4/2/2012   Post a comment
Latest Synplify FPGA synthesis software offers new high-reliability features and improved productivity for FPGA-based prototyping
"It's not fair!" said Tom darkly
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/1/2012   5 comments
Several prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited "Tom Swift" as an inspiration…
Well, just call me “Mr. Silly”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/1/2012   6 comments
I’m feeling a bit like Mr. Silly at the moment, because I just read this week’s email newsletter from This is True...
BYT-ON – World’s first graphene-based processor (graphene-based FPGAs to follow)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/1/2012   16 comments
Digital Core Design, the world-famous design laboratory in Bytom, Poland, has developed the world’s first processor made of graphene – the BYT-ON.

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