Lattice Semi tips 90-nm nonvolatile FPGAs News & Analysis 5/29/2007 Post a comment The latest round of the FPGA ping-pong match begins this week, when Lattice will announce the availability of the LatticeXP2 family, its third generation of nonvolatile FPGAs, produced in a 90-nm process co-developed with foundry partner Fujitsu Ltd.
Achieving Certified IP Quality Efficiently Design How-To 5/29/2007 Post a comment The increasing use of design IP has reduced design effort per gate for the chip designer, but it has had an inverse effect on the chip-level integration and functional verification effort. This article explains how using complete formal functional verification enables IP providers to certify highest IP quality, and to do so cost-effectively and with a high productivity.
Intel-ST deal: What it means News & Analysis 5/23/2007 Post a comment Now that Intel and STMicroelectronics have finally sealed the deal, here's a look at how the deal measures up and what it may mean for the rest of the industry.
Chip brands failing Intel, AMD News & Analysis 5/22/2007 Post a comment What's in a name? Apparently not much, according to one survey that finds chip brands don't register as well with consumers as companies might think.
Xilinx celebrates one year at 65 nm News & Analysis 5/15/2007 Post a comment The folks at Xilinx report on-time execution for the industry's first 65 nm FPGAs and they are celebrating production qualification of thirteen members of the Virtex-5 family.
Under the Hood: PXI-5152 scope a design hotbed Teardown 5/14/2007 Post a comment
Precision oscilloscopes and laboratory instruments occupy a special place in the design flow for a new circuit or system. This is the instrument that verifies the performance of your prototype. It captures the signals your circuitry puts out and displays them on a calibrated screen. No matter how fast you think your high-speed circuit performs, the oscilloscope must run faster.
Analysis: Xilinx Spartan gets DSP Design How-To 5/9/2007 Post a comment The latest Spartan FPGAs from Xilinx offers substantial DSP performance at a much lower cost than it Virtex parts. BDTI explains how the new chips work, and how they compare to the Virtex-4 and Virtex-5
UMC targets CPUs, mulls commodity flash News & Analysis 5/7/2007 Post a comment As IDMs push to go fabless or fab-lite, UMC chief executive Jackson Hu says there will be more opportunities for the foundry to push into microprocessors and flash memory, a market he said the foundry "cannot ignore."
Bandlet de-interlace and up-conversion for HDTV via "super-resolution" framework Design How-To 5/4/2007 Post a comment Up-converting and de-interlacing standard definition television into high-quality HD raises deep image processing, mathematical and real time processing problems. The Let It Wave approach, using FPGA technology, is based on a full exploration of the 3-D environment of a missing pixel to compute it, by interpolating one or more available pixels located close to a line going through the missing pixel with a particular spatio-temporal direction. This "super-resolution" framework includes the previo
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.