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posted in May 2012
What do you do if you have an FPGA question?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/30/2012   7 comments
Why, you "Ask Max" of course…
Breakthrough automatic partitioning tool from Flexras Technologies
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
New automatic partitioning tool boosts FPGA-based prototyping performance by 10X.
Xilinx ships the world’s first heterogeneous 3D FPGA
Product News  
5/30/2012   5 comments
The 3D integration of 28 Gbps transceivers enables breakthrough bandwidth and signal integrity for Nx100G and 400G line card solutions.
One way to honor the inventor of the TV remote control
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/27/2012   6 comments
The Clicker is an all-in-one uber-gadget that fuses the remote control with the ever-important bottle cap opener…
Accelerate partial reconfiguration with a 100% hardware solution
Design How-To  
5/26/2012   4 comments
For timing-critical applications like video, a hardware-only solution improves operational capabilities for Xilinx FPGAs.
Stuff to see at DAC: Blue Pearl Software
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5/26/2012   Post a comment
Blue Pearl Software Suite accelerates FPGA implementation by generating SDCs for Synopsys Synplify Pro and Xilinx Vivado.
New Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit
Product News  
5/26/2012   4 comments
Accelerate design productivity for broadcast, aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical applications using Xilinx’s Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit.
Tweet-a-Thief uses social media to fight crime
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/24/2012   3 comments
Tweetathief was established to provide a central portal for people to post about lost and stolen items, pets, or people…
Is it true? Embedded MCU designers learning FPGAs?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/23/2012   11 comments
Over the last few weeks I’ve been asking my microcontroller friends what they know about FPGAs; the results certainly surprised me…
Can you handle an All Programmable Planet?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/22/2012   Post a comment
Actually, you don’t have much of a choice, because it’s here already!
FPGA testing for DO-254 compliance
Design How-To  
5/22/2012   1 comment
This article describes key challenges that can be encountered when verifying FPGA pin-level requirements during board-level testing under DO-254 guidelines.
I’m going to walk across America!
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
5/21/2012   37 comments
I’ve decided to walk from Central Park in New York to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (metaphorically speaking).
It looks unappealing and it smells appalling, but…
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
5/18/2012   6 comments
I note that people seem to be giving my office a wide berth as they pass by my door.
Americans should stop whining about gas prices!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/17/2012   12 comments
Gas was much cheaper when I first came to America 22 years ago, but even today the price isn’t too bad compared to many other countries…
The growing use of programmable logic in mobile handsets
Design How-To  
5/17/2012   6 comments
Programmable logic adds direct value by providing system architects a way to quickly innovate and add new functionality to their products.
Wow – I am “tickled pink” as they say!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/15/2012   3 comments
Being “tickled pink” refers to enjoyment great enough to make the recipient glow with pleasure – which certainly describes my current state of being…
QuickLogic enhances viewability of “Pop Video”
Product News  
5/15/2012   5 comments
Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) delivers improved content viewability in all lighting conditions for Pico Projector for use with iPhone and iPod Touch
Microsemi attains QML Class V qualification for space FPGAs
Product News  
5/15/2012   2 comments
Newly-qualified radiation-tolerant RTAX-S/SL FPGAs available now
CWCDS debuts rugged Xilinx Kintex-based FPGA XMC cards
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5/15/2012   Post a comment
The new Kintex-7 FPGA-based XF07 XMC cards from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) combine Xilinx’s new Kintex-7 devices with CWCDS’ new XMC modular block architecture.
Satin to introduce automated design monitoring at DAC 2012
Product News  
5/14/2012   Post a comment
The folks at Satin Technologies have a painful problem (and it's not one you can make go away by rubbing cream on it).
The fascination of Max
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/12/2012   10 comments
In which a reader asks ... a lot of questions pertaining to the "Magnificence of Max"
How to use the CORDIC algorithm in your FPGA design
Design How-To  
5/12/2012   1 comment
It’s one of the most important algorithms for implementing DSP and mathematical functions, but many designers are unfamiliar with CORDIC.
Is this a map of dark matter or the "fools gold" equivalent?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/11/2012   22 comments
Like Winnie the Pooh, I am a bear of simple brain, and many things confuse and confound me. One such topic is that of dark matter.
Saving size, weight in avionics, military or space power distribution systems
Design How-To  
5/11/2012   Post a comment
Power distribution systems for military, aviation and space electronics must be optimized for efficiency, size and weight. These goals can be achieved by the use of high reliability DC-DC converter and EMI filter modules. Further improvements can be achieved by replacing linear regulators with high efficiency, high power density point of load converters.
EVE accelerates S/W development for TI's OMAP 5
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5/10/2012   Post a comment
FPGA-based H/W-assisted ZeBu-Server verification platform performed 30X faster than closest competitor
Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/9/2012   29 comments
My mind is churning away thinking about the various different genres of television programs I used to watch as a kid circa the early 1960s.
HuMANDATA launches Altera Cyclone IV USB-FPGA Board
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5/9/2012   Post a comment
HuMANDATA's EDA-301 is a USB FPGA board powered by Altera's high-spec Cyclone IV E FPGA on a compact, 53 x 54mm PCB.
Lattice ships over 1 million MachXO2 "Do-It-All" PLDs
Product News  
5/9/2012   1 comment
Fastest customer adoption in company history for innovative low cost, low power PLD family.
Production release of Lattice iCE40 mobileFPGA devices
Product News  
5/9/2012   1 comment
Two New $39 iCEblink40 development kits enable access to production-qualified, non-volatile 40nm programmable technology
Tabula’s ABAX 3PLDs are in the news
News & Analysis  
5/9/2012   2 comments
It seems that Tabula's innovative FPGA architecture has won a prestigious 2012 Edison Award.
Well, this certainly took me by surprise...
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/8/2012   16 comments
This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge...
Buy one virtual classroom seat and get one free!
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
If you buy one virtual classroom seat, you get one (worth $495) free!
Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs at Interop 2012
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
FPGA solutions enable backplane connectivity and traffic processing for next generation networking and data center applications.
New power management architecture from Lattice
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
New levels of flexibility and scalability enable power management of circuit boards with up to 36 power supply rails.
Xcell Journal Magazine Spring 2012 Edition is here
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
The Spring 2012 issue of Xcell Journal takes a deep dive into Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite, plus there are lots of other great articles.
Time is money! A quick fix for those pesky FPGA design errors
Design How-To  
5/4/2012   Post a comment
The ability to use hierarchical design and fast error resolution to achieve a working design with fewer design iterations is now seen as being mission-critical.
Comparing four 32-bit soft processor cores
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/3/2012   2 comments
Our old friend Sven-Åke Andersson from Sweden has been experimenting with a number of 32-bit soft processor cores...
Clipix – is this the tool we've all been waiting for?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/3/2012   11 comments
The Web has become an indispensable tool. The only problem is keeping track of all the places you've been and the things you've seen.
Book Review: In Pursuit of the Unknown by Ian Stewart
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
5/2/2012   1 comment
I just finished "Pursuit of the Unknown – 17 Equations That Changed the World," and I have to say that this was a jolly good read.
eASIC's chips provide 3X efficiency increase for supercomputer
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5/2/2012   Post a comment
GRAPE-8 supercomputer achieves 6.5 GFLOPS/Watt efficiency for astrophysical simulations.
Questions re the concept of "ground" and related "stuff"
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/2/2012   20 comments
Earth ground, chassis ground, common, signal ground, voltage ground ... my head hurts!
Yet another threat to your PC, but this one looks to be real...
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
5/1/2012   13 comments
I'm so used to receiving fake "doom and gloom" emails that it comes as something of a surprise to run across a real, legitimate menace...

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