Xilinx, ASIC vendors talk licensing News & Analysis 6/22/2001 Post a comment Xilinx Inc. is talking to ASIC vendors about licensing its field-programmable gate array blocks to them. If such discussions are successful, ASIC companies will be able to include FPGAs in their ASICs and provide field programmability to their customers.
LSI, partners dial programmable core into ASICs News & Analysis 6/11/2001 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp. backed up two years of talk Monday (June 11) by rolling out details of a reconfigurable programmable logic function in an ASIC with partners Adaptive Silicon Inc. (ASi; Los Gatos, Calif.) and Ericsson.
Altera and Motorola team on CDMA News & Analysis 6/11/2001 Post a comment Just one week after signing a far-reaching supply pact with Nortel Networks Corp., Altera Corp. is teaming up with Motorola Inc.'s Global Telecom Solutions Sector in a similarly structured deal centered on the development of Motorola's "beyond 3G" CDMA network technology.
FPGA Synthesis of Custom DSP Blocks Using Distributed Arithmetic Design How-To 6/8/2001 Post a comment Distributed arithmetic, coupled with memory-rich FPGA platforms, provides an efficient means of implementing certain types of DSP functions. Instructors from the niversidad Politcnica de Valencia,Spain, explain how to design FPGA-based parameterized finite-impulse-response (FIR) filters based on this branch of mathematics.
Lattice expects 30% sequential drop in sales due to PLD weakness News & Analysis 6/7/2001 Post a comment HILLSBORO, Ore.--Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today said it now expects revenues to fall 30% in the current fiscal quarter from $111.1 million in the prior three-month period. The company's management blamed the shortfall on a decline in programmable logic consumption within communications and computing markets.
Xilinx expects sales to fall 15-25% from last quarter News & Analysis 6/4/2001 Post a comment Xilinx Inc. today said revenue for the current quarter is expected to decline 15% to 25% from what the company posted in the March quarter, as networking equipment OEMs -- accounting for the vast majority of its customers -- continue to work through a painful inventory correction.
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.
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