Lattice Spins 10-Gbit Transceiver Chip News & Analysis 6/25/2003 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. this week will unwrap a transceiver chip that moves data at 10 Gbits/second, considered the luxury class among off-the-shelf
transceivers. Lattice becomes the second programmable-logic vendor, after Xilinx Inc., to move into standalone serializer/deserializer transceivers as a way to gain
sockets in networking equipment.
Altera drives deeper into ASIC turf News & Analysis 6/23/2003 Post a comment Altera Corp. appears to be issuing its biggest challenge yet to ASIC manufacturers by enabling customers to convert the company's Stratix FPGAs into mask-programmed ASICs through its HardCopy program. Altera's move is intended to further highlight and take advantage of the cost and time-to-market differences between FPGAs and ASICs.
Actel Unveils Space FPGA Family News & Analysis 6/1/2003 Post a comment The hi-rel business segment accounts for nearly one-third of Actel's total revenues. This segment includes space, military/aero, and automotive. Last month, Actel announced that it is pursuing the automotive electronics markets with the introduction of a group of extended-temperature-range devices (see Actel Goes After Auto Market). Designers of hi-rel equipment are attracted to Actel's antifuse FPGAs since
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.