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Mentor Graphics publishes book on BGA routing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
A new book on BGA routing from Mentor will be of mega-interest to folks trying to break-out FPGAs with thousands of pins.
8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Lattice announces automotive versions of flash-based non-volatile FPGAs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
New generation automotive FPGAs from Lattice provide system-on-chip functionality, high performance, low power, and "Instant-On" enhanced non-volatility.
Photron Turns to Xilinx Programmable Solutions for Latest High Speed Camera
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Based on Xilinx FPGAs, the FASTCAM MH4-10K high-speed camera from Photron can shoot 2,000 frames per second.
Altera DSP tools get big performance boost
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
DSP Builder 8.0 features timing-aware Simulink synthesis.
Air hockey-playing robot plus uber-cool software
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/27/2008   Post a comment
I just ran across a couple of interesting blogs that have videos associated with them, and it's well worth taking a peek at these little scamps.
Analysis: Analytics moves into surveillance cameras
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
BDTI analyzes startup Eutecus' FPGA-based multicore video analytics architecture.
Tip of the Week---Simple power supply for FPGAs, Part 2
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
DC/DC IC building-block systems such as Linear Technology's microModules are a good solution for simple and compact low-voltage, high-current power supply applications. In this concluding part, we discuss chip and board layout and thermal performance.
The best-ever freeware utilities
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2008   Post a comment
There are tools here I never even heard of before, but now I know they're there I realize I can't live without them!
Avnet Memec launches Actel Ultra-Low-Power SpeedWay Design Workshop
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Workshops provide hands-on experience in leveraging Actel's 5-microwatt IGLOO FPGAs for battery-operated and portable applications.
Leveraging Virtual Platforms for Embedded Software Validation: Part 2
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
In Part 2 of a series a case study is provided to illustrate the concepts and benefits of using a well-modeled virtual platform of a simple system-on-chip (SoC) design.
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and other stuff
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/25/2008   Post a comment
It's all go at the moment, my mom is in an airplane jetting over to see me as I pen these words, plus some classic comics are heading my way.
How to select CPLDs for handheld applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
CPLDs offer designers a low-cost system solution with significant advantages compared to traditional implementations using ASICs and ASSPs.
Killing people in an environmentally friendly way
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/24/2008   1 comment
When one is creating weapons to blow things up and kill people, it seems a little "weird" to associate an "environmentally friendly" qualifier with them.
Agility introduces programmable platform for image and signal processing
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
The RC240 programmable platform from Agility Design Solutions combines an FPGA and ARM CPU to save months on algorithm prototyping.
Webcast on signal integrity issues with FPGAs
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is offering a webcast on signal integrity issues with FPGAs.
Don't slip on the PEEL array
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/23/2008   2 comments
Does anyone know the name of the company that purchased ICT and their PEEL arrays?
Lattice enhances its wireless base station portfolio
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Lattice's low-cost LatticeECP2M FPGA family provides updated support for key wireless functionality, including DDC/DUC, CPRI and OBSAI.
Altera MAX IIZ CPLDs go to the Beijing Olympics
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Altera Corporation's MAX II CPLDs are going to the Olympics. Shenzhen Huayu Communications Technology Company Limited selected MAX IIZ for use in its P1200 portable handsets at the summer Olympics for ID identification, logistics, and public transportation services.
Winning the Pinewood Derby--Or using a CPLD to get the most from your cellular handset
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
CPLDs fit within the power and BOM budget of handset designs and are a less expensive alternative to upgrading to a more advanced chipset for differentiating features. Here's how, for example, to use a CPLD to hang a QWERTY keyboard off of a handset.
Renesas : ASSP microcontrollers suit low end motor control
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Renesas Technology has announced further application specific standard products (ASSP) in its R8C/Tiny series of high performance 16-bit microcontrollers.
Timing-driven Simulink FPGA synthesis
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6/22/2008   Post a comment
The latest Simulink blocksets take in top-level system timing constraints to achieve a level of performance previously achievable only with hand coded HDL. Here's how it works.
A staple-free stapler - what a good idea!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/20/2008   Post a comment
I can't count the times I've been trying to remove a staple and ended up with it sticking into my thumb or slipping under my fingernail.
How to drive your business colleagues insane
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
If would be a funny old world if you couldn't laugh at somebody else's misfortunes (grin).
IBM, Toshiba devise CMOS FET
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. and IBM Corp. have co-developed a high-performance CMOS field effect transistor (FET)--an event that could propel a new class of devices.
IBM, Toshiba devise CMOS FET
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. and IBM Corp. have co-developed a high-performance CMOS field effect transistor (FET)--an event that could propel a new class of devices.
Harsh words re Cadence grabbing Mentor
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
A reader has some very definite views he felt moved to share with me (be warned, this includes tongue-twisting words like "megalithic mediocrity").
Mistral makes available new products supporting Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Curtiss Wright's board-level products based on Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs are being made available by Mistral Solutions.
So, which type of car did I end up buying?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/19/2008   2 comments
With regard to my hunt for a new car, lots of folks are asking which make and model I ended up purchasing...
RF Engines, Thales team for receiver FPGA design
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
RF Engines (Isle of Wight, England) has won an extension contract from Thales' Land & Joint Systems Division for the supply of a complex FFT-based design on a single Altera Cyclone II FPGA. The design is a key requirement for a digital receiver system under development at the defence systems contractor.
Altium announces new publishing and version control capabilities
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Extensive publishing outputs, new version control for graphical files, new automatic document previews -- all out of the box.
XtremeData begins shipping 1066 MHz Altera Stratix III FPGA-based Intel FSB module
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Based on Altera Stratix III FPGAs, new XD2000i co-processor modules from XtremeData claimed to enjoy power, performance, and space advantages over current GPUs.
Understanding Class-D amplifier power supply requirements
Design How-To  
6/18/2008   1 comment
This article reviews the steps necessary - including equations and examples - to determine the power supply requirements for a Class-D audio amplifier.
Frequency domain tutorial, part 2: complex signals and spectral diagrams
Design How-To  
6/18/2008   3 comments
Part 2 introduces quadrature (complex) signals, and explains the nature, and notation, of the spectral diagrams used in DSP.
Choosing a microcontroller and other design decisions - Part 3
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
This three-part article is abstracted from the book "Embedded Hardware Know It All", which provides a "360 degree" view from best-selling authors.
Beatboxing with LabVIEW FPGA
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
NI's Vineet Aggarwal shows off his beatboxing skills and in the process demos the capabilities of LabVIEW FPGA.
Freescale accelerator replaces basestation FPGAs, ASICs
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Freescale introduces industry's first multi-standard accelerator supporting emerging wireless technologies for 3G-LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+ and TDD-LTE base stations.
Jules Vernian analog synthesizer
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
This is one of those things you don't know you want until you see it, after which you can't get it out of your mind...
Atmel debuts first MCU with FPGA interface
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Atmel debuts an ARM7 MCU with a direct FPGA interface. Developers can program the device with existing tools; special logic manages communication between the MCU and FPGA.
Cadence trying to buy Mentor
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Noooooo! I am not a happy camper. This is NOT a good idea.
Flexible Ethernet switch reduces development time
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Systemwide clock synchronization is set to be enhanced and empowered by a joint-effort optimized switch designed for use with IEEE 1588 systems.
Making the world a better place one smile at a time
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
Here's a really worthwhile charity that helps kids in developing countries by providing life-changing surgery.
Lattice Semiconductor appoints new president and CEO
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
Veteran technology executive Bruno Guilmart to take the reins as president and CEO of the Lattice Semiconductor FPGA Company.
Radiocomp and Altera partner on OBSAI/CPRI IP cores for next-generation mobile networks
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
This ready-to-implement technology solution is comprised of Radiocomp's OBSAI and CPRI IP cores in conjunction with Altera's Stratix IV GX FPGAs.
Multithreading threatens to unravel beyond 45 nm
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6/16/2008   2 comments
The EDA industry is having second thoughts about whether adding multithreading capabilities to design automation tools is the best way to exploit multicore systems. "Threads are dead," Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst for Gary Smith EDA, said at the Design Automation Conference.
But what about...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/13/2008   Post a comment
Inflatable cars that can survive a fall off a cliff; I get a new car; but what about...
Analysis: Xilinx debuts Virtex-5 FXT, expands SXT
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6/13/2008   Post a comment
BDTI analyzes the first two members of Xilinx's Virtex-5 FXT platform geared towards serial communications and embedded applications.
The proper care and feeding of your battery
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6/13/2008   Post a comment
The proper care of your battery subsystem involves being cognizant of a host of battery-related complexities and options for addressing them.
Automotive FPGAs make grade
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6/13/2008   Post a comment
With many established chip markets offering little growth, the automotive sector stands out as fertile territory for FPGAs and complex PLDs.
Frequency domain tutorial, part 1: Dealing with ambiguity
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
Here's what you need to know about the mathematics and notation of FFTs and the discrete frequency domain. We start by discussing the ambiguities of discrete signals.
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