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DCD's D68000 IP core with Linux, MAC, and debugger
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Digital Core Design announce a modern incarnation of the good old Motorola 68000 processor as an IP core for use in FPGAs and ASICs/SoCs.
Microsemi's advanced motor control algorithms for SmartFusion cSoCs
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
SmartFusion cSoCs (chips with MCU, programmable digital, and programmable analog) provide cost-effective solutions ideal for safety-critical applications.
New Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA-based Connectivity Kit
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Use of pre-verified and integrated IP shortens time-to-market, reduces BOM, future-proofs high speed serial designs, and dramatically increases design productivity.
Kane's new Altera Stratix V-based Computational Accelerator
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Kane Computing has announced that the Gidel ProcV PCIe x 8 (Gen3) computational accelerator board is now in production.
Our society is doomed...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/29/2012   50 comments
Someone just sent me a photograph that makes you think "I don’t know whether to laugh or cry"…
New HyperLink DSP interface FPGA core from Integre Technologies
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
Integretek core leverages proven Texas Instruments’ HyperLink technology connecting Altera and Xilinx FPGA designs to TI’s TMS320C66x multicore processors.
Xilinx delivers PCIe Gen3 hard block and 1866 Mb/s DDR3 solution
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6/27/2012   1 comment
Xilinx integrated block for the PCI Express Gen3 standard accelerates productivity and increases system performance.
A blast from the past -- Red Dwarf
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/22/2012   25 comments
I am currently a very happy Max, because I just discovered that Red Dwarf is available from the iTunes Store…
DP5-A: An Altera FPGA video development platform
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6/22/2012   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced a range of low cost boards targeted at SD and HD video development.
Agile Zynq-7000 EPP software-defined radio kit
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6/20/2012   1 comment
Avnet and Analog Devices introduce the Agile Zynq-7000 EPP/Analog Devices software-defined radio kit
Live webinar on safety-critical apps and high-reliability products
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6/20/2012   1 comment
The folks from Microsemi are inviting us to attend their live webinar on Tuesday 26 June 2012 from 8:00am to 9:00am Pacific Time (and it's free – hurray!)
Altera, TI speed RF design with dev kit for Arria V FPGAs
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6/19/2012   1 comment
New development kit reduces the time needed to design and verify RF systems from months to weeks.
Xilinx targets reduced OpEx and CapEx for network operators
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6/19/2012   Post a comment
Comprehensive offering of forward error correction IP cores announced at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference
I love Stanley (and Stanley loves me)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/18/2012   22 comments
I'm waiting for someone to say "Excuse me, do you happen to have any jumper cables," so that I can proudly whip out my Stanley...
Optimizing FPGAs for power: A full-frontal attack
Design How-To  
6/18/2012   1 comment
This piece is a hands-on how to optimize FPGA designs for low power operation. This is a universal topic but, of course, it is really important for wireless and mobile military and aerospace applications that run on battery power. Such applications go from planes, to drones to frontline soldier communication equipment.
Why people like the British
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/18/2012   13 comments
Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
Impulse achieves 16X speed-up of genome analysis on $2,500 FPGA module
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6/15/2012   Post a comment
Impulse and Pico Computing collaboration brings faster, cheaper bio research tools.
Microsemi FPGAs and cSoCs for extreme temperatures
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6/15/2012   3 comments
Programmable devices operate at 150-to-200 degrees Celsius
Xilinx to demo All Programmable OTN Solutions
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6/15/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx OTN IP portfolio enables Telecom/Network OEMs to innovate and differentiate products while reducing time-to-market and Total Cost of Ownership
Lattice offers free "@MachX02 Speed" seminars
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6/13/2012   1 comment
Worldwide seminar series focuses on low cost, high system integration, and fast time-to-market of MachXO2 PLD family.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse – I am not alone!
6/13/2012   11 comments
And you all thought I was being silly... well, shame on you! (grin)
Altera’s latest Quartus II FPGA design S/W up to 4X faster
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6/12/2012   1 comment
Building on more than a decade of software innovation, Quartus II software v12.0 delivers additional productivity and performance advantages for system designers.
Zynq-7000 EPP ZedBoard from Avnet and Digilent
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6/12/2012   1 comment
I must have been dozing under a rock last week, because I completely missed the news that Avnet and Digilent have introduced the ZedBoard (I WANT ONE!!!)
Lattice's programmable Power Manager solutions in SSDs
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6/11/2012   3 comments
Reduces capacitor size, removes boost converter, increases reliability, and reduces cost of power protection for solid state drives (SSDs).
ST opens up 28-nm, 20-nm FDSOI with GlobalFoundries
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6/11/2012   Post a comment
Chip vendor STMicroelectronics has announced that it has signed up GlobalFoundries to be an additional source of devices made using 28-nm and 20-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) technology. As part of the same deal ST is opening up the FDSOI process to let the foundry offer the process to other customers.
Can you beat these bagpipe jokes?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/9/2012   42 comments
when I was reading this month's issue of the Reader's Digest, I spotted a great bagpipe joke as follows...
Ray Bradbury RIP
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/8/2012   9 comments
As you've doubtless heard by now, one of the all-time Science Fiction "Greats" – Ray Bradbury – passed away a couple of days ago on June 5, 2012.
The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/8/2012   36 comments
I just received a photo of the Transit of Venus from "Down Under" (Australia), which – and don’t ask me how – lead me to the idea of forming a not-so-secret society…
Why everyone needs a good proofreader…
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/8/2012   8 comments
I wanted THAT comma just where I put it, for gosh sakes!
How to track your engineering tools
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/7/2012   7 comments
This is going to blow one reader's socks off, because he emailed this question to me just 1 minute ago and I hope to post my response blog in under 5 minutes…
CRC7 for SD with FPGA
6/6/2012   1 comment
A student is looking for material for performing CRC7 calculations for an FPGA / SD card project...
Lattice shipping first samples of LatticeECP4 FPGAs
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6/6/2012   1 comment
6G SERDES, hardened communication blocks, and double data rate DSP blocks among innovations for cost-power-Sensitive apps in wireless, wireline, and video markets.
Hurray! I saw the Transit of Venus!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
6/6/2012   20 comments
When I arrived home, bits of blue sky were visible here and there, but these bits of blue sky were not in the same place as the setting sun...
New reference designs for Lattice MachXO2 PLDs
Product News  
6/5/2012   1 comment
MachXO2’s unique I2C, SPI, and Flash memory hard IP also implemented in new re-usable demonstration designs.
FPGA-based vacation light controller
Design How-To  
6/5/2012   13 comments
I decided I could use the FPGA as the ‘brain’ of the gadget, and simply wire up a few infrared LEDs to the I/O pins on the development board...
Transit of Venus – Help us recreate a scientific experiment
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
6/5/2012   14 comments
I think this is a GREAT idea. Full instructions are given on the Transit2012 webpage. All you have to do is...
Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
6/5/2012   5 comments
Microsemi has denied that there is a "backdoor" in its ProASIC3 FPGAs that would allow users or hackers to circumvent security features. The company has also disclosed that a next-generation of programmable devices with enhanced protection will be announced soon.
SparkFun's ProtoSnap Line Gets Wheels with MiniBot
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6/4/2012   Post a comment
MiniBot offers users an easy, affordable introduction to robotics

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