PLD vendor releases open IP core soft MCU Product News 7/29/2005 Post a comment In a move to drive user development of its new 8-bit soft microcontroller core, Lattice Corp. is offering an open IP core license that eliminates the boundaries found in free reference designs that restricts the use of IP.
Flash-based FPGA to integrate analog functions Product News 7/27/2005 Post a comment In the next six to nine months, Actel Corp. will unveil products that employ its latest technology called Fusion, which combines mixed-signal analog capabilities with flash memory and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) fabric in a monolithic programmable system chip (PSC).
Cypress falls short on profit expectations News & Analysis 7/21/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported a second-quarter net loss of $15.3 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $220.5 million, compared to earnings of $21.9 million, or 18 cents per share on sales of $264.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
Logikchip aktualisiert Software (fast) ohne Betriebsunterbrechung Product News 7/18/2005 Post a comment Als eine neue Klasse programmierbarer Bausteine positioniert Lattice Semiconductor seine programmierbaren Crossover-Logikschaltkreise in die Lücke zwischen CPLDs und FPGAs. Unter der Bezeichnung MachXO soll die Produktfamilie ein breites Anwendungsspektrum von Automobilelektronik über Bus-Bridging-Applikationen bis zu Industriesteuerungen erobern.
New utility accelerates Virtex-4 FPGA speeds by 26% Product News 7/13/2005 Post a comment To help designers benchmark and maximize the performance benefits of Virtex-4 and Spartan-3 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), Xilinx Inc. is offering the Xplorer utility that when used with RTL level retiming with the company's ISE software claims it can improve Virtex-4 device performance by 26%.
Low-cost programmable SoC integrates full-speed USB port Product News 7/13/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced an enhanced version of its programmable system-on-chip PSoC. In its latest PSoC, the CY8C24794-24LFXI, Cypress has included a full-featured, full-speed USB port. The new device is available for less than $2 each in volume.
Xilinx sur le point de stimuler son activité FPGA en Inde News & Analysis 7/8/2005 Post a comment Xilinx Inc., fournisseur de réseaux prédiffusés programmables, a fait part de son intention de stimuler ses efforts d’investissements et de recherche à long terme dans ses instituts techniques indiens afin de soutenir l’utilisation généralisée des FPGA en Inde et de développer des outils et des méthodologies applicables pour une durée approximative de quatre ans.
DACVariations on a Theme Design How-To 7/6/2005 Post a comment Electronic conferences seem to be of two varietiesthose that introduce innovative products and methodologies and others that enhance existing solutions. The 42nd DAC fits into the second category. Building upon an existing base of design tools and products is not a bad thing. Improving upon what has been previously introduced marks the point at which those products become usable for the mainstream electronics community. Jim Lipman addresses some of the hot topics that garnered a lot of at
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.