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posted in July 2006
Mixed results for semi companies
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7/27/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers continue to produce a mixed bag of earnings results.
Alternative computing solutions, from single cores to arrays of 'things'
Design How-To  
7/27/2006   Post a comment
There are many ways of performing computations, including single CPU or DSP processors (chips or cores), multiple processors, arrays of "things", and "great big piles of gates."
JPEG IP cores optimized for Lattice-brand FPGAs
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7/26/2006   Post a comment
Art of Silicon has ported, optimized and tested Grayscale and Color versions of JPEG encoder and decoder IP cores on LatticeECP2, LatticeSC and LatticeXP FPGA devices.
Lattice FPGA IP support expands with multimedia cores from Art of Silicon
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
Art of Silicon has ported grayscale and color versions of its JPEG encoder and decoder IP cores on LatticeECP2, LatticeSC and LatticeXP FPGA devices.
JTAG/boundary-scan software supports Altera USB Blaster
Product News  
7/25/2006   Post a comment
If you're embedding IEEE-1149.x JTAG boundary-scan testability into FPGAs, GoPEL has a software option for its existing software suite that supports Altera's popular USB-Blaster download cable. It lets the USB Blaster be used as a native JTAG/boundary-scan controller.
FPGA vendor ships highest density device with embedded transceivers
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
Altera has begun shipping the second member of its Stratix II GX family, the EP2SGX130, which it claims is the industry's largest FPGA with embedded transceivers.
Indian ASIC market to grow, but FPGAs gain traction
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
The domestic ASIC market could grow by more than 35 percent to $443 million in 2006, but growth will likely be slowed by rising use of FPGAs.
ADI? TI? Or door #3?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
7/25/2006   Post a comment
People talk about ADI and TI as if they were the only companies selling DSPs. That's crazy--and it's bad business.
Altera sales rise sequentially
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7/24/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic device supplier Altera Corp. posted second quarter 2006 sales of $334.1 million, up 14 percent from the first quarter of 2006 and 17 percent from the year-ago second quarter.
Altera ships industry's highest density FPGA with embedded transceivers
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7/24/2006   Post a comment
The latest member of Altera's Stratix II GX family of FPGAs, the EP2SGX130, enables designers to implement and configure multiple protocols on a single device.
Xilinx postpones earnings release over options investigation
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7/18/2006   Post a comment
Citing its ongoing internal investigation into historical stock options granting practices, No. 1 programmable logic supplier Xilinx it would delay its fiscal first quarter earnings announcement until July 25.
Altera announces first AQEC-compliant FPGAs
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7/18/2006   Post a comment
Altera's programmable logic devices are claimed to be the first FPGAs to receive Aerospace Qualified Electronic Components (AQEC) certification.
Wireless ASICs bring tire pressure monitoring to the mass market
Design How-To  
7/18/2006   Post a comment
Accidents due directly to tire blowouts have created an acute need for a low cost, low power, reliable small form factor method of monitoring vehicle tire pressures. Power optimized ASICs enable such safety improvement.
Low-end 8-bit MCUs enable high-brightness automotive LED control
Design How-To  
7/13/2006   Post a comment
Basic controllers cut automotive electronics cost for displays, signals, and illumination. Switched-mode regulation controls dimming while running LEDs at maximum efficiency.
How to implement a digital oscilloscope in Structured ASIC fabric
Design How-To  
7/12/2006   1 comment
Structured ASICs provide quicker time-to-market and lower development costs than standard ASICs, while also providing higher performance and lower unit costs than FPGAs.
MAX II CPLDs housed in ultra-small packages for portables
Product News  
7/10/2006   Post a comment
Product review—Altera is expanding its presence in the portable market by housing its low-power, low-cost MAX II CPLDs in ultra-small packages.
Cswitch to preview configurable switch array chip at DAC 2006
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7/10/2006   Post a comment
The configurable switch array architecture claims performance levels approaching an ASIC with the configurability of an FPGA.
Spartan-3 issue could take weeks to resolve
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
A mold compound issue that forced programmable logic supplier Xilinx to issue a substantial recall of Spartan-3 FPGAs could take weeks to rectify, according to Satya Chillara, an analyst at American Technology Research.
Video and image processing design using FPGAs
Design How-To  
7/7/2006   Post a comment
Higher resolution and advanced codecs are forcing developers to re-examine design architectures and consider, or re-consider, FPGA as an alternative to DSP, media processors, and ASICs. Altera explains why FPGA is a perfect fit.
How to calculate the factorial of a BIG factorial
Design How-To  
7/6/2006   Post a comment
This "How To" presents the solution to the "Brain Boggler" problem posed in my "Logically Speaking" column in the 10th July issue of EE Times.
Latest Cyclone II offers 'fast on' capability
News & Analysis  
7/5/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera added a new member to its Cyclone II family of low-cost FPGAs.
'Fast-on' feature makes FPGA suitable for automotive apps
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Altera's latest Cyclone II FPGA dubbed the EP2C15A is designed with a "fast-on" feature, shortening the power-on time of the device at start up, and enabling it to meet the 50-ms requirement for automotive applications.


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