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Speeding debug of FPGA-based systems using mixed-signal oscilloscopes
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Forthcoming live webinar shows how to dramatically accelerate the debug of FPGA-based Systems using mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs).
First production FPGAs to demo interoperability with DDR3 SDRAM technology
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx partners with leading suppliers to make DDR3 SDRAM controller designs a reality for higher performance with lower power in Virtex-5 FPGAs.
Altera offers complete USB 2.0 device controller solution
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
New USB 2.0 device controller solution from Altera and System Level Solutions includes a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and snap-on PHY daughtercards.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
Actel extends Asia Pacific sales network
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Actel announces new distributors for low-power programmable solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.
Carbon Design Systems Offers Free Tenison Migration Program
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Carbon Design Systems has announced a program to offer customers of Tenison Design Automation's VTOC products an easy migration path to Carbon's family of model generation solutions.
The teen who invented television
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
In the summer of 1921, a 15-year old Idaho farm boy came up with an idea for how to make a truly electronic television system.
Logic designer reports seeing black-and-white schematics in color!
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Also, new research shows that synesthetic colors are perceived in a realistic way, just as synesthetes report!
FPGA-based hardware acceleration of C/C++ based applications - Part 1
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7/25/2007   2 comments
Steve Casselman from DRC Computer Corp. explains how to accelerate C-based applications by running parallelized code on configurable processors.
Great balls of fire -- a marble-based computing machine!
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
This is so simple and yet so very, very clever -- I wonder how far someone could take this concept (if anyone had the time).
Touch screen capability added to PSoC mixed-signal arrays
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
For applications ranging from mobile handsets to white goods, Cypress has developed a flexible touch screen capability for integration with three of its PSoC mixed-signal arrays with on-chip controller—the CY8C20x34, CY8C21x34 and CY8C24x94 device families, all of which are in full production.
Mouser Electronics and Cypress Semiconductor enter into global distribution agreement
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics' inventory of Cypress Semiconductor devices includes highly-integrated Programmable System-on-Chips (PSoCs) and associated development tools.
Lattice expands support for open source LatticeMico32 embedded soft microprocessor core
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Device support for LatticeMico32 embedded soft microprocessor core now includes the new LatticeXP2 FPGA family, expanded software development support, and peripheral IP.
HD Lab releases "SystemC Behavioral Synthesis Style Guide"
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
SystemC-based design coding and methodology guide from HD Lab now widely available in Japan.
Altera delivers first FPGA-based IP support for key industrial Ethernet protocols
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Industrial OEMs can flexibly and cost-effectively implement key Ethernet communications protocols in a single hardware design using Altera's FPGA-based IP support.
PMC/XMC module offers complete software radio system
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Pentek has released its Model 7140-420 dual digital transceiver with wideband digital downconverter (DDC) core and interpolation filter. This is a complete software radio system in a PMC/XMC module with a GateFlow FPGA IP core that provides high-performance DDC and interpolation.
Greater power efficiency for Xilinx high-performance Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Addition to XtremeDSP portfolio optimizes power consumption for high- performance Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs from Xilinx.
Computer takes on champs in poker challenge
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
The world's First Man-Machine Poker Championship pits two poker masters against a computer program called Polaris at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference.
Reconfigurable processors 'morph' weaponry
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Much like the consumer electronics and wireless industries, where mobile devices are king, the U.S. military is developing its own version of mobility with autonomous weapons that use less power and are able to sift through and relay large amounts of sensor data using on-board processors.

Embedded Systems Design, Inc. launches StreamBlade MiniFX FPGA board
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
New StreamBlade MiniFX FPGA board from Embedded Systems Design, Inc. is ideal for streaming applications in telecom, SDR, Video and Voice.
Yet another Gray code conundrum
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
A reader has posed a new conundrum pertaining to Gray codes, and I must admit that this one has given me pause for thought.
Yet another Gray code conundrum (Part 1)
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Unlike traditional "How To" articles that explain how to do something, this one turns the tables by asking YOU to come up with a cunning algorithmic design technique.
MiniFX FPGA board processes real-time streaming data
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Embedded Systems Design has released the StreamBlade MiniFX, a 3.5 x 3.0-inch FPGA-based board, for processing real-time streaming data.
Camera eyes and navigation give cars more autonomy
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Future car generations will be equipped with a broad range of sensors, enabling them to 'see' what comes ahead. While the integration of additional electronics serves the safety, it also can create security problems. On a congress, German auto makers discussed the trends - and the options they have.
How to enable Microsoft Office and Visio for RTL design
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
This tutorial describes how typical design teams employ Office tools to fortify their environment (structural RTL design, design documentation, and design reviews).
VXS DSP card blends dual core PowerPC, dual Virtex-5 FPGAs
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
VMETRO announced the Phoenix VPF2, a rugged COTS DSP processing card, which integrates a Freescale MPC8641D processor, two Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs and a VXS based high-speed serial interconnect fabric.
ChipX signs distribution agreement with Nu Horizons Electronics
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Agreement provides Nu Horizons customers with global fulfilment and distribution access in North America and Europe to ASIC solutions and services from ChipX.
Lightspeed Logic's manufacturability-optimized Reconfigurable Logic IP for 65nm and 45nm
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
New Logic IP from Lightspeed reduces lithography and stress-related variability and enhances yield to surpass standard cell equivalent density.
Samsung to use low-cost Xilinx FPGAs in latest digital video surveillance system
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
Low-cost Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGAs and MicroBlaze soft processor core provide ideal solution for Samsung's latest digital video surveillance system.
Abstraction Levels and Hardware Design
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7/17/2007   1 comment
The paper defines five levels of abstraction that are appropriate for hardware design. The register-transfer and behavioral levels are common terms without standard definitions. Here we give a definition, and also define three levels above what is commonly accepted as the behavioral level. The paper shows an example at each level and shows some high-level synthesis and simulation results illustrating some of the advantages of design at higher levels of abstraction.
Sematech launches 450-mm fab program
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
In a move that will raise some eyebrows — and could upset others — International Sematech launched a new and dedicated 450-mm fab R&D program.
Altera announces industry's first full-compliance with new JEDEC DDR3 SDRAM standard
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Stratix III FPGAs from Altera are the first and only FPGAs supporting 1.5V low-power DDR3 memory, yielding 30% system power reduction.
Firm rolls diamond-on-insulator wafers
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc. has rolled out a line of diamond coated wafers.
IMEC sees double patterning as next step towards 32nm
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
At Semicon West trade fair, Belgian research institute IMEC announced progress towards 32nm lithography schemes, with double patterning emerging as a probable intermediate solution before other techniques will be in place.
Electronic therapy zaps tumors, monitors treatment in real-time
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Curing cancer is usually the domain of medical doctors, but now biomedical engineers at Virginia Tech and the University of California at Berkeley have invented a promising electronic therapy.
Is anyone still using assembly language? You betcha! (Part 2)
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7/14/2007   Post a comment
Ongoing feedback from readers of Programmable Logic DesignLine describing who is using assembly language, why they are using it, and for what purposes.
50% off hundreds of great engineering books!
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7/13/2007   Post a comment
I just heard about a great deal; 50% off 100s of engineering titles from Elsevier, Academic Press, Butterworth Heinemann, and Newnes (but only until the end of July).
Wow, a USB-based ultrasound probe!
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
Would you believe that everything you need to implement a state-of-the-art ultrasound probe can be run from the scant five volts trickling through a USB cable?
Carbon nanotubes could help extend manned spaceflight
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
NASA has reported progress toward a neural implant technology using carbon nanotubes that could enable space flights of indefinite periods.
The top DSP how-to's, 1/2007 to 6/2007
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
Want to know what the competition is reading? Here are the most popular DSP articles of the year so far.
How to implement a compact, cost-effective, and low-power Ethernet-to-Network Processor bridge
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
System architects often select Ethernet Switches and Network Processors based on their individual features and rarely consider the challenge of interconnecting the two.
'Expert' reports on DATE, DAC available to public
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
The "edacentrum," an independent organization that promotes research and development in electronic design automation, is making its reports available to the general public.
Will chip marking move end teardowns?
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
If a scheme for the secret encrypted marking of chip packages were successful, would it lead to human-readable markings being left off chips entirely - possibly including even company names?
Magic Wheel looks mega-cool
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
This definitely comes under "The-Kids-Will-Want-One" heading. Consisting of a really big wheel and a smaller wheel, this is sort of a cross between a unicycle and a skateboard.
First shipment of multi-channel 8-bit 3 GSPS COTS FPGA module
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7/10/2007   Post a comment
Nallatech announces first shipment of the industry's only multi-channel 8-bit 3 GSPS COTS FPGA module to S2 Corporation.
Xilinx delivers ISE WebPACK 9.2i
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7/10/2007   1 comment
ISE WebPACK 9.2i from Xilinx offers expanded support for latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs; free, downloadable design solution now offers Microsoft Windows Vista Support.
Hardware-in-the-loop solution based on Xilinx FPGAs and Intel Processors
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7/10/2007   Post a comment
Opal-RT announces eMEGAsim, a real-time, hardware-in-the-loop solution for the simulation of power and energy distribution systems.
USB-based devices are taking over the world!
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7/10/2007   Post a comment
Would you believe a USB desk-top digital microscope, USB-based virtual girl and boy friends, and much, much more...
New gigabit Ethernet development kit for Virtex-5 FPGAs
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7/9/2007   Post a comment
Complete development kit solution from Xilinx for Virtex-5 FPGAs accelerates time-to-market for developing Gigabit Ethernet based applications.
DRC Computer ships FPGA-based reconfigurable processor unit
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7/9/2007   Post a comment
FPGA-based RPU110-L200 reconfigurable processor from DRC Computer accelerates demanding applications and lowers power and cooling costs for large-scale clusters.
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