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How to interface FPGAs to microcontrollers
Design How-To  
7/30/2008   2 comments
Neither standard product microcontrollers nor FPGAs were developed to communicate with each other efficiently, so interfacing the two can be a challenge.
PMC modules with pre-installed FPGA address wide range of apps
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Pentek has introduced a family of rugged software radio modules with two of Pentek's GateFlow FPGA IP cores installed on its recently introduced Model 7141 dual multi-band transceiver.
"Secret Agent" sunglasses with hidden camera
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/30/2008   Post a comment
Good grief, I would have given almost anything to have these when I was a kid...
Software tools make automotive control-system design engineers 'greener' and faster: Part 1 - Optimizing internal combustion
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Design packages allow faster innovation and more effective results.
Actel acquires Pigeon Point Systems
News & Analysis  
7/29/2008   Post a comment
In a strategic move, Actel strengthens its position in TCA system and power management solutions with the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems.
A geeky way to track exercise and weight-loss goals
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/29/2008   Post a comment
Here's an interesting way to map out walks and bike rides and view them in 3D.
And the winner of the free Verilog book is...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/28/2008   Post a comment
Good grief... making a final decision was a lot harder than I expected...
Small USB dongle modem works with all major operating systems
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Radicom Research has introduced a compact USB dongle modem dubbed V92HU-E2 that processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer.
Lights, Camera, Altera
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Panasonic selects Altera's Cyclone III FPGAs for new high-definition camera-recorders.
Software Defined Silicon development kit accelerates electronic design
Product News  
7/28/2008   Post a comment
The XS1-G development kit from XMOS provides everything needed to develop a wide range of applications using the XS1-G4 programmable device.
Animator versus Animation
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/28/2008   Post a comment
Here's a very clever Flash animation created by a very gifted young artist.
Rise of Poland's zloty a mixed blessing for companies
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Since January 2007, Poland's zloty has appreciated about 35% against the dollar and almost 20% against the euro, creating both good and bad for companies.
Prototyping with the Spartan-3A DSP starter platform
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Here's how to use the EXP expansion interface to quickly prototype video, communications, and other applications on Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGAs.
Androids - are they already amongst us?
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Here are two more thought-provoking videos that, well, make one think provoking thoughts...
Here's the answer to CRC-7 algorithm for the SD Card
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/25/2008   1 comment
I think the student who posed the original question is going to be a very happy camper...
Dancing robots - this is a MUST SEE!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/25/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover a robot fish, a bicycle-riding robot, some fighting robots, and some amazing dancing robots!
Verilog versus VHDL (which is best?)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/24/2008   65 comments
A reader who knows a little Verilog and a little VHDL is trying to plot his future course; which language should he learn in detail?
Two "jokes" - one happy, one sad
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/24/2008   1 comment
Here are two items of interest that I bet you'll be telling to someone you know before the day is out...
How to increase your productivity and fitness at the same time (seriously)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/23/2008   Post a comment
I've discovered a way to increase one's productivity at work while at the same time increasing one's fitness and losing weight.
How to give crime-fighters a flexible, high-performance edge with programmable logic
Design How-To  
7/23/2008   Post a comment
This article examines the use of FPGAs and soft-core embedded processors in two crime-fighting applications: a fingerprint identification system and a wireless auto-tracking camera.
What am I holding in my hand?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/22/2008   2 comments
Close, but no cigar - it's actually an $84.95 book that provides a hands-on introduction to Verilog synthesis and FPGA prototyping and I'm giving it away...
Cadence greener grass
Blog  
7/22/2008   1 comment
Cadence's efforts to acquire Mentor Graphics are of course motivated by more than greed.
New 20 mbit/second ADC/DAC board from Kane Computing
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The XACQ-S2E from Kane Computing is a Xilinx Spartan200E FPGA device-based rapid acquisition / prototyping board.
Team claims advance with paper based transistors
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
A group of researchers at the Centro de Investigação de Materiais within the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, claim they have made the first Field Effect Transistor with a cellulose fiber based paper "interstrate" layer.
Avnet offers new Xilinx On-Ramp technical sessions for FPGA design
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Via a new suite of On-Ramp technical sessions, Avnet's experts demonstrate the advantages of Xilinx Spartan-3A and Virtex-5 FXT platforms in FPGA Designs.
Octopus eats shark - Fish eats duck
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/21/2008   Post a comment
YouTube is an extremely "sticky" website; once you go in, it's very hard to come back out again...
Trying to understand CRC-7 for the SD Card
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/21/2008   3 comments
A student in Canada has run into a problem on his MP3 player project and is asking for our help...
Commentary: Lessons of an earlier Olympics--Let the change begin
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
"The 1964 Summer Olympics was a powerful turning point for me and for my homeland of Japan," writes EE Times editor in chief Junko Yoshida. "As I reflect on the experience, I can't help wondering what effect Beijing '08 will have on China."
Data compression for high-speed DSP, part 2
Design How-To  
7/20/2008   Post a comment
Samplify benchmarks its compression algorithm against LZ-based lossless compression algorithms and consumer compression algorithms such as MP3, JPEG, and H.264.
PCI Express goes everywhere
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Reciprocating windmill
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/18/2008   Post a comment
Have you seen all of the things going on in "Eco-Geek" space?
Algotronix adds thermal signaling to IP core DesignTag
Product News  
7/18/2008   Post a comment
Algotronix Ltd. (Edinburgh, Scotland), has added 'thermal signaling' to DesignTag, an active digital circuit element that can be designed-in to ICs and FPGAs and detected through-package by an external scanner.
Massively parallel processing arrays (MPPAs) for embedded HD video and imaging (Part 2)
Design How-To  
7/18/2008   1 comment
A JPEG image compression application using MPPA architecture requires less programming effort than with other processor architectures, and embedded video application development is similarly speeded.
Building an Archimedes Death Ray
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/17/2008   Post a comment
In which Rob from Cockeyed.com builds a functional Archimedes Death Ray using an old satellite dish.
eASIC announces eDiVeo family of low-cost single-chip audio and video CODECS
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7/17/2008   Post a comment
eASIC's configurable architecture permits rapid deployment of audio and video CODEC chips supporting MPEG-4, H.264, and JPEG standards.
Cadence's new website is rather spiffy
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/16/2008   Post a comment
In addition to being clean, sharp, and easy to navigate ... Cadence's new website employs some very cool technology that makes it interactive and interesting.
Computer archeology
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/16/2008   Post a comment
I just saw an interesting article on reconstructing the Apple I BASIC from an antique cassette tape.
How to select an AES solution
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
To achieve higher data throughput designers can use an ASIC or FPGA platform to provide hardware acceleration.
Solve leakage and dynamic power loss
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Achieving higher performance and integration requires lower process geometries and higher clock frequencies, and aggressive power management techniques. Both leakage and dynamic power loss must be accounted for to successfully design for efficiency. Here are techniques to manage energy at the system level.
Latin quips for all occasions
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/15/2008   Post a comment
I just read a book containing a plethora of witty Latin sayings by some jolly wise Romans.
Report forecasts industrial shift to ARM-based processors
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
A report from semiconductor research firm Semicast forecasts a significant shift in demand in favor of ARM-based controllers in the industrial sector.
Programmable SerDes chipset reduces EMI, saves cost
Product News  
7/15/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family communicate over a single, DC-balanced twisted-pair or differential line, simplifying design and reducing system cost.
Actel achieves ISO/TS16949 Automotive Quality Management System Certification
Product News  
7/15/2008   Post a comment
Actel's certification raises the bar for low-power FPGAs deployed in high-reliability automotive applications.
VMETRO kick starts VPX system development
Product News  
7/15/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced a five slot VPX/VXS portable tower enclosure and backplane to accelerate and simplify VPX system integration and development.
Lorenzo the flying Frenchman
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/13/2008   2 comments
Here's a link to a video that will leave your eyes agape and your mouth hanging wide open saying "Wow!"
Data compression for high-speed DSP, part 1
Design How-To  
7/13/2008   Post a comment
New data compression technologies can save power and cost in applications with sampling rates above 10 Msamples/sec. Here's how it works.
Which IC maker is buying equipment?
News & Analysis  
7/11/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool capital spending is down, but not out. So, which chip maker will buy IC-equipment in the near future--and who will slam the door on vendors' faces?
Steampunk Car Update
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/11/2008   Post a comment
Phase one is complete, Phase II is in progress, and Phase III will be the ultimate conversion to steam power...
VITA warns of confused board industry, destabilized chip industry
News & Analysis  
7/10/2008   Post a comment
VITA mid-year study sees possible turmoil in chip markets for board-level computing, and commodification in many board industries.
Xilinx showcased at 2008 IEEE Nuclear and Space
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
Xilinx logic solutions enabling space applications will be showcased at the 2008 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona from July 14-18.
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