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A systematic method to generate cyclic gray code sequences
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7/30/2009   1 comment
This paper, written by an associate professor at the University of Arizona, develops a systematic method of computing Gray code sequences using only the binary representations of numbers from 0 through N-1.
ESL/HLS buzz at DAC
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/30/2009   1 comment
The buzz over electronic-system level design and high-level synthesis seems to have reached a new level at this year's Design Automation Conference.
From incredible images to Flitter Fairies
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
Artist paints himself invisible, landing on the moon today, alternative search engines, sandwich thieves, flitter fairies, Thingamakit audio synthesizer, more...
Arria II GX FPGAs achieve PCI-SIG compliance for PCIe 2.0
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
Altera Corp.'s 40-nm Arria II GX FPGAs are achieved compliance with the PCI Express 2.0 specification.
Virtex-6 achieves PCIe 2.0 compliance
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx said its new Virtex-6 FPGA family is achieved compliance with the PCI Express 2.0 specification.
NI expands FlexRIO line
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments announced the expansion of its NI FlexRIO product line with multiple forthcoming adapter modules, said to provide engineers with application-specific I/O for RF, digital, time-domain and vision inspection systems.
Actel posts wider loss on declining revenue
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Actel reported a net loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices of $45.1 million on revenue of $45.2 million for the second quarter.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Arria II GX Development Kit speeds development of high-performance 3Gbps apps
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
The new Arria II GX Development Kit from Altera speeds development of high-performance 3Gbps apps and enables rapid adoption of low-cost, low power applications requiring transceivers.'
Sizing up the contenders
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
Executives at this Santa Clara, Calif., company bristle at its being called a startup, insisting that the product Abound Logic (formerly M2000) offers today is based on technology that has been around since 1993.
FPGA startups stare down giants and ghosts
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7/27/2009   4 comments
Cswitch Corp. made waves and headlines in 2006 when it unveiled a novel configurable array architecture said to be capable of narrowing the performance and density gaps between field-programmable gate arrays and application-specific ICs.
Lattice cutting 8% of workforce
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor plans to cut its workforce by 8 percent to reduce costs after posting sequential improvements in sales and net loss for the quarter ended July 4, the company said.
FPGA nuggets from 2009 Embedded Market Study
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/23/2009   1 comment
There was some interesting data about FPGA to emerge from Embedded Systems Design magazine's 2009 Embedded Market Study, presented a couple of months back on TechOnline.
Corpse-eating army robots (what could possibly go wrong?)
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7/23/2009   Post a comment
From corpse-eating robots to building an Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) in your basement to ... the mind boggles!
GateRocket shipping RocketDrive for Strativ IVs
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7/23/2009   Post a comment
GateRocket said this week it's now shipping its RocketDrive for Altera's Stratix IV FPGAs.
Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA User Guide Lite
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7/22/2009   2 comments
This paper gives potential users an easy-to-grasp idea of the device functions of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs. It describes the functionality of these devices in far more detail than in the data sheet--but avoids the minute implementation details covered in the various Virtex-6 FPGA user guides.
Atmel : Radiation-hardened SPARC processor targets space applications
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7/22/2009   Post a comment
The AT697 Revision F delivers 90 MIPs at 100 MHz over full temperature and voltage ranges for only 0.7 W.
Engineering lessons from Apollo, and for the future
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7/21/2009   1 comment
Engineering lessons from Apollo, and for the future: There are a few broad takeaway lessons from the success of the Apollo project and the space program, plus a few severe downsides.
Report attacks post-grant patent review
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
A new post-grant review process proposed in a patent reform bill before Congress would add to the delays and costs getting patents, according to an analysis by a professor at Case Western Reserve.
ISuppli: IC inventories down to appropriate levels
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Global semiconductor inventories have declined to appropriate levels following four consecutive quarters of reductions, clearing the way for stockpile rebuilding and higher sales in the second half of the year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
"Energy Aware" Appliance Platform: A New Approach To Home Energy Control
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Fears of global climate changes and limited resources have increased energy awareness and conservation by both consumers and utilities. This trend will have a impact on consumer products as homeowners search for electrical appliances that are both energy efficient and cost effective.
Cypress beats Q2 expectations
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7/16/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor said second quarter revenue increased 12 percent sequentially, while President and CEO T.J. Rodgers said company management is "cautiously optimistic" on the pace of the chip industry recovery.
Ten more free books!
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Would you like a free copy of my "FPGAs: Instant Access" book to peruse, ponder, and post a review on Amazon?
Meandering musings and cool "stuff"
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Reinventing gravity; a computer in every living cell; kilobit or kibibit; tagging technology used to track your trash; vacuum tube chess set; more...
University project selects Altera, Impulse for reconfigurable computer
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing is developing what it considers the most power reconfigurable computing machine ever field for research, linking 96 high-end Stratix III FPGAs with 576 GB of memory and 20 Gb/s InfiniBand.
Actel names CFO
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Former Kulicke & Soffa executive Maurice Carson will join Actel company as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective Aug. 17.
Actel shipping Fusion Advanced Development Kit
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Actel said this week it is now shipping the Fusion Advanced Development Kit.
Actel offers free power management GUI
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Actel announced the availability of its free Mixed-Signal Power Manager, a reference design and graphical user interface included in the company's Fusion Advanced Development Kit.
Deinterlacing with FPGA for HDTVs
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7/15/2009   2 comments
Interlaced video is a succession of 50 or 60 fields per second, where each field carries only half of the rows that are displayed in each frame of video. This article explores different deinterlacing techniques and examines how FPGAs are increasingly being used for complex deinterlacing functions required for HDTVS.
Altera's sales up, outlook down
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7/14/2009   Post a comment
FPGA provider Altera Corp. met Wall Street's expectations for the quarter, but the outlook is not so rosy.
Mosaid sues IBM for patent infringement
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Mosaid Technologies filed suit against IBM in a U.S. federal court alleging infringement of six Mosaid patents.
Actel begins shipping development kit for Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Actel Corporation (Mountain View, California, USA) has begun shipping the Fusion Advanced Development Kit, which features Actel Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs and enables the development of system and power management applications in a single board with multiple on-board voltage regulators, an array of indicator LEDs, and an OLED display to provide direct feedback on flag status, system messages, and voltage, temperature, or current readings.
Study: FPGAs to grow faster than broader IC market
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
FPGA revenue is projected to grow to nearly $3.5 billion in 2013 from $2.55 billion in 2009, a faster growth rate than is anticipated for the broader IC market, according to a study by market research firm The Linley Group.
Parasitic extraction: 3D or not 3D, that is the question
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Designers should have two extraction tools in their toolkits for today's advanced nodes: a field solver and a pattern-matching tool. Here's a review of these technologies and how they apply to advanced nodes.
FPGA startups stare down giants and ghosts
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Cswitch Corp. made waves and headlines in 2006 when it unveiled a novel configurable array architecture said to be capable of narrowing the performance and density gaps between field-programmable gate arrays and application-specific ICs.
My little girl is building rockets!
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7/9/2009   Post a comment
I just received a call from my daughter... it seems she constructed the fins on a rocket abort system that was just tested by NASA!
BOARDS - FPGA flexibility enhances PMC by implementing four CAN bus interfaces
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7/8/2009   Post a comment
The P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PCI mezzanine card from MEN Micro provides four CAN interface channels on a single card.'IP cores within an onboard FPGA implement the P506 interfaces.
All sorts of cool 'stuff'
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7/8/2009   Post a comment
A laptop without a keyboard, shrinking sheep, depressant drug for the annoyingly cheerful, an interesting query with regard to Gray codes, more...
A systematic method to generate Gray code sequences
Design How-To  
7/8/2009   12 comments
This paper, written by an associate professor at the University of Arizona, was written in response to a series of Gray code counter articles and questions published here in 2007. The work describes a systematic method to constructing gray code sequences for counting up to any given even number.
EE unemployment soared in 2Q to 8.6%
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7/7/2009   1 comment
U.S. engineering unemployment soared to a record in the second quarter of 2009, nearly doubling on a quarterly basis to 8.6 percent.
Laptop Warrior for the Road Warrior
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7/7/2009   1 comment
Here's a useful little gizmo that can extend the battery life (up-time) of your laptop computer between charges by up to 30%.
UMC denies 65-nm yield issues
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7/7/2009   Post a comment
UMC denied a report that it experienced yield problems at 65-nm and said some isolated problems in meeting customer requirements were the result of tight capacity due to customer rush orders.
Analyst ups 2009 chip sales forecast again
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7/7/2009   Post a comment
Semiconductor market statistician Mike Cowan has revised his 2009 semiconductor annual market estimate upwards in the light of most recent data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. Cowan now predicts 2009 global semiconductor sales will be $196.2 billion, up by 1.9 percent from the previous month's forecast estimate of $192.5 billion.
Equity firm again ups ante for MathStar
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7/7/2009   Post a comment
A Chicago private equity firm has once again increased the value of a tender offer to acquire the outstanding shares of MathStar, the programmable logic vendor that ceased operations last year after failing to find a buyer.
Xilinx mum on supply glitch as speculation swirls
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx is keeping tight lipped about the source of a supply problem that caused it to lower its June quarter outlook. Meanwhile, speculation swirls that the issue is related to 65-nm yield issues at foundry partner UMC.
Dolphin Integration upgrades standard cell stem library
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration (Meylan, France) said it has enhanced its Sesame Reduced Cell Stem Library with the High Density BTF (Back-Tracking Freedom) stem for TSMC 130-nm processes.
Tutorial: the new JEDEC interface standard for data converters, Part 3 of 3
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Understand the design implications of JESD204A for high-speed analog/digital and digital/analog converters
May 'actual' chip sales show W-shaped trend
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
May's global market for semiconductors was $16.15 billion, down 20.2 percent from its value in May 2008, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
CEO: CSwitch halted operations, seeks buyer
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
As had been rumored, programmable logic startup CSwitch has ceased operations and is looking to be acquired, the company's top executive confirmed.
CSwitch shutdown confirmed
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
CSwitch President and CEO Doug Laird confirmed that the company halted operations in the last few weeks in an effort to conserve cash as it entered negotiations with potential buyers.
European IEEE SoC Conference to focus on design costs
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
The crippling cost of System on Chip design will be one of the highlights of the forthcoming 22nd IEEE International SOC Conference which is to held in Europe for the first time.
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