Xilinx: options investigation finds no fraud News & Analysis 8/15/2006 Post a comment An investigation into historical stock options granting practices at programmable logic giants Xilinx has concluded, finding no evidence of fraud in the company's practices, according to a regulatory filing.
Interlaken IP core tailored for Stratix II GX FPGAs Product News 8/15/2006 Post a comment Altera, Sarance Technologies and Cortina Systems have teamed up to develop the first FPGA-based Interlaken IP core aimed at accelerating the design of network systems applying the emerging protocol. The Interlaken protocol IP core is available for 10-, 24- and 40-Gbits/s interconnect designs, and can scale to 100-Gbits/s and higher for future systems.
Altera, Finnish firm offer development kits for OBSAI design News & Analysis 8/15/2006 Post a comment Claiming an industry first, programmable logic supplier Altera and wireless technology specialist Elektrobit Group announced the availability of development kits for designing applications in compliance with the Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) Reference Point 3-01 (RP3-01) specification for remote RF heads.
Designing control circuits for FPGA-based DSP systems Design How-To 8/11/2006 Post a comment Need to design a control circuit for your FPGA-based DSP system? These simple techniques could save you days of work. Topics covered include data-driven multiplexing, finite state machines, sample rate control, pattern generation, and low-rate control algorithms.
FPGAs top choice for some telecom equipment, survey says News & Analysis 8/11/2006 Post a comment Attracted by the flexibility that FPGAs provide once deployed in the field, telecom equipment manufacturers are relying more on FPGAs than ASICs for low- to medium-volume production of telecom systems, according to results of a worldwide survey of product engineers and designers.
Low-cost LatticeECP2 FPGAs support high-speed SPI 4.2 interface Product News 8/8/2006 Post a comment Lattice has developed an SPI-4.2 soft IP core for its LatticeECP2 FPGAs. The product is said to be the first low-cost solution on the market that supports the Optical Internetworking Forum's (OIF) System Packet Interface Level 4 (SPI-4) Phase 2 Standard, a parallel interface found in telecom and datacom applications at 10-Gbits/s rates and below.
Training courses cover OFDM, FPGAs for DSP Design How-To 8/4/2006 Post a comment Technical training firm hueggenberg gbr is offering two new short courses, "DSP for FPGAs" and "OFDM for Advanced Wireless Communications." The courses are offered at locations in Germany, Italy, Scotland, and Switzerland.
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.