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Programmable bridge touts low power, small footprint
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
Lattice is offering what it claims is the industry's lowest power XAUI/ HiGig/HiGig+ to SPI4.2 programmable fabric interface chip implemented in its LatticeSCM FPGAs.
MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoder leverages Virtex-5 FPGAs
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx announced the availability of a high definition real-time MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoder product that leverages the high-performance features of its Virtex-5 FPGAs.
Is anyone looking for an FPGA designer?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/11/2007   Post a comment
The reason I ask is that I know a guy in Italy who is currently designing firmware, but who is looking for a design position with FPGAs.
How to use FPGAs for quadrature encoder-based motor control applications
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
The accuracy and performance of quadrature encoders are superior to traditional solutions in high-speed motor control schemes.
Xilinx XtremedDSP Enables Thomson HD Digital Recording
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Xilinx announced that its XtremeDSP solutions enabled the latest high definition digital recording system (PEGASUS), designed and manufactured by Thomson.
Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes (Oh my!)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/10/2007   Post a comment
English teachers from across the USA submit funny and amusing analogies, metaphors, and similes found in high school essays.
Xilinx and Barco announce single-chip JPEG2000 Implementation
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9/8/2007   Post a comment
At the International Broadcasting Convention today, Xilinx, Inc., the world's leading supplier of programmable solutions, and Barco Silex, announced joint development of single chip JPEG2000 encoder and decoder solutions.
Xilinx and intoPIX team to deliver latest IP solutions to broadcast industry
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
International Broadcasting Convention and Xilinx, Inc., today announced that intoPIX will port its wide intellectual property portfolio to Xilinx Virtex(TM)-5 high-performance platform FPGAs.
Xilinx Announces a free all-day serial connectivity seminar
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx announces a free all-day serial connectivity seminar designed to present end-to-end connectivity solutions for implementing high-speed serial protocols.
Avnet Launches Design Workshop Series Featuring High-Speed Interfaces for Lattice FPGAs
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
Avnet is launching a design workshop series focusing on implementing hgh-seed iterfaces for Lattice FPGAs. The workshop agenda includes an introduction to ispLever, ipExpress, and SERDES IP, as well as discussions of PCI-e and DDR2 design considerations.
Lattice Showcases 90nm Non-Volatile FPGA at ESC Boston
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announces that it will demonstrate it's LatticeXP2 device, a 90nm non-volatile, single-die FPGA, at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston September 19-20. The 90nm LatticeECP2M FPGA, LatticeMico32 32-bit soft processor, and ispLEVER software design tool suite will also be showcased.
Lattice Semiconductor Joins HyperTransport Consortium
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Lattice has joined the HyperTransport Consortium and is offering the HyperTransport I/O as part of its Masked Array for Cost Optimization (MACO) structured ASIC technology.
Altera and PLDA Announce Audio Broadcast Solution
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Altera Corporation and PLDA SAS today announced an expanded collaboration to bring flexible solutions to the professional audio/video broadcast market.
Altera Premieres High Definition Quality Initiative
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at accelerating the adoption of high definition (HD) broadcast systems design in the market place, Altera Corporation today announced its High Definition Quality Initiative (HDQI).
FPGAs for beginners
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/6/2007   Post a comment
I just heard from Sven in Sweden. It seems that his tutorial "How To Design an FPGA From Scratch" is a runaway success and he's added five more sections!
QuickLogic UART core is Bluetooth 2.1+EDR compatible
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic has announced a new UART proven system block for use with its innovative Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms.
Polyphase Video Scaling in FPGAs
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
This article gives a basic overview of polyphase video scaling followed by a detailed description of how to implement polyphase scaling in an FPGA.
Multi-port switches support DisplayPort, HDMI
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Parade Technologies announced a product family of dual-mode video switches that supports both DisplayPort and HDMI 1.3 video standards simultaneously.
C-to-FPGA tool supports Intel front side bus
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
Impulse C provides a platform-independent environment for hardware/software codesign and partitioning between Intel processors and FPGA-based FSB coprocessors.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 3
Design How-To  
9/5/2007   1 comment
Part 3 of this series on the effects of amplifiers and cables on loudspeakers discusses Class D and other amplifier classes, output transistor types (MOSFET or BJT), and choosing an amplifier.
A plethora of interesting websites
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
There are some crazy things out there, such as a mechanical oscilloscope, home-made "antique" calculators, and an automatic "wake-n-bacon" machine!
Top-down DSP design for FPGAs
Design How-To  
9/5/2007   1 comment
High-level C++ synthesis in combination with FPGAs is an attractive solution for achieving a rapid path from C++ to RTL running in hardware.
China's digital TV standard launched on Stratix II
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Altera today announced its Stratix II FPGAs were used by Tsinghua University to develop China's recently ratified Digital Multimedia Broadcast-Terrestrial national digital television broadcast standard.
Stratix II GX powers triple-rate SDI video processing system
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Harnessing the power of Altera's Stratix II GX FPGAs, Axon Digital Design BV has created a quad split module that is the first video signal processing product to support triple-rate serial digital interface (SDI) standards, the companies announced today.
A rose by any other name ...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/3/2007   Post a comment
Contrary to recent reports, the folks at QuickLogic are NOT "Backing Away From FPGAs" ... they just want to call them by a different moniker!
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