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Freescale launches custom SoC business
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor launched a Customer Specific Products business to provide custom system-on-chip solutions based on its SoC platforms.
LatticeXP2 and Altera Stratix III support added to Altium Designer
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The Altera Stratix III and LatticeXP2 programmable devices form part of Altium's growing list of supported device families.
Pipelined FFT Core for Xilinx FPGAs
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Dillon Engineering announce the availability of a pipelined Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor core targeted for (and tuned to) Xilinx FPGAs.
Advanced mezzanine card targets wireless baseband applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, the AMC-V5F Advanced Mezzanine Card from CommAgility provides optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and SRIO, for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems.
3U VPX FPGA processing engine supports FMC-VITA 57 standard
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has developed a 3U VPX FPGA processing engine with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Student completes his MP3 project
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
With the help of the readers of Programmable Logic DesignLine, a student learns about the CRC-7 algorithm used by SD Cards and successfully completes his project.
In multicore SOC architectures, buses are a last resort
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
The one-processor system model that dominated electronic system design since 1971 is now thoroughly obsolete. Today's SOC designers readily accept the idea of using multiple processors in their complex systems to achieve design goals and use the terms "control plane" and "data plane" to describe how these various on-chip processors are used on the chip. These terms appeared during the Internet and networking boom. At first, they referred to the design of multiple-board networking systems but hav
I never knew that!
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Someone just told me the most amazing (incredibly simple) secret that will be of interest and use to almost everyone I know...
Hardware development kit provides fast track to Software Defined Silicon designs
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Credit card-sized development board provides everything needed to start developing applications based on XMOS' XS1-G family programmable devices.
AdvancedMC module features optical interfaces
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The AMC-V5F provides optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and Serial RapidIO (SRIO) interfaces.
FPGA Lab Liquidation Sale
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Hardware at clearance prices -- buy now before it all goes!
Mentor announces support for new Xilinx FPGAs
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Mentor announces Precision Synthesis support for new Xilinx Virtex-5 TXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Lattice Semiconductor announces two key executive appointments
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Lattice is restructuring to better align operating expenses with near-term revenue expectations, and longer-term to more efficiently implement its product strategy.
How to use FPGAs to develop an intelligent solar tracking system
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9/24/2008   1 comment
This article examines the design advantages of creating an intelligent solar tracking system using an embedded processor and an FPGA in a system-on-a-chip (SOC) architecture.
France to devote $833 million to nanoelectronics, says report
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
In a visit to Minalogic competitiveness cluster dedicated to micro, nanotechnologies and embedded software in Grenoble, France, Prime Minister François Fillon announced the French Government would provide a 565 million euro (about $833 million) subsidy, over a period of five years, to support nanoelectronics, according to Reuters.
Infrared Night Vision Goggles for only $89.99
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2008   1 comment
Yes, it's true; you can now purchase true infrared night vision, for the price of a toy (imagine my happy dance)!
Free webinar on new Virtex-5 TXT FPGAs
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Virtex-5 TXT devices offer single FPGA solution for 40Gb and 100Gb telecom equipment.
Single FPGA solution for 40Gb and 100Gb telecom equipment
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Xilinx' new Virtex-5 TXT FPGA enables faster, low risk migration path to 100-Gigabit Ethernet telecom infrastructure for next era in multimedia delivery.
Internet-connected system implements remotely-controlled home automation and security functions
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Monitoring appliances and other home and office electronics remotely over the Internet is no longer a futuristic dream. Though not yet pervasive, Internet-connected systems for homes and businesses are on the market and evolving quickly. While off-the-shelf application specific standard products (ASSPs) and microcontrollers are popular choices as the underlying technology, these options however, remain limited in functionality and lifespan. But with programmable logic, designers can avoid obsole
VMETRO upgrades analog performance of 1.5GSPS ADC XMC module
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has improved the analog performance of its dual-channel 1.5GSPS ADC XMC module, which uses an 8-bit converter that is directly connected to either a Virtex-5 SX95T, LX110T or LX155T FPGA back-end.
Receiver drives 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Phyworks Ltd. has introduced a receiver that aims to simplify the path to designing 8 Gbit/second Fibre Channel connections, now ramping up in storage networking gear.
Programmable device boosts industrial, computing system reliability
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
To eliminate potential system damage and performance errors, IDT's system monitor device watches the voltage, processor operation and temperature in any type of computing system, preventing operation in error or unsafe modes.
Squirrel Obstacle Course
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
If things are going missing in your garden, this video might help explain why...
Magic Sine Waves
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
I'm still trying to wrap my poor befuddled brain around all of this, so let me just quote from the executive (read "for those of little brain") summary...
IC Insights cuts '08 forecast; sees ASPs firming
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights has cut its semiconductor industry revenue forecast for 2008 by $6 billion, but believes that long-term trends will support pricing stabilization that will enable the industry to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 10.6 percent between 2007 and 2012.
1.5 GHz FPGAs bring ASIC performance to programmable devices
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Achronix leverages its patented picoPIPE acceleration technology to deliver Speedster FPGAs, capable of 1.5 GHz peak performance and embedded 20 lanes of 10.3 Gbps SerDes and four independent 1066 Mbps DDR2/DDR3 controllers.
Actel : Space-qualified FPGAs are powerful and reliable
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Acknowledging the increasing need for signal processing throughput without sacrificing reliability or radiation capabilities, Actel has added sophisticated digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities to its radiation-tolerant FPGA technology for space-flight applications.
Actel : Reprogrammable FPGAs simplify design of space systems
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Actel has introduced radiation-tolerant, flash-based FPGAs for space-flight applications. The reprogrammability of the low-power RT ProASIC3 devices simplifies prototyping and eases hardware timing validation while offering critical immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets.
Altium expands reseller channel in Japan
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9/17/2008   Post a comment
Altium Japan appoints six master distributors to increase sales in expanding market.
iSuppli: Chip biz has lost 'money-making touch'
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9/17/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry now has a lower profit percentage than the historically low-margin PC business, something that occurred only once before, according to iSuppli.
How to defend against the cloning of your FPGA designs
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9/17/2008   Post a comment
Having your design cloned by a competitor isn't fun, so this "How To" design article explains how to foil your nefarious foes!
New 10-Gigabit Ethernet reference design for Altera FPGAs
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Altera's devices offer full support of XAUI protocol with 10-Gigabit Ethernet reference design; Stratix II GX FPGA 10GbE solution passes validation tests.
1.5 GHz FPGAs shipping now!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/16/2008   1 comment
How exciting! As I pen these words, the folks at Achronix have started to ship their 1.5 GHz FPGAs.
Lattice Semi to cut 14% of workforce
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Lattice Semiconductor said it would eliminate about 125 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to better align operating expenses with near-term revenue expectations.
New ESL platform claimed to cut design times in half
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies' new electronic system-level (ESL) EDA platform is said to help algorithm developers and system architects cut design time in half.
Altera Stratix II FPGAs selected for new high-performance computing system
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
HPC Platform and Altera team to accelerate complex financial transactions.
FPGA verification startup raises $3 million
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
GateRocket Inc. (Bedford, Mass.) has said it has completed a $3 million Series-A round of financing of led by New Atlantic Ventures, Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), and Long River Ventures. Seed-stage investors and Angel groups also participated to bring the total GateRocket has now raised to $4.5 million.
New 1.5 GHz FPGAs shipping now!
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Achronix Semiconductor breaks through traditional FPGA performance barriers with new FPGA fabric that runs at 1.5 GHz.
Embedded Linux and FPGAs accelerate embedded software development
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Impulse C integrates with BlueCat Linux for performance and prototyping for Xilinx FPGAs.
Achronix signs up Cortus, Softjin for FPGA IP
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), which recently began sampling a 1.5-GHz FPGA with an internal asynchronous FPGA fabric, has signed up Cortus and Softjin as intellectual property partners.
Startup samples 1.5-GHz FPGA
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Achronix Semiconductor Corp. is using asynchronous circuitry to deliver a 1.5 GHz FPGA now sampling, but whether the startup can deliver on the promise of its technology to replace high-end ASICs remains to be seen.
Lattice delivers RLDRAM I/II memory controller support
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
The LatticeSC and LatticeSCM FPGA families from Lattice now support RLDRAM I/II rates up to 800 Mbps.
1-Mbit serial FRAM offers high-speed read/write performance
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
Check out the first device in Ramtron's V-Family of FRAM products, a 1-Mbit, 2.0 to 3.6-volt, serial peripheral interface (SPI) non-volatile RAM in an 8-pin SOIC package that features fast access, NoDelay writes, 1E14 read/write cycles, and low power consumption.
Actel adds sophisticated DSP capabilities to its RTAX space FPGAs
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
Actel's new single-chip RTAX-DSP FPGAs offer powerful combination of performance and reliability.
Actel launches Flash-based FPGAs into space
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
Actel's low-power, radiation-tolerant, reprogrammable RT ProASIC3 FPGA devices simplify the design of space systems.
And now, Dirac from the Olympics, a new free codec!
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
BBC has pitched at IBC 2008 a brand new codec called Dirac whose key advantages include low complexity, royalty free and flexibility that appeals to a broader spectrum of applications ranging from post production to web streaming.
50th Anniversary of the first IC (Part Deux)
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9/14/2008   Post a comment
A reader is perturbed by my failing to mention the contributions of Robert Noyce...
Sine and cosine wave generation in FPGAs
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9/14/2008   Post a comment
A reader asks how this can be achieved in the most efficient manner possible...
Bio-inspired hardware becomes a reality
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9/14/2008   Post a comment
Anybody who has experienced the sub-par image quality of a cell phone camera understands the room for improvement in this field. Here's how visual processing systems can benefit by drawing upon biological systems.
Dynamic range compression for surveillance video cameras with wide dynamic range
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9/13/2008   Post a comment
Wide dynamic range surveillance cameras are essential for handling varying lighting conditions, but the image processing pipeline usually requires these signals first be compressed before encoding and transmission. Depending on the quality of the Dynamic Range Compression, crucial picture information may be lost forever, but a new pixel-by-pixel compression process maintains details even in very dark and very bright areas of the picture.
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