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posted in September 2011
Free webinar - Intro to FPGA design using MATLAB and Simulink
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/28/2011   Post a comment
One thing I’m really impressed about is all of the free educational and instructional resources that are available these days…
New from Xilinx – Pocket Power Estimator App for iPhones and iPads
Product News  
9/28/2011   3 comments
Using this app, designers can quickly evaluate the low power benefits of Xilinx’s 28nm 7 Series FPGAs
Industrial versions of Opal Kelly’s XEM6010 Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA USB modules now available
Product News  
9/28/2011   1 comment
The new XEM6010-LX45I and XEM6010-LX150I modules are specified for the full industrial temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC
Synopsys enhances Synplify FPGA Synthesis Software
Product News  
9/27/2011   1 comment
Automated error detection/recovery and greater resistance to soft errors delivers more reliable operation in harsh environments
Altera delivers industry’s first FPGA-based Serial RapidIO Gen2 solution
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9/27/2011   Post a comment
Altera demonstrates interoperability with industry’s first Serial RapidIO Gen2 Switch from IDT
Faster than the speed of light?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/26/2011   44 comments
In the scientists at CERN really have detected particles travelling faster than the speed of light, the ramifications are incredible…
Acromag PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules reduce cost of complex embedded computing tasks
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Acromag has introduced new PMC mezzanine modules featuring the cost-optimized Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules are designed to cut costs, yet deliver high-performance computing for algorithm acceleration and custom logic processing tasks, according to Acromag.
A practical approach to IP quality inspection
Design How-To  
9/26/2011   2 comments
In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, do you already have – or plan to have – a systematic approach to inspect IP quality on delivery?
Hurray for us space primates!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/26/2011   3 comments
There have been all sorts of interesting news items recently, from new rockets to strange exoplanets to the possibility that some things may go faster than the speed of light…
Altera's FPGA-based Serial RapidIO Gen2 enables next-gen wireless base station deployments
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Altera Corporation has launched what they claim is the industry's first Serial RapidIO Gen2 FPGA-based solution, enabling improved bandwidth and link flexibility for next-generation 3G and 4G wireless base station deployments.
Am I suffering from adoxography and/or apodyopsis?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/22/2011   8 comments
For one reason or another I was looking for something or other (and this is one of my better days) when I ran across an interesting website…
The early days of electronic design…
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/22/2011   Post a comment
I am going to be posting a new series of blogs on EDA-related topics and also on whatever captures my attention at the … “Ooooh, Shiny!”
Cypress release PSoC Creator 2.0
Product News  
9/22/2011   2 comments
Cypress’ PSoC Creator merges IP and tool and now hardware and software into a true ESL design creation and implementation tool – direct to silicon…
IEDM: Samsung to present 20nm planar process
9/21/2011   5 comments
Researchers from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are set to unveil the company's 20-nm logic process at the International Electron Devices Meeting, which is due to take place in Washington DC, Dec. 5 to 7, 2011.
Who made the first PLD?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/20/2011   24 comments
This is a bit of a poser… do you know the answer?
A cornucopia of incredible images and videos
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/19/2011   8 comments
Oh my goodness gracious me … there is so much amazing “stuff” out there in the Internet that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going…
Poised on the brink of a new era…
9/19/2011   3 comments
The EDA DesignLine is in new hands! As of today, I am the new editor and I intend to return this corner of the EE Times universe it to be the vibrant community it should be…
What’s the funniest/goofiest/spoofiest sci-fi video on YouTube?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/14/2011   2 comments
I don’t know why, but I just started wondering as to what would be the funniest and/or goofiest and/or spoofiest science fiction video on YouTube…
Single-board computer with integrated FPGA and ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Micro/sys
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9/14/2011   Post a comment
Integration of FPGA allows OEMs to adapt single board computer to manage wide range of I/O configurations to enhance flexibility, reduce time-to-market, design and production costs…
FPGA and MCU integration is a game-changer for many system designs
9/13/2011   2 comments
FPGA and MCU integration means that designers can create the products they want with the features they need, without compromise...
OMG! Words fail me!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/13/2011   18 comments
Following my previous blog that showed a man flying without a plane, my old chum George just pointed me at two videos that left my heart pounding…
Some interesting “stuff” and some mega-weird “stuff”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
9/12/2011   2 comments
I don’t know where to start. I have just seen the most amazing bunch of videos...
Altera demos floating-point DSP flow with FPGAs
News & Analysis  
9/12/2011   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, programmable logic vendor Altera said it demonstrated a new floating-point digital signal processing design flow using FPGAs.
Free worldwide power and platform management seminars from Lattice
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/12/2011   1 comment
Board designers can learn to reduce power and platform management costs up to 50%, increase reliability, and reduce the risk of board re-spins.
I want to join a mob
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/7/2011   1 comment
I don’t want to be initiated into a gang of rascally rascals, you understand – I just want to be part of a Flash mob…
Radiation-shielding design and analysis tool now available
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/7/2011   Post a comment
Developed by Raytheon, the TopAct tool accelerates space, defense, energy, and medical application development
FPGA-based Ethernet switches for real-time applications
Design How-To  
9/7/2011   2 comments
Lattice Semiconductor and Flexibilis have released an FPGA-based Gigabit Ethernet Switch IP core that is scalable, non-blocking, and extensible…
Altera cuts Q3 sales target on weaker demand
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9/6/2011   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera cut its third quarter sales target, citing weaker demand in several vertical markets.
Amr Mohsen – A story so bizarre…
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/6/2011   17 comments
I thought it may be worth while reminding those who did not witness this tale the first time around or who had forgotten just how crazy our industry can be.
Lattice MachXO2 PLD family now available in tiny WLCSP package
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9/6/2011   Post a comment
Extremely small footprint and over 100X power reduction highlight benefits for low density PLD designers...
Industry's first 28-nm FPGA development kit from Altera
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9/6/2011   Post a comment
Full-featured Stratix V GX FPGA-based development kit will accelerate the development of high-bandwidth systems
Xilinx is on a roll
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/6/2011   Post a comment
I don’t know why, but suddenly I’m being bombarded with press releases from the folks at Xilinx…
Don’t miss Xilinx at IBC 2011
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/6/2011   1 comment
Xilinx has just announced its participation at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, from September 8-13, at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, Stand #10.D25, Hall 10.
Altium Designer made available to over 5,000 GoEngineer customers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/2/2011   Post a comment
Altium signs GoEngineer to distribute next-generation electronics design software to Western and South Central U.S.
Free Webinar: Establishing a requirements-driven FPGA/ASIC design process
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/2/2011   Post a comment
This webinar will present advanced chip design methods and practices that are now essential for any design project.
Are “Cord Hogs” the solution to multiple cables in your backpack?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/2/2011   5 comments
This is a plastic “thing” that is designed in such a way as to facilitate your winding electric cables around it and securing them so they don’t unravel.
Most useless machine ever plus another coin trick
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/1/2011   8 comments
Have you ever seen a video of something called “The Most Useless Machine Ever”? In fact this is really rather cool…

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