Embedded systems design with FPGAs Blog 10/8/2010 3 comments Last week there was a bustle of activity at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston. In particular, it was apparent that the use of programmable logic in the form of FPGAs is dramatically increasing in today's embedded systems designs.
Managing design data – consider the whole product Blog 10/7/2010 4 comments "The product, the whole product, and nothing but the product," outlines Rob Evans of Altium. Here, he recommends to approach electronics in a more interactive way that focuses on the real end result – a complete product.
Lattice's FPGA design tools in the news News & Analysis 10/6/2010 4 comments An independent panel of judges has named the Lattice Diamond design software environment a finalist in Elektra 2010, the European Electronics Industry Awards competition.
The *Long Tail* of FPGAs Design How-To 10/5/2010 7 comments There is a *Long Tail* market for FPGAs lurking in the shadows that opens up new opportunities for electronics designers and their companies.
eASIC Nextreme Product News 10/5/2010 1 comment eASIC's NEW ASICs offer ASIC-like performance, power, and low unit-cost combined with an FPGA-like design flow and rapid delivery of devices.
To emulate or prototype? Blog 10/4/2010 9 comments In my last blog I talked about debugging a design within an FPGA. This week I want to turn the tables completely and talk about using FPGAs as a way to verify ASICs.
I LOVE my new Android mobile phone! Blog 10/4/2010 19 comments After struggling along with my old mobile phone for several years, I finally took the plunge and purchased a Droid Incredible by HTC, and I am DELIGHTED with the result.
All sorts of *Stuff* (good and bad) Blog 10/1/2010 3 comments Here are a bunch of items that recently caught my eye, from computer worms to a new way to tie your shoelaces to Mark Twain to nanotechnology to ... the mind boggles!
Open-source multicore processor project begins News & Analysis 10/1/2010 53 comments ORSoC AB, a Swedish design house that took over responsibility for maintaining the OpenCores website in 2007, has announced that work has begun on OpenRISC 2000 (OR2K), an upgrade to the open-source OpenRISC 1000 32-bit processor.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...