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FPGA is platform for ASIC-based aero system
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Over the past ten years the aerospace industry has adopted the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics as a means to rapidly design and deploy embedded processing systems.
FPGA configures DSP core in imaging app
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
When Intevac developed the embedded electronic systems for NightVista, a compact, high-performance, ultralow-light camera, the first approach was built around a Texas Instruments DSP.
Satellite modems structure Internet access
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Structured ASICs are a new class of devices that deal with the burgeoning costs of developing traditional ASICs and the time taken to obtain the first fully functional devices.
FPGA algorithm tunes gray, color images
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
For both gray-scale and color image applications in an FPGA, we have implemented block truncation coding (BTC), a lossy image-compression algorithm with proven value in applications that don't require exact reconstruction of the original image.
Front-end analysis accelerates ASIC flow
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
The problem for Infrant Technologies, a young network storage IC company, was to figure out how to avoid the typical iterative design scenario.
Placement approach cuts SoC power needs
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
High power consumption and excessive heat generation are major barriers that design engineers must overcome during system-on-chip (SoC) implementation.
API will bridge HW/SW design gap
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Now that whole systems can be put on a single piece of silicon, IC design is as much a software design issue as it was a hardware design problem before.
Tool helps build embedded systems on FPGAs
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Drawing on its board-design-tool background, Altium releases a design environment for developing embedded systems on FPGAs.
Tool helps build embedded systems on FPGAs
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Drawing on its board-design-tool background, Altium releases a design environment for developing embedded systems on FPGAs.
Design of Base I/O Libraries
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
Cell libraries clearly play a critical role in IC design today. They serve as the fundamental building blocks for any new chip design. Most developers have chosen a standard cell library early in the design process, frequently based on which IC foundry they are working with—and verified that the library works smoothly within their design flow.
QuickLogic Announces System Analyzer
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Moto's Reconfigurable Compute Fabric units get software library
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11/14/2003   Post a comment
Motorola will release the first TD-SCDMA module software library for its MRC6011 Reconfigurable Compute Fabric (RCF) device on December 15, 2003. There will be no charge to selected customers. Motorola plans to deliver software libraries for WCDMA and CDMA-1X standards in 1H2004.
IC-package co-design supports flip-chips
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
With the advent of flip-chip, packages and silicon can no longer be designed in isolation. In this article, Agere Systems researchers including J.C. Parker detail Agere's IC-package co-design methodology, and list capabilities still needed from EDA vendors.
Power board accelerates DVD reference designs
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Power Integrations' Design Accelerator Kit (DAK-32) features an energy efficient 20-watt power supply reference design that delivers sufficient peak output to start motors and spin up drives found in DVD players and recorders. It consumes 1 watt in the standby mode.
Real-Time OS available for Moto's MSC8102 DSP
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11/12/2003   Post a comment
Enea Embedded Technology, (formerly OSE Systems) has begun to offer its OSEck real-time kernel and Illuminator development tools for Motorola's MSC8102 digital signal processor. The MSC8102 combines four StarCore SC140 cores running at speeds of up to 300 MHz with four Enhanced Filter Coprocessors.
Full-Wave EM Modeling for RF, Mixed-Signal IC Design
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11/10/2003   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies introduced an addition to its RF Design Environment that offers full-wave electromagnetic modeling capability for RF and mixed-signal design from within Cadence Design System's Virtuoso platform. Agilent RFDE Momentum enables electromagnetic modeling to help engineers in the communications industry increase productivity and speed development of wireless and wireline products.
Online simulator eases DC/DC designs
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11/9/2003   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation's online circuit simulation tool, iSim, eases DC/DC regulator designs built around ten of its most popular PWM controller ICs. Now part of the company's online Technical Design Center providing documentation, design resources and product information, iSim provides Bode plot analysis using a simple interactive "edit-in-place" schematic based on actual reference designs.
TI's 320C2800 DSPs Get TCP/IP Support from Traquair
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11/7/2003   Post a comment
Traquair Data Systems, Inc. has begun marketing the bf3Net TCP/IP protocol stack to support the TMS320C2800 series of DSP processors from Texas Instruments.
VHDL harmonic balance extensions model RF circuits
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11/6/2003   Post a comment
Harmonic Balance simulators offer engineers the ability to visualize the behavior of an RF transceiver circuit in the frequency domain. VHDL-AMS/FD is the extension to the popular hardware description language that supports harmonic balance simulation for frequency domain analysis. This Frequency Domain (FD) language extension provides the RF designer the capability to describe the wireless system top down from the architectural level to down to the transistors and non-linear circuit elements. F


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