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DCD's D68000 IP core with Linux, MAC, and debugger
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Digital Core Design announce a modern incarnation of the good old Motorola 68000 processor as an IP core for use in FPGAs and ASICs/SoCs.
Microsemi's advanced motor control algorithms for SmartFusion cSoCs
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
SmartFusion cSoCs (chips with MCU, programmable digital, and programmable analog) provide cost-effective solutions ideal for safety-critical applications.
New Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA-based Connectivity Kit
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Use of pre-verified and integrated IP shortens time-to-market, reduces BOM, future-proofs high speed serial designs, and dramatically increases design productivity.
Kane's new Altera Stratix V-based Computational Accelerator
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6/30/2012   Post a comment
Kane Computing has announced that the Gidel ProcV PCIe x 8 (Gen3) computational accelerator board is now in production.
Our society is doomed...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/29/2012   50 comments
Someone just sent me a photograph that makes you think "I don’t know whether to laugh or cry"…
What were they thinking: covering a bald spot
Blog  
6/29/2012   7 comments
Back to the pool of crazy patents this week and this is one for those with that dreaded bald spot that needs to be covered…
Best of the web -– June 29th
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6/29/2012   Post a comment
Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
Is it real, or is it Photoshopped?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/28/2012   9 comments
These days we have all sorts of incredibly sophisticated tools at our disposal, both to create fake images and to detect them.
New HyperLink DSP interface FPGA core from Integre Technologies
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
Integretek core leverages proven Texas Instruments’ HyperLink technology connecting Altera and Xilinx FPGA designs to TI’s TMS320C66x multicore processors.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – June 27th
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
Mentor, Synopsys, SMIC, Infineon, Cadence, Ambarella, Analog Devices, National Instruments and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Xilinx delivers PCIe Gen3 hard block and 1866 Mb/s DDR3 solution
Product News  
6/27/2012   1 comment
Xilinx integrated block for the PCI Express Gen3 standard accelerates productivity and increases system performance.
Mega-cool micro-design contest
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/27/2012   Post a comment
I just heard from that young man-about-town Richard Quinnell – the editor of Microcontroller Central – that he's running a micro-design contest.
Nexus 5001 expands test debug interfaces
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6/25/2012   Post a comment
The Nexus 5001 Forum has added two new interfaces and ratified IEEE-ISTO 5001-2012 Standard as a global embedded processor debug interface.
ACE’ing the verification of a cache coherent system using UVM
Design How-To  
6/25/2012   1 comment
The ACE specification enables system-level cache coherency across clusters of multi-core processors. When planning the functional verification of such a system, these coherency extensions bring their own complex challenges...
Software extends hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation
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6/25/2012   Post a comment
HIL initiative uses the latest generation of symbolic modeling technology to rapidly develop high fidelity, multi-domain models of the planetary rover subsystems.
A blast from the past -- Red Dwarf
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/22/2012   25 comments
I am currently a very happy Max, because I just discovered that Red Dwarf is available from the iTunes Store…
DP5-A: An Altera FPGA video development platform
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6/22/2012   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced a range of low cost boards targeted at SD and HD video development.
Spansion's new HMI voice coprocessor
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6/22/2012   1 comment
Spansion's acoustic coprocessor leverages Nuance's voice technology to improve performance of voice applications.
GainSpan showcases expanded Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities
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6/22/2012   Post a comment
While at the Freescale Technology Forum 2012, GainSpan showcased extended capabilities, including serial to Wi-Fi, limited access point, and sensor apps.
SymTA/S supports ECU S/W dev on AURIX automotive MCUs
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6/22/2012   Post a comment
Infineon and Symtavision extend their partnership for model-based timing design and verification of multicore Engine Control Unit (ECU) software.
Freescale, Vivante, Rightware team on automotive display
News & Analysis  
6/22/2012   3 comments
Automotive displays have been getting a lot more dynamic and flexible and long gone are the days of a physical needle twitching in front of circular dial. That trend is set to continue thanks to Rightware, a developer of user interface graphics, Freescale and Vivante. The three companies have joined forces to create an automotive infotainment and instrumentation display platform.
Best of the web -– June 22nd
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6/21/2012   Post a comment
Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
Agile Zynq-7000 EPP software-defined radio kit
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6/20/2012   1 comment
Avnet and Analog Devices introduce the Agile Zynq-7000 EPP/Analog Devices software-defined radio kit
Live webinar on safety-critical apps and high-reliability products
News & Analysis  
6/20/2012   1 comment
The folks from Microsemi are inviting us to attend their live webinar on Tuesday 26 June 2012 from 8:00am to 9:00am Pacific Time (and it's free – hurray!)
What were they thinking: Verification levels
Blog  
6/20/2012   2 comments
I know it is not Friday, but I will be off on vacation for a couple of days and did not want to deprive you of some fun, so here it is a couple of days early...
RTOS extensions enable embedded apps on multicores
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6/20/2012   Post a comment
Green Hills Software is enabling automotive manufacturers to securely run multiple embedded applications on a single multicore processor by virtue of its new extensions to its Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS).
French parallel processing research wins $40 million
Research  
6/20/2012   1 comment
The ManyCoreLabs three-year collaborative R&D project, proposed by fabless chip company Kalray SA, has been selected to receive 32 million euro (about $40 million) in funding from the French authorities as part of the Investissements d'Avenir (Invest in the Future) program.
Changing business models as Atrenta buys NextOp
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6/20/2012   Post a comment
With the big three no longer buying many startups, it open the way for the emerging middle class of EDA…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – June 20th
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6/20/2012   Post a comment
Tanner, Tower Jazz, Dolphin, Shocking, Research and Markets, Altera, TI, On Semi, Cypress, Sand 9, and MIPI made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Altera, TI speed RF design with dev kit for Arria V FPGAs
Product News  
6/19/2012   1 comment
New development kit reduces the time needed to design and verify RF systems from months to weeks.
Xilinx targets reduced OpEx and CapEx for network operators
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6/19/2012   Post a comment
Comprehensive offering of forward error correction IP cores announced at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference
Fully Depleted Silicon on Insulator devices
Blog  
6/19/2012   2 comments
Bulk silicon may be nearing the end of the line as scaling becomes more problematic, FD SOI gives it a kick in the pants, possibly down to 11nm…
Whitepaper: Rapid 32-bit MCU configuration
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6/18/2012   Post a comment
As 32-bit MCUs become more complex, the degree of configurability for each general purpose input/output (GPIO) pin and peripheral increases significantly.
I love Stanley (and Stanley loves me)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/18/2012   22 comments
I'm waiting for someone to say "Excuse me, do you happen to have any jumper cables," so that I can proudly whip out my Stanley...
New NXP Cortex-M0 MCU-based lighting website
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6/18/2012   Post a comment
NXP have announced the launch of a new website dedicated to explaining how NXP LPC Microcontrollers make lighting control design easier and more cost-effective.
Why people like the British
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/18/2012   13 comments
Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
Electromagnetic modeling of three dimensional integrated circuits
Design How-To  
6/18/2012   1 comment
Three Dimensional Integrated Circuits (3DIC) are generating increased interest as a way to increase speed and density while reducing power and form factor...
It truly is a different world…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
6/15/2012   12 comments
While driving home from work yesterday, I heard a report on the NPR (National Public Radio) that made me think "We truly do live in a different world…"
Impulse achieves 16X speed-up of genome analysis on $2,500 FPGA module
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6/15/2012   Post a comment
Impulse and Pico Computing collaboration brings faster, cheaper bio research tools.
Microsemi FPGAs and cSoCs for extreme temperatures
Product News  
6/15/2012   3 comments
Programmable devices operate at 150-to-200 degrees Celsius
Xilinx to demo All Programmable OTN Solutions
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6/15/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx OTN IP portfolio enables Telecom/Network OEMs to innovate and differentiate products while reducing time-to-market and Total Cost of Ownership
Research project to avoid rare-earth metals for electric motors
News & Analysis  
6/15/2012   12 comments
A three-year research project aims to work on the design of next generation electric vehicle motors that eliminate the use of expensive magnetic materials.
Best of the web -– June 15th
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6/15/2012   Post a comment
Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
What were they thinking: mowing a lawn
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/15/2012   9 comments
Child labor laws are somewhat strict in this country, but after you see how much energy kids have, it seems a shame not to try and capture it in some way…
Buzz words can kill the buzz
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/14/2012   3 comments
Ever been confused by buzzwords, acronyms or other such things in presentations. What are you pet peeves?
Lattice offers free "@MachX02 Speed" seminars
Product News  
6/13/2012   1 comment
Worldwide seminar series focuses on low cost, high system integration, and fast time-to-market of MachXO2 PLD family.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse – I am not alone!
Blog  
6/13/2012   11 comments
And you all thought I was being silly... well, shame on you! (grin)
Companies with Power/Thermal related products
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6/13/2012   Post a comment
Part of the EDA Designline Power archive. Contains listings of companies and power related products plus links to their articles...
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – June 13th
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6/13/2012   Post a comment
Freescale, GEO, STMicro, Globalfoundries, Altera and SEMI made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Altera’s latest Quartus II FPGA design S/W up to 4X faster
Product News  
6/12/2012   1 comment
Building on more than a decade of software innovation, Quartus II software v12.0 delivers additional productivity and performance advantages for system designers.
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