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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   5/16/2011 9:19:03 PM
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In fact I just got off the phone with one of the vendors -- they said that they weren't going to have their own booth -- but that they would be appearing on their partner's booths...

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BrianBailey   5/16/2011 8:04:29 PM
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You are right, especially since they are a significant tool provider and have been investing in areas such as ESL. Maybe they think the attendees of DAC are more SoC developers and thus other companies will be presenting their interests for them - such as in prototyping.

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Patk0317   5/16/2011 7:54:53 PM
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After a quick scan of the exhibitor list, I find it interesting that none of the major (or even minor) FPGA vendors have a presence at DAC this year.

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BrianBailey   5/16/2011 5:59:00 PM
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I agree that there is a lot that still needs to happen to bring the cost of prototyping down, and to make more plug in boards that are suitable for more than one manufacturer of board. To date, I think the turn-around time has been one of the biggest problems and when that is solved, interfaces may be the next big issue. Thanks for bringing that up.

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KB3001   5/16/2011 5:47:32 PM
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The lack of standard board interfaces and tools still impedes the growth of this market, IMHO. You are expected to spend tens of thousands of dollars and many man-months on training for something that might become obsolete or out of maintenance in few years time. Few companies can afford that....

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Max The Magnificent   5/16/2011 5:35:45 PM
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Brian, I think you've hit the nail on the head with this one -- there has been a lot of stealthy activity in this area over the last year and I think we'll be seeing some very interesting announcements in the weeks leading up to DAC and at DAC itself...

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