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Intel rolls six merged Atom, FPGA chips

11/22/2010 06:57 PM EST
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KB3001
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KB3001   11/25/2010 5:52:02 AM
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@Rick, how about the communication between the altera FPGA and ATOM processor? It would also be intersting to know how this SIP will be programmed.

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elctrnx_lyf   11/24/2010 10:52:41 AM
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I've come across few designs in my experience where a processor along with an FPGA is used together in the design with a tighter integration by a way communication between both the devices. These kind of designs are mostly used in medical designs where the controlling and monitoring is divided among a processor and FPGA, so that FPGA will take care of the controlling tasks when there is any failure in the processor. I think Intel will also show some reference designs to attract different OEM customers. There lies the actual challenge and opportunity!!!

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_hm   11/24/2010 3:39:19 AM
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This may be designed originally for Defense market. In that market, space and integration is of prime importance. Having both Atom and FPGA makes design very integrated and can resolve many differrent application. One example is small pocket/handheld PC for Army on the field or software define radio.

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TingLu   11/24/2010 1:54:25 AM
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Is this what you want? http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2010/04/27/48499/xilinx-hardwires-cortex-a9-mpcore-processor-into-fpga.htm

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Andrew.Felch   11/24/2010 12:57:27 AM
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I saw an FPGA app store suggested over at the daily circuit. That would be crazy!

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sharps_eng   11/24/2010 12:15:17 AM
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Elsewhere on EET, GateRocket have a neat tool to accelerate RTL simulation, by 'plugging' their hardware box containing a real FPGA into the simulator environment. These new Intel devices might be tough for them to integrate into their emulator boxes?

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chanj0   11/23/2010 9:03:19 PM
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The targeted market of the new chips seemingly is STB. Previous article has indicated Atom chip is growing properly in telecommunication segment. Is there any specific Atom being built for this particular segment and others?

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jimcondon   11/23/2010 5:45:48 PM
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@RoboticsDeveloper: What is it you are asking for that's different from what Intel has announced? I think this is an great pairing, and can't wait to start using it.

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wolframr   11/23/2010 4:06:47 PM
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What are you looking for? I may can help. At least I would be very interested what type of System/subsystem you are looking for.

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antiquus   11/23/2010 3:37:49 PM
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@RoboticsDeveloper: yes, that would be a good thing, even if it is "last year's" FPGA. Sometimes the push for next-gen stuff leaves little opportunity for a trickle-down of technology. All it would take is some simplified software -- most of the FPGA tools are unfriendly to the new guys. BTW, why would anyone want to fork their shoes?

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