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Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/31/2005   Post a comment
This week Celoxica announced the results of a survey Rosy future yet 86% of designers report no ESL training indicating a major disconnect in ESL training although ESL use will dramatically increase.
High-Speed Serial Interconnects Still a Mystery? Join Altera
News & Analysis  
8/30/2005   Post a comment
Altera's hosting its second High-Speed Serial Interconnect Seminar on September 22, at the Crowne Plaza in Worcester, MA for designers who want to understand the complexities of high-speed serial link interconnects.
No Room? Low-Profile Socket by QuickLogic
Product News  
8/29/2005   Post a comment
QuickLogic today announced the availability of a HiLo socket from Interconnect Systems, Inc. (ISI), that allows designers to easily prototype space-constrained designs using footprint-compatible sockets.
Remember Bill Joy's Fear?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/25/2005   Post a comment
So, I know you're going to increasingly be experiencing the joy of designing FPGAs into the zoomiest applications. News is coming out fast and furious regarding that fact and I'm very excited as well.
Intel--Technologies Will be More Aware
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Outlining long-term research efforts to make electronic products smarter, safer, and more adaptable to use, Intel sees "user aware" platform technologies building intuitively responsive systems.
Thwarting IP Hackers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/24/2005   Post a comment
Seldom do companies write complete articles to answer my Blogs. This week, Actel did. Last week I asked, "Given Actel's announcement this week (Actel Turns Security up a Notch) of secure in-system programmability based on 128-bit AES encryption, it made me just a bit curious as to where are programmable device security breaches to date?"
Linear Technology Tracking Controller
Product News  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2927 single power supply-tracking controller to simplify tracking and sequencing requirements of complex distributed power architectures.
Advanced Switching Interconnect Tools Soon Available
Product News  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
StarGen announced details of its AXSys ASI Software Suite, a highly integrated family of application software and development tools for Advanced Switching Interconnect fabric networks.
SRC-7 + Reconfigurable Processor
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
SRC Computers today announced the availability of its SRC-7 system featuring the first reconfigurable processor with IEEE compliant floating point blocks and accompanying high bandwidth interconnect.
PLDApplications Solution Compliance Testing
News & Analysis  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
PLDApplications announced that its PCI Express* Endpoint controller, which incorporates Rambus's PCI Express PHY, has successfully completed vigorous PCI-SIG compliance and interoperability testing.
Beautiful MUSIC in India
News & Analysis  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. today announced the agenda for the 2005 Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits (MUSIC) in India.
Mentor and China Science Academy to Build Design Lab
News & Analysis  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced today a partnership with the Electronic Design Automation Center at China Academy of Science (EDA Center-CAS) in Beijing to build a joint laboratory of system design.
CoreFFT for DSP IP UMPH
Product News  
8/23/2005   Post a comment
CoreFFT by Actel is an IP core generator producing optimized fast Fourier transform (FFT) cores for use with flash and antifuse-based Actel FPGAs.
ChipX and CAST Announce USB Structured ASIC Partnership
News & Analysis  
8/22/2005   Post a comment
ChipX announced that it will partner with CAST to use CAST IP in its structured ASIC products.
FPGA Application Converters Top 90% Efficiency
Product News  
8/22/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor today introduced two high-performance converters that increase efficiency and extend battery life in applications where multiple high-current, low-voltage power supplies are needed to power system loads such as FPGAs, DSPs and ASICs.
Vision for Virtual Instrumentation
News & Analysis  
8/18/2005   Post a comment
At NIWeek, Dr. James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments, shared his vision for virtual instrumentation. Virtual instrumentation evolved from mainstream test applications to industrial control to innovative graphic system design methodology that Truchard claims open new possibilities in embedded design.
Front-End Logic Core Supports Xilinx
Product News  
8/17/2005   Post a comment
VMETRO announced a Serial FPDP IP core for use on a range of Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA products.
10,000 HDL Simulators Licensed
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Aldec announced that it signed a site license for 10,000 Riviera HDL simulators to be installed at Renesas Design Vietnam Co., Ltd. The simulators will be used for parallel verification of microprocessor based system-level designs.
Security--What Holes?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/16/2005   Post a comment
I hate to shop. Although I know that there is a certain level of risk in doing business online, I still do a ton of it. I love Amazon.com, BN.com, Ebay, and Coldwater Creek. So far, I've been lucky that my transactions have remained secure; at least I think so.
QuickLogic Joins SD Card and CE-ATA
News & Analysis  
8/16/2005   Post a comment
Confirming its commitment to low-power portable applications, QuickLogic announced that it is joining both the SD Card Association and CE-ATA. Both groups develop low-power bus and form factor standards for memory, networking and storage peripherals that will be adopted into portable consumer products.
Accelerated Support for Nios
Product News  
8/16/2005   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics, has a configurable version of the Nucleus Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and a corresponding middleware package for Altera's Nios II family of embedded processors.
Actel Turns Security up a Notch
Product News  
8/16/2005   Post a comment
Actel today announced the immediate availability of a ProASIC3 starter kit and sampling of its 250K-gate A3P250 FPGA. The kit provides developers of high-volume applications the ability to incorporate secure in-system programmability (ISP). Prototyping and low-cost evaluation versions of the starter kit are available.
PWM Controllers For High-Current FPGA Power Supplies
Product News  
8/15/2005   Post a comment
Intersil has two-phase ISL6310 and three-phase ISL6308 pulse width modulation (PWM) controllers with high-current, integrated MOSFET drivers and system accuracy.
Easy Multi-Gigabit SERDES Interconnect
Product News  
8/15/2005   Post a comment
HyperLynx version 7.5 from Mentor Graphics is now available. The tool suite for pre-and post-layout signal integrity (SI) simulation and analysis targets emerging SERDES interconnects standards such as PCI-Express, Hyper Transport, XAUI and SATA/SAS.
Where No FPGA Has Gone Before
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/10/2005   Post a comment
This week Mitrionics announced the ability to push-button program FPGAs in software for such lofty supercomputing computational-intensive applications as the human genome project, oil and gas exploration, aerospace, and finance.
Not a Hardware Designer? Don't Worry.
Product News  
8/10/2005   Post a comment
You too can program FPGAs for gene sequencing, computer vision, and biocomputing applications.
National Boosts FPGA Signal Integrity
Product News  
8/9/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor announced two new low-power, high-performance buffers/repeaters for its portfolio of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) products that boost the signal integrity of FPGAs and ASICs across backplanes and cables in telecom, datacom, industrial, medical, automotive, and office-imaging applications.
FPGA vendors wisely follow the leaders
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/4/2005   Post a comment
Taking a market driven approach is the way to go for FPGA and PLD designers.
FPGA Claiming 40% More DSP Resources Available
Product News  
8/3/2005   Post a comment
Cyclone II EP2C70 FPGAs, claimed by Altera to be the largest low-cost alternatives to ASICs and ASSPs, are now available.
Lattice Selects Electroglas for Next-Gen 90nm FPGAs
News & Analysis  
8/2/2005   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor has standardized on the Electroglas EG6000 for 300mm wafer probing. The systems will be housed in Hillsboro and San Jose operations to handle the company’s new generation of 90nm FPGA devices.


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