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4|15|2014 A couple of days ago, Lattice Semiconductor announced its new ECP5 FPGAs. (See Lattice Is Breaking the Rules With ECP5 FPGAs.) These small-footprint, ...

4|11|2014 Lattice Semiconductor is carving out a substantial niche in the programmable world with its focus on small, low-cost, low-power devices, which it says are ...

4|11|2014 The ampere is a special case in the physics of electricity: Though it is a very basic dimension, and, like volt and ohm, it is one of the central ...

4|9|2014 Designing anything these days is complex. There are just so many things to think about and keep track of. Some things cannot be made easier, but there are other ...

4|8|2014 The power requirements of high-end FPGAs are becoming more and more complex, with increasing numbers of power rails, tighter tolerances, complex power-up ...

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