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Xilinx responds to Altera's FPGA benchmarks
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5/30/2008   2 comments
The folks at Xilinx say that they've re-run the tests with different tool settings and, overall, the Xilinx software solution with Synplify Pro and ISE 10.1 dominates.
Duck! AirJelly coming through!
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
This is really rather amazing - sort of like a giant jellyfish (twice as tall as a man) that glides gracefully through the air.
Giant telescope links London and New York
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
This is absolutely brilliant - I only wish I could get to see it in person.
I laughed so hard I almost passed out (seriously)
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5/23/2008   1 comment
Yesterday evening I was reading a funny passage from one of Bill Bryson's books. I tell you, I was laughing so hard that I almost passed out!
How do we use the data from I/Os running at 8.5 Gbps?
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5/23/2008   3 comments
I just received an interesting query from a reader that has me scratching my head...
Evaluating FPGA floating-point performance
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Here are links to a couple of interesting papers that will get the old gray matter firing on all six cylinders.
$200 million for one FPGA?
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5/20/2008   2 comments
Thus far I haven't seen the pricing for Altera's new 40nm Stratix IV FPGAs, but if we were to extrapolate from an analog device I just saw, the result would make your eyes water!
Give me strength! Altera's new FPGA has 2.5 billion transistors!
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
The largest member of Altera's newly announced Stratix IV FPGA family comprises 2.5 billion transistors!
Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware, and malware?
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5/16/2008   1 comment
Readers have provided some very interesting pointers to tools that may be the answer to all my woes.
Enhancement vs. Depletion vs. Junction FETs
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5/14/2008   1 comment
Does anyone know (a) which came first and (b) what are the different types used for?
Vatican buys Palm Inc. for $800 million
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Now here's a story I didn't expect to see...
Reader query re rounding in binary
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5/9/2008   2 comments
I just received an interesting query from a reader with regards to rounding in binary...
I'm looking for a 1986 issue of Scientific American
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
I know that someone out there has been grimly holding on to their collection of Scientific American magazines just waiting for this day...
I'm looking for a cheap spectrophotometer (at least I think I am)
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5/8/2008   1 comment
I am a man with a mission, but I need your help selecting the right equipment.
Free online book chapters and great deals
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5/8/2008   Post a comment
"Heads-up" info about new books, contests, conference happenings, and "super sales"!
Snap Circuits - 100 electronic projects - only $21.77
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5/7/2008   Post a comment
I just saw "The Deal Of The Day" at the Creative Brains website, and I think it's a jolly good one.
Yet another brain-teaser - the two-ladder conundrum
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5/6/2008   3 comments
A reader just sent me another (seemingly simple) geometry problem that I have no doubt will keep us occupied for hours.
Three cool beginners' books on VHDL
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
While responding to a question from a student, I discovered the answer in our very own Programmable Logic DesignLine forums.
DIY Archaeologist Kit - probe the secrets of ancient times!
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5/2/2008   1 comment
Actually, when you come to think about it, this is not as daft as it seems...
Is this the world's largest helicopter?
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Wow! I just saw photos of the most amazingly humongous helicopter (it's big enough to carry a dump truck)!

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