Xilinx ships industry's largest 65-nm FPGA
Product News 12/29/2006 Post a comment
Xilinx started to ship the LX330, a 65-nm FPGA that is said to deliver 65% more logic than the largest 90-nm device. Xilinx fab partners UMC and Toshiba have quickly ramped 65-nm production, producing excellent yields that have enabled the chip vendor to deliver the complete 65-nm Virtex-5 LX platform on time and over one year ahead of its competition.
Multi-threaded design tackles SoC performance bottlenecks: Part 2
Design How-To 12/27/2006 Post a comment
Coupling processor operation closely to bus and other computational demands leads to a dramatic increase in automotive vision system processor efficiency. With further tuning, optimizing the bus to work closely with the hardware threads improves performance and provides a more controllable, measurable, and predictable system latency.
Top DSP How-To's of 2006
Design How-To 12/21/2006 Post a comment
Want to know what your peers are reading? Here is a run-down of the most popular articles of 2006. (New listings posted Dec. 21.)
Comparators top list of top 10 IC growth products
News & Analysis 12/20/2006 Post a comment
Comparators, chips used to measure two different voltages, will be the fastest growing semiconductor product segment in 2006, with projected growth of 37 percent, according to estimates by market research analyst firm IC Insights.
High-level tools become mainstream for DSP
News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment
"East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," Rudyard Kipling famously wrote. Until recently, a similar perspective applied to the development process for signal processing systems. Read on to find out how this process for DSP can be broken down into three basic steps and how this trend will accelerate in 2007.
Slow growth may push analog, FPGA firms private
Product News 12/8/2006 Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is headed for an era of single-digit growth, that may attract analog and FPGA chip makers to go private as the industry consolidates, said the top chip analyst for Gartner Dataquest at a December 8 briefing
Xilinx lowers quarterly sales guidance
News & Analysis 12/7/2006 Post a comment
Programmable logic market leader Xilinx issued revised guidance for the current quarter, saying it now expects sales to be down 2 to 5 percent sequentially from the $467.2 million in sales the company posted for the previous quarter.
Graphical tools for rapid design, prototyping, and deployment
Design How-To 12/6/2006 1 comment
Graphical system design is a revolutionary approach that blends graphical programming and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. It uses a single environment from initial design to final deployment, allowing you to leverage the knowledge of experts who are not embedded designers.
AMD, Hynix to crack top 10 in '06, iSuppli says
News & Analysis 12/4/2006 Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Hynix Semiconductor will finally break into the list of the world's top 10 semiconductor suppliers this year, according to a preliminary ranking from market research analyst iSuppli, which increased its chip industry growth forecast to 9 percent for 2006.
Analyst cuts '06 chip forecast, warns of tough Q4
News & Analysis 12/4/2006 Post a comment
A financial analyst cut his forecast for 2006 semiconductor industry growth for the third time and said the Philadelphia Stock Exchange SOX semiconductor index could decline in December given continued supply chain inventory reductions, impending first quarter seasonal weakness and continued negative year-on-year industry revenue comparisons.
SIA: Record October chip sales, but slowdown looms
News & Analysis 12/1/2006 Post a comment
October worldwide semiconductor sales reached $21.9 billion, setting a new monthly record for the fourth consecutive month, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. But the organization's chief warned of a slowdown on the horizon.
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