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Design security is a major target for Microsemi’s update to its Igloo series of flash memory-based FPGAs, which add an ARM-oriented memory subsystem.The post Microsemi focuses on security with Igloo2 FPGAs appeared first on Tech Design Forum....
Altera launched their Generation 10 FPGA and SoC devices. The Generation 10 devices will help engineers to develop highly customized solutions that increases system performance and system integration while lowering operating expenses. Initial samples of Arria 10 devices will be available in early 2014. Altera will have...
In wireless, wireline and financial “big data” applications, moving all those packets needs prodigious FPGA resources, not all of which Altera had before their recent series of acquisitions, partnerships, and otherwise wheeling-and-dealing. I caught up with an old friend at … Continue reading →...
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In recent years, the automotive industry has made remarkable advances in driver assistance (DA) systems that truly enrich the driving experience and provide drivers with new forms of information about the roadway around them.
With the large-scale integration of today’s systems-on-chips (SoCs), FPGAs can help embedded designers reduce cost, weight, area and power; they also offer flexibility so that designers can respond to new standards, evolving customer needs and other requirement changes and still meet their time-to-market window.
Cloud computing will play an increasingly significant role in FPGA designs because the benefits to designers are tremendous. Chip design engineers face a myriad of challenges in
The latest results from the annual CDT survey point to changes in the reasons behind ASIC prototyping—from hardware, software, and systems to IP. This year’s Chip Design Trends
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Next-gen 100G line cards require optical interconnects which are efficiently supported by FPGAs like the Virtex-7. To address the insatiable demand for bandwidth, the communications
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At DESIGN West 2012 (aka "ESC" San Jose), Senior Editor Chris A. Ciufo sat down with TI's Matt Kurtz, Manager, Wireless Connectivity Group. Matt's group's job is to add wireless capabilities to microcontrollers with "everything from ANT to ZigBee". Consider their SimpleLink initiative, which is comprised of chipsets, protocols, APIs and drivers that make easy the task of adding wireless to a TI microcontroller product. In this short video, Matt explains that TI's focus is one-stop-shopping and simplicity. Judging from market feedback, TI has met its goals.
The economic downturn has had an upside for some industry segments. PCB prototyping service Screaming Circuits has seen business climb steadily since it’s founding in 2003 as more companies have cut back staff and resources, stretching engineering staffs beyond their own capabilities. Screaming Circuits recently formed a relationship with Newark/element14 to offer their services to the element14 community. In this interview with Duane Benson, director of marketing and sales, Benson elaborates on the growing prototyping market in the PCB industry as well as the challenges and needs of their customer base.
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Xilinx Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoCs enable extensive system level differentiation, integration, and flexibility through hardware, software, and I/O programmability. Design smarter systems with tightly coupled software based control and analytics with real time hardware based processing and optimized system interfaces — with vastly lower BOM costs, lower NRE costs, lower design risk, and much faster time to market. Learn the nine reasons why Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoCs are a generation ahead of alternatives and the smartest solution.
Learn about FPGA-based system design for embedded computing I/O signal processing applications. Free your CPU by rapidly computing custom FFTs, SERDES, logic, and more. We discuss implementing co-processors, like Acromag Virtex-6 FPGA modules with high-speed PCIe/GbE interconnects, using IP cores and software development tools for higher performance and flexibility.
The SmartFusion®2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA is differentiated from other FPGAs by its low power capabilities that enable orders of magnitude lower power operation for low duty cycle applications.
Pentek offers board and system-level SDR products that include digital downconverters, upconverters and transceivers for a complete SDR solution.
National Instruments uses multicore processors, user-programmable FPGAs, the high-throughput PCI Express system bus in PXI, and LabVIEW graphical system design software to address the business and technology challenges of high-frequency test and measurement. Read the white paper.
Configurable logic tiles are the fundamental building blocks of all programmable digital electronic systems. Ever since Xilinx invented the FPGA in the 1980s, configurable logic, in the form of look-up tables and registers, has been an essential component of digital electronics systems across all markets and applications. This white paper describes the features of the configurable logic block in the 28 nm Xilinx 7 series FPGAs, highlighting advantages over previous Xilinx FPGAs and the benefits that these changes bring to the digital design engineer.
Five Trends that Affect IC Designers, ODMs, and OEMs—and What They Can Do About Them.