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FPGA & PLD Quarterly Report October 2012
TOP STORY
From Visual Studio to FPGA Hardware
Accelerating software by moving it to massively parallel hardware continues to develop as an attractive methodology. The merit of hardware acceleration is significant, but there are hurdles that should be budgeted for.  (more)
Xilinx
Xilinx Delivering Unmatched Time to Integration & Productivity
For FPGAs and SoCs, the Xilinx next generation design environment and tool suite improves the quality of results (QoR) of designs by up to 3 speed grades, cuts dynamic power by up to 50%, improves routability and resource utilization by more than 20%, and speeds time to integration and implementation up to 4x.
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
PLDA Announces XpressGX5LP Low Profile PCIe FPGA Design Kit, based on Altera Stratix V GX FPGA
Dates and Venue Announced for 2013 Multicore Developers Conference
Microsemi Introduces Next-generation SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA with Breakthrough Capabilities in Security, Reliability and Low Power
New V7 Board features 15 Million ASIC Gates in One Chip
Avnet Electronics Marketing Announces Global SpeedWay Design Workshops™ Featuring the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
Cadence SiP Technologies and Allegro Package Designer Optimized for Hand-Held Consumer Electronics Market
Blue Pearl Advances FPGA Design Automation, Announces Software Release with Enhanced Path Analysis
Lattice MachXO2 Control Development Kit Enables Complex System Control and Interface Prototyping
FEATURED WHITE PAPERS & VIDEOS
Software Defined Radio Handbook, Ninth Edition
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
Xilinx Announces Q2 Fiscal 2013 Results
RADX Technologies, Xilinx and Analog Devices Demonstrate Advanced, Programmable EdgeQAM Technology Solutions at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012
PLDA Introduces QuickUDP – 10G UDP Hardware Stack IP for FPGA
Xilinx Accelerates Automotive Driver Assistance Deployment at SAE Convergence 2012
Industry Accolades Continue for Lattice iCE40 FPGA Family
Xilinx Headlines All Programmable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Integration at SAE Convergence 2012
Opal Kelly Launches XEM6310 FPGA Module with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Connection
Connect Tech
Connect Tech's FPGA products include Xilinx Virtex-6, Virtex-5, Spartan-6, and Spartan-3E. FreeForm/Express S6, based on the Spartan-6 FPGA, utilizes the PCIe x1 lane form factor. Additional features include an industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connector, which provides a flexible I/O interface, 128MB DDR3, two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and an RS-232 serial port.
PLDA
PLDA's QuickPCIe is a highly-configurable PCIe® interface IP with advanced DMA capability, targeted to Xilinx Kintex®-7, Virtex®-7 and Artix®-7 FPGAs. QuickPCIe supports both Xilinx PCIe® Hard IP, PLDA's PCIe® soft IP and exposes an AMBA® AXI4 compliant interface to the user, allowing seamless IP integration. PLDA's QuickPCIe fully supports PCI Express® 3.0 at Gen3, Gen2, Gen1 speeds.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
From Visual Studio to FPGA Hardware A snapshot on the current state-of-the-art in FPGA software to hardware compilation. (more)
Driver Assistance Systems with the Power of FPGAs 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. This article looks at how FPGAs can be leveraged to quickly bring new driver assistance innovations to market. (more)
Analysis of LTE Base Station Software Deployment on Multicore SoCs To achieve full multicore entitlement, SoCs require a hardware infrastructure without bottlenecks, as well as a simplified software infrastructure. The advent of high-speed cellular services like 4G (more)
FPGAs: The best of both worlds....until they're not. FPGAs keep offering more functionality, but at what programming cost? (more)
Low-Power Design Techniques with FPGAs A holistic approach in the manufacturing process offers a significant reduction in FPGA device and system power. Designers of embedded computing systems are keenly aware that reducing power consumption (more)
Technology to Help You Sleep Better at Night Heterogeneous multicore designs help reduce system cost, size and power consumption for real-time, high-performance systems worldwide. While people may not realize it, they interact with or depend (more)
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FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Cloudwashing – A Rose by any other Name The white-washing of cloud computing remind us of the evolution of decades old rightsizing and client-server technologies. …
Paris: Technology Observations from an American in Paris Technology is the same all the world over: from smartphones to Kindles - I saw it all during a recent trip to the Paris Auto Show. Continue reading → …
More Intelligent Standards Standards groups are stepping cautiously into stacked die, and that's a good thing. …
Lattice Semiconductor Debuts Control Development Kit for MachXO2 FPGA
Blue Pearl Announces Software Release with Enhanced Path Analysis
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FPGA & PLD PRODUCT BRIEFS
4 Channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA VPX Onyx™ Board (Model 53760) (Pentek)
SAMC-713 High performance Virtex-6 AMC with VITA 57.1 expansion site (Scan Engineering Telecom GmbH)
XDSP-55 Programmable FPGA Accelerator board (Scan Engineering Telecom GmbH)
Spartan-6 FPGA Evaluation and Development Kits (Xilinx)
Virtex-7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit (Xilinx)
Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Kit with High-Speed Analog (Xilinx)
Synplify Premier - Fast, Reliable FPGA Implementation and Debug (Synopsys, Inc.)
Xilinx ISE Design Suite 13 (Xilinx)
TRACE32-PowerTools - Category Embedded Development Tools (Lauterbach Inc.)
Artix-7 FPGA Family (Xilinx)
Kintex-7 FPGA (Xilinx)
Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit (Xilinx)
Xilinx Agile Mixed Signal (Xilinx)
Xilinx Transceiver Characterization Kits (Xilinx)
Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs (Xilinx)
Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (Xilinx)
Spartan-6 FPGA Market Specific Kits (Xilinx)
Virtex-6 FPGA Market Specific Kits (Xilinx)
Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails™ In-Circuit Programming and JTAG Cables (Tag-Connect, LLC)
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WHITE PAPERS
Software Defined Radio Handbook, Ninth Edition
Redefining RF and Microwave Instrumentation Through Open Software and Modular Hardware
Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs: The Logical Advantage
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VIDEOS
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
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UPCOMING EVENTS
IPC HDI Conference: Advancements in Materials, Processes and Applications
Los Angeles, CA
October 24–25, 2012
It's Not Easy Being Green: Regulations and Industry Trends Update
Sofitel San Francisco Bay / Redwood City, CA
October 30th & 31st, 2012
Multicore Developers Conference
Hyatt Santa Clara, California
May 21 - 22, 2013
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