by Bill Schweber The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) has come a long way from its roots as a flexible logic-circuit replacement based on programmable-memory technology in the 1980s. They are now used as the primary or sole processor for small and large systems in applications spanning basic appliances to high-end aerospace. It’s estimated by various […]
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced a transceiver technology breakthrough, bringing greater cost efficiency to data center interconnects. Xilinx’s Virtex UltraScale devices have achieved compliance to the 25GE, 50GE…
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Averna, an industry-leading provider of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today the opening of an RF and FPGA Innovation Lab at its…
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Xilinx, Inc. announced first customer shipment of the Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA high-end FinFET FPGA built using TSMC’s 16FF+ process. The Virtex UltraScale+ devices join the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs and Kintex UltraScale+ FPGAs. Virtex UltraScale+ devices build on the Virtex UltraScale family, the industry’s only 20nm high-end FPGAs. With capabilities such as 32G transceivers, PCIe Gen […]
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) today announced that Avnet has updated its design software on the SmartFusion2 KickStart Development Kit to offer a data security demonstration. The kit, sold exclusively through Avnet, is an entry-level development platform designed to facilitate rapid prototyping using Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). […]
Avnet, Inc. has released the 10-inch Touch Display Kit, providing engineers in markets including portable instrumentation, consumer kiosks, embedded systems and industrial automation all the elements needed to develop rich and interactive GUI applications with touchscreen capability using Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC evaluation and development boards. The Avnet-designed AES-ALI3-AMPIRE10-G kit is available for $499. […]
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and dbx-tv today announced that dbx-tv’s Total Technology audio enhancement suite is now available on the Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family. The Total Technology suite offers several technologies working together, which result in optimal audio quality that creates the best sound available from the TV’s […]
Embedded system designers looking for a fully configurable, high performance hardware platform for engineering and verifying applications based on the Kintex UltraScale FPGA family from Xilinx will find the functionality they need in the new Kintex UltraScale FPGA Development Kit released today by Avnet, Inc. Available with the Kintex UltraScale XCKU040-1FBVA676 device in a small […]
Xilinx, Inc. announced the Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions, enabling a new ultra high productivity approach for designing All Programmable SoCs, FPGAs, and the creation of reusable platforms. These new HLx Editions include HL System Edition, HL Design Edition and HL WebPACK™ Edition. All HLx Editions include Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) including C/C++ libraries, Vivado IP […]
Altera Corporation announced the availability of the Altera® Functional Safety Lockstep solution for the Nios® II embedded processor, a solution that reduces risk in design cycles and helps system designers simplify certification for industrial and automotive safety applications. The joint Altera and YOGITECH lockstep solution is built using Altera FPGAs, SoCs, and certified tool flows, […]