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A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device that can be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing - hence the name "field-programmable". FPGAs are programmed using a logic circuit diagram or a source code in a hardware description language (HDL) to specify how the chip will work. They can be used to implement any logical function that an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) could perform, but the ability to update the functionality after shipping offers advantages for many applications.

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Software Compatibility with the Flick of a Switch

Ahhh, software. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Or so it seems during some projects. In this new world order of limited development budgets, it’s certainly the 800-poundRead More...

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New FPGAs Transform Real-Time Systems Architectures

FPGAs regularly steal headlines in current industry news for impressive feats of digital signal processing in radar and software radio applications. And, rightfully so! Many new FPGARead More...

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Newest Embedded Technology Used by Industry Leaders

Industrial USB to Four RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 Serial Communication Ports A new serial communication adapter offers users the choice of four field selectable RS-232, RS-422, orRead More...

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Hybrid Signal Processing 3U VPX Board Teams DSPs with FPGAs

A new signal processing board features a mix of FPGAs and DSPs in the form of a large Altera Stratix II GX FPGA and one cluster of four ADSP-TS201S TigerSHARC processors from AnalogRead More...

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LPC Bus-Legacy Lives On

Legacy buses and I/O appear to be on the chopping block. Large pin count parallel communications buses are being replaced by faster serial architectures. Examples include Serial ATARead More...

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Recent Trends in FPGAs Drive Adoption in Mil Apps

The adoption of FPGAs into rugged applications continues to increase at a rapid pace thanks to a number of factors. These factors, which make FPGAs more attractive and easier toRead More...

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Busless PMC Carrier Card Allows Use of FPGA Modules in Stand-alone Mode

A busless PMC module carrier card allows use of a PMC module in an independent stand-alone mode. The APMC4110 carrier card from Acromag delivers power to a PMC module and regulates theRead More...

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Measure It - Fix It: Go Green by Improving Inefficient Products and Processes

Over the past several years, the cause of all things “green” has gained incredible momentum. From celebrity endorsements to political campaigns to company slogans, reducingRead More...

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Products & Technology

High-Density AC-DC Adapters for Medical Applications A series of wall mount switching adapters, designed specifically for medical and information technology equipment (ITE)Read More...

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Meeting the Demand for COTS Safe and Secure Certification Evidence

The demand for safety and security certification evidence for hardware and software in systems has increased dramatically in recent years. In the past, this evidence was developedRead More...

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Silicon Solutions Enable Migration to Next Generation Networks

A Universal Gateway is a logic solution that can truly provide any port, service, functionality and interworking/translation capability from any protocol to any other protocol in layerRead More...

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Products & Technology

Extreme Rugged Methodology Comes to Mid-Range ETX As part of an initiative to extend its Extreme Rugged product lines, Adlink Technology has announced the first new Ampro byRead More...

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Carrier Boards Enable Applications in PCI Express Environment

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Altera's 40-nm Arria II GX FPGAs Meet PCI-SIG Compliance for PCIe 2.0 Spec

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6U VME/VXS Signal Generator Boasts Eight 14-bit Channels at 1.2 GSPS

A new FPGA-based multichannel signal generator offers eight 14-bit synchronized data streams at 1.2 Gsample/s analog outputs from an FPGA-based board utilizing three Xilinx Virtex 5Read More...

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Industry Insider

Embedded COTS Vendors Issue Joint Statement on Open Standards Model and VSO Several leading COTS embedded board, subsystem and backplane and enclosure vendors, includingRead More...

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PMC/XMC Transceiver Module for Wideband Radar Countermeasures and MIL/COTS Apps

A new high-frequency PMC/XMC transceiver module is targeted for high-speed, wideband applications including remote radar countermeasures, tracking and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)Read More...

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3U CompactPCI Board Combines Intel Atom with Onboard FPGA

A 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) single board computer (SBC) now combines low-power Intel Atom XL processors with an onboard FPGA for user-defined functions to offer enhanced embeddedRead More...

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USM-based Dual Fast Ethernet PMC Offers FPGA Flexibility

USM-Based Dual Fast Ethernet PMC Offers FPGA Flexibility  A new Dual Fast Ethernet PMC is based on the Universal Submodule (USM) concept that implements a board's desiredRead More...

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FPGA-Based 4-Channel High Speed Synch/Asynch Serial Interface

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FPGA-Based Industrial Ethernet Module Integrates a High-Capacity Switch-IP

An industrial Ethernet module (IEM) implements a cost-efficient and flexible solution to adapt to various Industrial Ethernet technologies. The IEM from IXXAT is based on an AlteraRead More...

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MMC Management Solution Using ACTEL SmartFusion

A new module management controller (MMC) board management reference (BMR) starter kit is based on Actel’s SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal programmable/configurable applicationRead More...

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Quad-Channel Data Acquisition and Processing Board Hits 200 MSPS at 16 bits

A four-channel data acquisition module targets radar and communications applications requiring next-generation performance. The 71600 from Pentek has four 200 MSPS, 16-bit dataRead More...

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Virtex-6 FPGA Module for Radar and Telemetry Applications

Virtex-6 FPGA Module for Radar and Telemetry Applications  A multichannel, high-speed data converter XMC module is designed for connection to HF or IF ports for communications,Read More...

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The Application Services Platform: A New Class of Device for Embedded Development and Systems

There have been many attempts over the years to achieve a highly integrated system-level device on a single piece of silicon. There have been ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs and more. There haveRead More...

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FMC ADC Card Delivers 550 MS/s Output

A high-performance FPGA ADC Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module features two enhanced Texas Instruments ADC devices. The ADC510 from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded ComputingRead More...

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FMC/VPX Carrier Equipped with Optical Backplane Interface

A new line of FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) carriers and FMC modules from Pentek will include an optical backplane interface. The Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier is the first member of theRead More...

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Device Family Integrates Dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with Programmable Logic

A new family of devices tightly integrates a complete ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based system with 28 nm, low-power programmable logic for system architects and embedded softwareRead More...

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High-Speed Digitizers Recapture Innovation as ADCs Yield to FPGAs

Prior to the new millennium, skilled hardware engineers pushed the technology envelope with inventive wideband digitizer designs leveraging an assortment of discrete logic integratedRead More...

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Full Implementation of an OFDM Physical Layer on an FPGA, Reduces Time-to-Market

An FPGA IP core has been designed as a complete implementation of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) physical layer, based on 802.11a/g/n.  The core, code namedRead More...

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Building Power Efficient, Context-Aware Mobile Systems

Take a quick look at the latest generation of smartphones from leading manufacturers and one conclusion quickly becomes apparent. Designers are continuing to add new levels ofRead More...

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AMC Card with FMC Module Slot and FPGA Flexibility

A standard AMC.1 module offers a user-programmable XC6SLX25T-2 or XC6SLX75T-2 Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. Designed for industrial, COTS and transportation applications, where specializedRead More...

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System on Chip (or Two) Coming to a Design Near You?

Are developments in silicon going to play havoc with this explosion of small form factor modules that has been recently sprouting like mushrooms in a moist cellar? With this issue,Read More...

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L-Band RF Tuner Integrated with Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA for Satellite TV, Wireless Comm

An L-Band RF tuner and dual digitizer module incorporates an onboard Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. The instrument targets reception and processing of digitally modulated RF signals such asRead More...

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Using Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs for Hardware Platform Management

Sophisticated systems that are designed to be highly dependable usually include some sort of platform management function that monitors and manages the health of the hardware,Read More...

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XMC Module Mates Virtex-5 FPGA with PCIe Interface and Deep Memory

A set of new XMC-VLX mezzanine modules features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/ORead More...

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Ruggedized VPX Boards Offer Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs

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Multi-Channel, Configurable PCI-Express Digitizer with Two Virtex-5 FPGAs

An advanced PCIe-based wideband A/D board captures four synchronized channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or two synchronized channels up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADCRead More...

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First in a Family of Virtex-7 FPGA SDR Modules for UAV, Radar and Communications

The first member of a new high-performance software defined radio module—the Onyx family from Pentek—is a 4-channel, 200 MHz A/D XMC module based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA family.Read More...

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Products & Technologies

NEMA 16-Channel Optically Isolated Input / Relay Output Modules Require No PC A pair of intelligent 16-channel wireless digital I/O units communicate directly with each other. EachRead More...

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10Gb Ethernet PCI Express FPGA Accelerator Card

10 Gbit Ethernet PCI Express FPGA Accelerator Card A low-profile PCI Express FPGA accelerator card features a 10 Gbit Ethernet interface directly coupled to a Xilinx FPGA. TheRead More...

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Programming ASP-Type Devices: New Approaches for a New Paradigm

An application services platform or ASP, a name coined by RTC editor-in-chief Tom Williams, is a new class of IC that combines a CPU, a standard set of configurable peripherals and aRead More...

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COM Express FPGA Starter Kit for Quick Evaluation with Flexible I/O

A new COM Express starter kit featuring the Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os. With this COM ExpressRead More...

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Two-in-One Development Platform for Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA on SBC

A turnkey single board computer development environment for the Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA is aimed at accelerating development of FPGA-based applications for low-power embedded systems. Read More...

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28 nm FPGA Device Portfolio Addresses Continuum of Design Requirements

In these pages we have written quite a bit lately about the quest for the perfect ASIC. It is some mystical combination of programmability, hardware configurability, performance, cost,Read More...

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XMC Module with Configurable FPGA Targets Cost-Sensitive Embedded Tasks

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Virtex7 6U VPX Module with High-Performance ADC/DAC module

A new 6U VPX module is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 OpenVPX COTS DSP Engine designed for sense-and-response applications that require high bandwidth and minimal latency. TheRead More...

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The Dance of Optimization: Waltzing Down to the Silicon

There appears to be a transition taking place that will significantly influence the way embedded systems are designed. For some time we have been witnessing developments in small formRead More...

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What Do We Call the Whatchamacallit?

How is it that very smart people seem to have similar ideas at around the same time? In our industry, when such a thing happens we tend to think of a trend, or in other cases of someRead More...

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Portable and Reusable FPGA Frameworks Let Engineers to do what They do Best - Design

The definition of a design engineer, per Wikipedia, is one who “works with a team of engineers and designers to develop the preliminary design and the most critical parts.” In today’sRead More...

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XMC Module with Configurable FPGA Targets Cost-Sensitive Embedded Tasks

To address the need for low-cost configurable FPGA computing solutions, a series of new XMC-SLX mezzanine modules features an economical Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The Spartan-6 FPGA’sRead More...

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FPGAs – The Logical Choice

The ability to customize logic has underpinned the electronics industry since the early days of the 74xx glue logic family. Whether for simple chip selects, shift registers, registers,Read More...

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MIPS-Based, FPGA-Optimized Soft Core CPU Supported by VxWorks

Altera, MIPS Technologies and System Level Solutions (SLS) have introduced a MIPS-based, FPGA-optimized soft processor for use on Altera’s FPGA and ASIC devices. The MP32 processor isRead More...

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Virtex-6 Signal Processing Board Family Moves to CompactPCI System Designs

  Pentek has announced that its popular Cobalt board family is now available for use in CompactPCI (cPCI) systems. The migration to cPCI gives system designers full access to Pentek’sRead More...

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Ruggedized VPX Boards Offer Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs

A family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizes Xilinx’s Virtex-6 FPGAs for onboard signal processing, delivering digital sampling ratesRead More...

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High-Speed Data Acquisition Module with Multi-Board Synchronization

A high-speed data acquisition module is capable of digitizing one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz. The Model 71640 from Pentek has provisions for theRead More...

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Customizing a Microcontroller for Hardware Platform Management

When the subsystem CPU is a microcontroller and its job includes hardware platform management for a larger board or module, it is highly desirable for the controller to integrateRead More...

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Virtex-5 AMC with FMC Module Slot

A standard single mid-size or full-size AMC module comes with the choice of a user-programmable LX50T, LX85T, or SX50T Virtex-5 FPGA. The TAMC640 from Tews Technologies provides aRead More...

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A Floating Point Co-Processor for FPGAs

There was a time when if an application had some special functions that needed to be executed very fast and often, one alternative was to use an FPGA as a special-purpose co-processorRead More...

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Quad Channel 500 MSPS FMC with 14-Bit Analog Input

A new rugged FPGA Mezzanine Card module is a quad-channel 500 MSPS 14-bit analog input card. The FMC-518 from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing features Intersil’s newRead More...

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VPX Cards Employ Spartan-6 FPGA for Higher Performance/Price Requirements

A new series of 3U VPX FPGA boards provides powerful, but economical solutions for high-speed processing of algorithms in embedded computing applications. The VPX-SLX boards fromRead More...

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PMC Modules Use Economical FPGA to Reduce Cost of Complex Embedded Tasks

A set of new PMC mezzanine modules features the cost-optimized Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules from Acromag can save thousands of dollars, yet stillRead More...

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Power Estimator App for the iPhone Targets Xilinx’s 28nm 7 Series FPGAs

Designers who rely on their iPhones as much as their PCs now have a quick and easy way to determine the power consumption of Xilinx’s 28nm 7 series FPGAs. The new Pocket PowerRead More...

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Programmable SoC Family Powers Precision Analog with a Single-Cell Battery

New applications needing single-cell battery performance and high-precision analog can take advantage of a new family of programmable SoCs that incorporated precision programmableRead More...

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Software Radio Module with FPGA Preconfigured for Turnkey Operation

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CompactPCI Serial Board Provides Flexible Configuration

A universal CompactPCI Serial peripheral board provides flexible serial communication via an individual mix of UART and fieldbus interfaces and is targeted at mission-criticalRead More...

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FPGAs Mix It Up with CPUs – The Era of the SoC FPGA

Semiconductor devices that integrate FPGA fabric, hardened CPU subsystems and other hardened IP—SoC FPGAs—have launched a new era that will lead to their broad proliferation in theRead More...

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3U OpenVPX Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Board with FMC Site

A 3U OpenVPX front-end processing board boasts a flexible Virtex-6 FPGA and a FMC site (VITA 57.1). The IC-FEP-VPX3b from Interface Concept is suitable for applications such as radar,Read More...

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SoC FPGAs Integrate ARM Processor and FPGA into 28nm Single-Chip Solution

  Altera has introduced a family of what in these pages have been dubbed application services platforms (ASPs) and what it is calling SoC FPGAs. These are devices that integrate aRead More...

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I/O Extension Module Adds Analog and Digital I/O to FPGA Boards

A multi-function I/O extension module adds A/D, D/A and digital I/O signal processing functions to a FPGA processor board. The AXM-A75extension I/O module from Acromag plugs directlyRead More...

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The Changing Nature of the ASIC

Is the ASIC dead? Not if you consider that ASICs comprised a $20 billion market in 2010. And industry analyst company Semico Research projects that total ASIC design starts willRead More...

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Flexible FPGA and I/O Complement SBCs in VITA 57 offering

With VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)-based designs, OEMs can minimize latency for high data throughput in their COTS designs and still maintain flexible I/O configuration. The FMCRead More...

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Four-Channel, 1.25 GHz D/A Module for Beamforming and Multichannel Waveform Generation

A high-performing D/A converter module for RF and IF waveform playback delivers four independent analog outputs, each through its own digital upconverter.  It also offers 16-bit D/ARead More...

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Spartan-6 AMC Meets Enhancements for Rear I/O and Precision Timing

A standard single Mid-Size or Full-Size AMC.1 module conforms to MicroTCA Enhancements for Rear I/O and Precision Timing (MTCA.4) with a user-programmable XC6SLX45T-2 or XC6SLX100T-2Read More...

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VPX Boards Pair Virtex-5 FPGA with PCIe Interface

A new series of 3U VPX FPGA boards features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/O signalsRead More...

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Ethernet AVB Development Kit Enables Automotive Driver Assistance and Infotainment Development

An FPGA-based Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging (EAVB) network implementation is optimized for carrying high-speed data traffic within the automobile. As consumer expectations for higherRead More...

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Xilinx Design Platforms for Accelerating 7 Series FPGA Design and Integration

Xilinx has launched a set of Targeted Design Platforms for accelerating systems development and integration with its 28nm 7 series FPGAs. The Targeted Design Platform approach is aimedRead More...

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Tool Suite Extension Offers Certification Validation for Altera Nios II Soft Core Processors

The LDRA tool suite offers independent verification support across the full development lifecycle from certification objectives of standards to requirements, code and target testing.Read More...

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Virtual Platforms from Xilinx and Altera Support Development on ASPs

Everybody has a different name for them: Programmable SoC (PSoC) from Cypress, SmartFusion from Microsemi, Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) from Xilinx and, most recently, SoCRead More...

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Linux OS-Based AMP Solution Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP

An open-source Linux OS with Asymmetric Multi-Processing (AMP) support for the Xilinx extensible processing platform (EPP), enables developers to put Zynq-7000 devices to work onRead More...

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Quad Serial FPDP Modules for High-Speed Digital Data Links

Two Quad Serial Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) modules with a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA provide four channels of serial communication with up to 1 Gbyte per second of aggregate data transferRead More...

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Wind River Announces Software Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP

Wind River has announced support for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 extensible processing platform (EPP) on its VxWorks operating system platform and Wind River Workbench. The Xilinx Zynq-7000Read More...

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Simplifying Robot Software Design Layer by Layer

Robot software architectures are typically a hierarchi¬cal set of control loops, representing high-level mission planning on high-end computing platforms, all the way down toRead More...

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Solving Data Transport Challenges in Radar and Sensor Applications

The military and various national security agencies use high-power radio monitors, remote surveillance, satellite imagery and radar systems to monitor and detect hostile and illegalRead More...

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Low Profile PCIe Card Offers “Anything I/O”

A low-cost general purpose programmable industrial I/O card with a one-lane PCIe host interface uses standard parallel port pin-outs and connectors for compatibility with most parallelRead More...

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The “ASIC Quandary”—How Much Can We Integrate, When and Why?

We’ve just gotten news of a market survey on graphics shipments that reports a decline in overall graphics shipments for the year. We will not embarrass the company by naming itRead More...

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Community-Based Development Kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000

A community-oriented development kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) is targeted for designers and students who are interested in exploring andRead More...

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6U CompactPCI SBC Features Third Generation Core i7

A 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supports the third generation Intel Core i7 processor. Available in conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur4402 from ExtremeRead More...

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Accelerating Time-to-Market Using an FPGA and Customizable SoC Methodology

Today’s ASICs can take up to a year and a half to get to market. For emerging markets that are evolving, such as the smart grid, developing an ASIC makes it very difficult for aRead More...

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XMC Module Links Configurable FPGA to High-Speed PCIe, SRIO and GigE Interface

An XMC mezzanine module features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers, I/O and numerous high-bandwidth serial interfaces. In theRead More...

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Design Tool for ARM-Based SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA Designs

Users of Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs now have available a newly released design tool, System Builder. System Builder is a tool within the Libero System-on-Chip (SoC) DesignRead More...

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Embedded PC for Instrumentation & Control with FPGA Core & Configurable FMC I/O

A platform for embedded instrumentation combines an Atom or i7 PC running Windows/Linux/VxWorks with a Xilinx Kintex7 FPGA plus dual, industry-compliant FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) I/ORead More...

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High Performance ADC/DAC Module—Compact, Flexible and Cost-Effective

Designed to act as a powerful link between the analog world of sensors and the digital world of computing, a new XMC module can be deployed in demanding radar, signals intelligence,Read More...

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XMC Module Boasts Eight 250 MSPS 14-bit A/Ds, Virtex-6 FPGA and 4 Gbyte Memory

A new XMC module integrates digitizing with signal processing on a PMC/XMC I/O module. The X6-250M from Innovative Integration has a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA signal processing core, andRead More...

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New Version of PSoC Designer IDE for Cypress Devices

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced PSoC Designer 5.3, a new version of its Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for the PSoC 1 Programmable System-on-Chip architecture. The newRead More...

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Embedded FPGA Development Environment Based on AXI4 Interface Protocol

A Xilinx Virtex-6 based XMC module supports pluggable daughter cards for customizable I/O. In conjunction with the XPedite2300, introduced by Extreme Engineering solutions, is anRead More...

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GigE Vision Interfaces Deliver Higher Performance for Machine Vision Systems

As price pressures increase due to global competitiveness and economic retraction, productivity remains an evergreen focus for the manufacturing industry. Machine vision, with itsRead More...

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FPGA Network Processing Card Based on Xilinx 7 Series

A new FPGA network processing card features two Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGAs. The PCIe-287N from Nallatech is targeted at high-end applications in network processing, cyber security andRead More...

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Software Defined Radio: The Key to Public Safety Radios

During the decade bridging the tragic events of 9/11 and the recent devastation in Japan, the world has experienced numerous disasters claiming thousands of lives and destroyingRead More...

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Extension Microcontroller Card with Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

An evaluation platform is fitted with a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC that incorporates a range of peripheral functions and consists of an ARM Cortex-A9 MPcore with on-chipRead More...

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Ethernet “Anything I/O FPGA Card”

A general purpose FPGA-based programmable industrial I/O card provides a 100 BaseT Ethernet host interface. The MESA 7I80HD from Mesa Electronics is a low cost, general purpose,Read More...

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Development Kit for New Cypress PSoC 4 Architecture

Customers can now pre-order the new PSoC 4 Pioneer Development Kit for the Cypress programmable system-on-chip from element14. The new kit costs only $25 and lets designers discoverRead More...

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High-Speed Clock Generator for Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA Board Families

A high-speed clock generator in a PMC/XMC form factor provides fixed frequency sample clocks to up to four Pentek analog-to-digital Cobalt and Onyx modules in multi-board systems. TheRead More...

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System-on-Module Targets High Production Volume Embedded System Development

A small form factor system-on-module is designed to facilitate faster, lower risk development of smarter embedded systems that demand real-time hardware performance, all withoutRead More...

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Software PLC Technology Available for Altera Cyclone V SoCs

ARM Cortex A architectures provide new cost-effective and flexible options for automation technology. The ProConOS embedded CLR (eCLR) runtime system from KW-Software provides allRead More...

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High-Speed Data Acquisition XMC Module with Two 1 GSPS 12-bit A/Ds, Four 1 GSPS 16-bit DACs

A new XMC module integrates high-speed digitizing and signal generation with signal processing on a PMC/XMC I/O module for demanding DSP applications. The tight coupling of analogRead More...

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MicroTCA AMC Carrier for an FPGA Mezzanine Card per VITA 57

A new Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) carrier for an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) per VITA-57 allows users to utilize the popular FMCs within the AMC format of the MicroTCA architecture.Read More...

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FPGA Mezzanine Clock Distribution and A/D Modules

Two new FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC – VITA 57.1) are designed for  multichannel data acquisition and high-speed signal processing and recording. The FMC168 from 4DSP is a digitizer FMCRead More...

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FPGA Family Offers Advanced, Low-Cost per I/O Connectivity Interfaces

An ultra-low-density FPGA family is aimed at expanding system capabilities and bridging emerging connectivity interfaces using both parallel and serial I/O. By matching advanced,Read More...

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FPGA COTS PCIe Board for HPC, Military/Government and Network Processing Applications

A new PCI Express COTS board is powered by two of Altera’s 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs. The S5-PCIe-DS (S5PE-DS) from BittWare is a Gen 3 PCIe x16 card with an extremely flexible memoryRead More...

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Ultra-Low Density FPGAs Enable Always-On Sensor Solutions

A line of new ultra-low-density iCE40TM FPGAs deliver flexible, single-chip sensor solutions for making a new generation of context-aware, ultra-low-power mobile devices possible. TheRead More...

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Wideband Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications

A single-channel, high-speed data converter XMC FPGA module can receive and transmit at the same sampling rate, supporting signal bandwidths up to 400 MHz. The Model 71730 from PentekRead More...

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FPGA Board Kit Based on a Xilinx Artix-7

The Nexys-4, a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on the latest Artix FPGA from Xilinx, brings high performance to a student-focused FPGA design kit.Read More...

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HetNet Solutions Portfolio for Accelerating Deployment of Next Gen Wireless Infrastructure

A portfolio of programmable solutions is aimed at building smart, low-power cellular equipment needed to support the global rollout of Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet). In collaborationRead More...

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Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA-Based XMC and VPX Modules

Two high-performance FPGA processing modules are now available in industry-standard XMC and 3U VPX form factors. The COTS XPedite2470 3U VPX and XPedite2400 XMC modules from ExtremeRead More...

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FPGA-based Front-End Processing with VPX

Complex systems—such as real-time image processing, electronic warfare systems and software defined radio platforms—require real-time execution of complex math functions. In processingRead More...

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Integration Blurs the Line between MCUs and SoCs

The System on a Chip (SoC) represents the pinnacle of tailored designs. Expressly selected peripherals, especially analog, give the promise of a perfect fit with no waste, deliveringRead More...

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FPGAs – Taking Vision to the Next Level

Today, manufacturing companies are striving to lower costs and increase quality and throughput, robots are becoming smarter and more flexible, and automation is a hot topic with aRead More...

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Integrating for Parallelism, Performance and Power—A Dance with Complexity

The effects of integration on high performance embedded computing are definitely producing high performance. While this may be basically enabled by Moore’s law, it has unleashed a wideRead More...

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UltraScale Multi-Processing Architecture Aims for All Programmable Multi-Processing SoCs

Xilinx has introduced the UltraScale Multi-Processing System on Chip (MPSoC) architecture for Next Generation Zynq UltraScale MPSoCs. Building on the industry success of the Zynq-7000Read More...

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Automotive Driver Assistance Kit Enables Systems with up to Six Cameras

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Software-Designed Controller is Part of Advanced and Open Embedded System Design Platform

National Instruments has announced the complete redesign of its new cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which still maintains full NI LabView and I/O compatibility with theRead More...

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Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for Extremely Wideband Signal Applications

A one-channel, 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D or 2-channel, 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D XMC high-speed data converter module is based on the high-density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA. The Onyx Model 71741fromRead More...

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Virtex-7 Transceiver 3U VPX Rugged Board for Communication and Radar Systems

A two-channel, wideband transceiver 3U VPX board is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA. The Model 52751 from Pentek is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of communication orRead More...

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Integrated HMI, Control and Communications Platform for Industrial Automation

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GSM Monitoring Receiver for Government, Military and Homeland Security

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Real-Time Operating System Evaluation Kit Now Available for Altera SoC

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