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A quick start kit for DSP FPGA design
XILINX, Inc.: Virtex-7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit
With the increasing complexity of FPGA system design, developers could use a kick-start on their projects. Xilinx is answering that call with a pair of base design kits for their 28 nm Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGAs, each built on PCI Express PCBs. The kits come with just about all the hardwa...
A complete HW/SW solution for SoC audio processing
Synopsys, Inc.: DesignWare SoundWave Audio Subsystem
Semiconductor IP vendors have traditionally competed on power, performance, and area, but having a full suite of supporting software is increasingly critical to enable SoC integration. Synopsys is addressing this need by combining assets from several acquisitions over the past several year...
Scalable DSP platform for small to macro-cell LTE base stations
Texas Instruments, Inc.: TMS320TCI6636
To deliver on the performance expectations for 4G LTE networks, operators will need to deploy a mix of low-cost pico and femto cells, along with lower power macro cell base stations, to meet green energy requirements. Texas Instruments has stepped up to the plate and delivered with its TCI...
A quick start kit for DSP FPGA design
Avnet Electronics Marketing: Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA-DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog
With the increasing complexity of FPGA system design, developers could use a kick-start on their projects. Xilinx is answering that call with a pair of base design kits for their 28 nm Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGAs, each built on PCI Express PCBs. The kits come with just about all the hardwa...
Mobile FPGAs shrink power requirements to micro-watts
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation: iCE40 mobile FPGA family
Longer battery life is a critical need for many of today's most powerful mobile devices. Device manufacturers also struggle to differentiate their devices, with the same few application processors now showing up in everything from smartphones to tablets to notebook PCs. Lattice Semiconduct...
Two million logic cells is the new FPGA standard
XILINX, Inc.: Virtex-7 2000T
The Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T heralds the next era of Moore’s Law, in which 3D stacking of ICs will take over for two-dimensional scaling. The decades-long doubling of device density that has been achieved by shrinking transistors with each new processor generation is approaching limits...
These ultra-low-power DSPs break the $2 barrier
Texas Instruments, Inc.: TMS320C553x Series
Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the lowest price in the industry for a DSP, offering the ultra-low-power TMS320C553x series starting at $1.95 (for the TMS320C5532) in quantities of 1,000 units. TI is also offering the C5535 eZdsp development kit for the C553x DSPs, discounted to $55 thr...
Software developers can begin coding for Zynq-7000 with a collaborative virtual platform
XILINX, Inc.: Zynq-7000 Software Developer Bundle and System Creator Bundle for Cadence Virtual System Platform
Xilinx and Cadence Design Systems have collaborated to develop a virtual platform that enables software engineers to perform pre-silicon system design, software development, and testing of the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). Xilinx has targeted the first silicon for the Zyn...
Software developers can begin coding for Zynq-7000 with a collaborative virtual platform
Cadence Design Systems: Virtual System Platform
Xilinx and Cadence Design Systems have collaborated to develop a virtual platform that enables software engineers to perform pre-silicon system design, software development, and testing of the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). Xilinx has targeted the first silicon for the Zyn...
Adding support for GPS with new DSP libraries
CEVA, Inc.: HSPA+ software libraries for the CEVA-XC DSP core
Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) provider CEVA, Inc. has added HSPA+ software libraries for the CEVA-XC DSP core to the company’s Software-Defined Radio (SDR) reference architecture offering. The library enables designers to implement a complete software-based multimode HSPA/HSPA+...
Get a jump start on software development for ARM-based SoC FPGAs
Altera Corporation: ARM-based SoC FPGA Family
Altera has announced development of a family of ARM-based SoC FPGAs, which will provide users with single-chip solutions that integrate an industrial-grade dual-core 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Altera’s 28 nm low-power Cyclone V and Arria V FPGAs. Each core in the Altera SoC...
(CHAIS)ing the dream: 100 Gigasamples per second for Analog to Digital Converters
Fujitsu: CHArge-mode Interleaved Sampler
Reality doesn’t byte. The real world is analog, so converting signals into the digital realm is really important. Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe thinks so, too. The company’s new CHArge-mode Interleaved Sampler technology (CHAIS) achieves sampling rates up to 100 GSa/s for ana...
Mentor’s Precision Synthesis Melds with Altera Stratix IV GT
Mentor Graphics Corporation: Precision Synthesis
The thing about the competitive world of high-end FPGAs is that they get bigger (gate density-wise), faster, and more complex. Xilinx now has Virtex-6; Altera’s got Stratix IV GT. If you stick with these vendors’ own tools, you’re golden. But you might be missing some adv...
Digitizer boards have what it takes for high channel count signal processing
TEK Microsystems, Inc.: Triton-V5 VXS
Ultra-wideband signal processing requires getting the real-world signals into and out of the front-end DSP processors with minimal latency and maximum signal integrity. The Triton V-5 from TEK Microsystems combines ultra-fast ADC and DAC channels with three Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, while the...
Cost-effective prototyping for space-flight FPGAs
ALDEC, Inc: RTAX Prototyping
Though Altera and Xilinx FPGAs are used in space-based applications such as satellites and spacecraft, Actel has the market cornered on Class-S style rad-hard FPGAs. Trouble is: they aren't cheap, and RTAX anti-fuse devices are one-time programmable, making them expensive to burn during p...