April 27, 2012

On Your Mark

Achronix Gets Ready to Roll

by Amelia Dalton

In a special executive focus Fish Fry, this week I interview Achronix CEO Robert Blake about Achronix's new high-end FPGA family (based on Intel’s new 22nm Tri-Gate technology).  Robert and I discuss why this new family may be a serious contender - going head-to-head with the most powerful FPGAs from the big guys.  We also explore what their software tool story looks like, and why domain-specific hard IP may be the key ingredient in their secret sauce.

Also this week, I am giving everyone another chance to win a MACHXO Pico Development Kit courtesy of Lattice Semiconductor, but you'll have to listen to find out how to win.

Photo: flickr user tableatny


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Fish Fry Links - April 27, 2012

More Information about Achronix

More Information about the Speedster 22nm FPGA 

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO - Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO - SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO - QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO - Magma 

Paul Kocher, President - Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO - Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO - Green Hills Software



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Posted on April 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I'd like the development kit. Maybe I'll make a USB attached thermometer.


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Joined: Jan 2011

Posted on May 01, 2012 at 5:52 AM

Hello, I'd like a MachXO2 development kit.

I might try to make some gadgets to keep and eye on my greenhouse.


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Posted on May 03, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Hi, i am looking forward to use this MachX02 in my final year project which is basically a strum kind of bot, this kit will be attach to monitor the temperature of stepper motors specially during its dive in water.


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Posted on May 03, 2012 at 4:47 PM

I would like to use MachXO2 kit in my new DIY project of building a modified version of 3D printing Makerbot(MakerFaire Industries).
The temperature sensor and character 7-segment LCD are the perfect features that I need to make this bot; the temperature sensor to monitor ABS-plastic melting and LCD to display co-ordinates of it.Indeed a compact version of Makerbot,replacing thermistor and Arduino by single MachXO2 kit.


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Posted on May 09, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I would like a MACHXO Pico Development Kit to build a rat repellent circuit, my home has a rat problem, but I'd like to just scare them off.
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