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Chalk Talk The Hardware Prototype Arrives — Find Design Errors Fast and Improve Design Quality

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Bob Potock (Kozio) about how you can save yourself a bunch of headache at prototype time and how Kozio’s VTOS (Verification and Test Operating System) can solve all of your embedded design prototyping problems. Click the link below to download the free whitepaper: Introducing VTOS for … Read More → "The Hardware Prototype Arrives — Find Design Errors Fast and Improve Design Quality"

Chalk Talk High Speed Data Acquisition and Software Defined Radio Made Simple

Building a hybrid computing platform from scratch is a huge and complicated project.  Luckily, somebody has already done that work for you.  In this episode of Chalk Talk HD Amelia chats with Justin Braun (4DSP) about how you can use pre-designed platforms to dramatically simplify these complex computing and data acquisition problems. Click the link below to get more … Read More → "High Speed Data Acquisition and Software Defined Radio Made Simple"

Chalk Talk Simplifying Industrial Ethernet Design

Industrial Ethernet is one of the most important and widespread standards out there, but implementing high-performance ethernet can be tricky.  Never fear, in this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Suhel Dhanani (Altera) about the who, what, and how of industrial ethernet design.  Click here for more information about designing industrial ethernet with Altera and Softing. Click … Read More → "Simplifying Industrial Ethernet Design"

Chalk Talk Powering Stratix V FPGAs (Made Easy)

Getting the right power to your FPGA has gotten a lot more complicated, but it doesn’t have to mess up your day or cut into your golf time.  In this episode of Chalk Talk HD Amelia chats with Jordon Inkeles (Altera) and Sharad Khanal (Linear Technology) about pairing Altera’s Stratix V FPGAs with Linear Technology’s power modules for … Read More → "Powering Stratix V FPGAs (Made Easy)"

Chalk Talk Verification Methodologies (Made Easy)

Most FPGA designers don’t know much about formal methodologies for verification. It’s too bad, because today’s complicated FPGA designs can really take advantage of standardized methodologies like UVM. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia and Jerry Kaczynski (Aldec) are going to unscramble the anagrams and get you on your way to understanding and harnessing the power of … Read More → "Verification Methodologies (Made Easy)"

Chalk Talk OpenCL on FPGAs: Accelerating Performance and Design Productivity

FPGAs have amazing capabilities when it comes to accelerating performance-critical algorithms at a tiny fraction of the power it would require to run them in software. The marriage of FPGAs with conventional CPUs could provide a truly remarkable high-performance computing platform. However, the problem has always been how to program one of these awesome FPGA+CPU … Read More → "OpenCL on FPGAs: Accelerating Performance and Design Productivity"
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