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Chalk Talk Introducing SmartFusion2 FPGAs

You may think you know all the options for FPGA design, but Microsemi’s new SmartFusion2 breaks a lot of rules. The latest, souped-up version of the popular SmartFusion family is much bigger, faster, and more capable than anything the company has produced before, and may change the game in mid-range FPGAs. In this episode of … Read More → "Introducing SmartFusion2 FPGAs"

Chalk Talk Value of Power Modules

Today, the cool kids aren’t using discrete components for power anymore.  Nope.  They’re using power modules.  In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Rich Nowakowski and Kevin Beals (Texas Instruments) about power modules, and why they’re the best solution for a wide range of design projects. Click The Link Below to Download The … Read More → "Value of Power Modules"

Chalk Talk Xilinx Agile Mixed Signal

In today’s electronic design world, analog is an increasingly important part of just about everything we do. A lot of FPGA designers, growing up in an all-digital world, have developed a bias towards digital design – we call it “digotry”.  Well, there is really no place for “digotry” anymore. Luckily, Xilinx is helping us stamp out “digotry” … Read More → "Xilinx Agile Mixed Signal"

Chalk Talk Design @ MachXO2 Speed

Just about every design needs one – that magic, do-anything part that can connect nearly any two things together and can aggregate all those messy, left-over functions on our board. Today’s low density PLDs have remarkable capabilities at a tiny cost and power budget. In this episode of Chalk Talk HD, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Design @ MachXO2 Speed"

Chalk Talk Hardware/Software Co-Verification of ARM Processor-Based Designs

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Lauro Rizzatti of EvE about the latest in emulation technology and explains how you can use emulation to dramatically accelerate software development, which is becoming the most time-consuming part of SoC design. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free whitepaper entitled “ZeBu ARM® Embedded Processor Solutions.”

Chalk Talk Vault-Driven Electronics Design

Sometimes, it really feels like our design project needs a Vault.  When we have a project crunch, things tend to get out of control and messy.  We end up wasting a lot of work and having to re-invent things that it seems like we’ve already designed before.   In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats … Read More → "Vault-Driven Electronics Design"

Chalk Talk Getting Started Using Kintex-7 FPGAs for DSP

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tom Hill of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 DSP development kits that will finally get you onto the rocket-coaster of FPGA-powered DSP. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free product brief entitled “Kintex-7 DSP Kit: Base Platform Plus Integrated High-Speed Analog Accelerates Advanced DSP Designs.”
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Aug 18, 2018
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Jul 30, 2018
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