Programmable Power to the People

Micro Analog and On-Demand Power Management

by Amelia Dalton

He'd been here before, many times. He had procrastinated until he couldn’t put it off any longer. It had to be done. After a few cans of Mountain Dew and a giant sigh, he dove in. The experience wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. I know you’ve been through it too. Choosing the right power supply for your next design can be a drag, searching through part numbers until your eyes glaze, only to come up with a solution that (most of the time) is still not quite right. In this episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Kapil Shankar from AnDAPT. Kapil and I take an in-depth look at AnDAPT 's on-demand power management solution. Also in this week’s Kickstarter Corner, we check out a new fundraising campaign called JeVois: Open-Source Quad-Core Smart Machine Vision Camera that could bring open-source machine vision to your next Raspberry Pi or Arduino project.  Read More

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Radio FPGA!

Posted on 02/23/17 at 12:48 AM by TotallyLost

Thanks Kevin --- way cool parts --- can not wait for their general availability smiling

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/20/17 at 4:42 PM by logos


You're links are broken.

Also, Microsemi's THREE separate software suites are INCONSISTENT with Linux support.
- FlashPro for Libero IDE does not support Linux. Microsemi's site and documentation is all over the place with FlashPro hardware…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

Posted on 02/20/17 at 2:13 PM by TotallyLost

What is FAR worse?

An 8-way time division multiplexor to "fairly share" memory between 6 processors and 2 DMA channels -- no priority accesses to starve another channel, no contention based allocations, just straight channel 1 gets only time slot 1, ch…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

Posted on 02/20/17 at 1:16 PM by TotallyLost

Now you might say that no one would be that stupid as to pack all accessed data into a single subchannel. With the number of sub-channels being 2^n (where n is 1, 2 or 3), it's also pretty likely that the underlying data structure to be processed will hav…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

Posted on 02/20/17 at 12:37 PM by TotallyLost

@Karl -- sure multiple banks/channels can offer concurrent read/write, or even multiply sourced reads/write -- but each channel still has the native single access or burst fill performance timings.

Now look at the last three figures above, where Cadenc…

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/19/17 at 1:16 PM by CyrilJ

A few links of interest for Linux users:

FlashPro download page (Linux and Windows):

SoftConsole download page (linux and Windows):…

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/16/17 at 11:23 PM by logos


I did see how you guys don't fully support Linux. Just go to your site and look at the "Device Support" page for each Libero product (IDE, SoC and SoC PolarFire):
Firmware Catalog: No Linux support
SoftConsole: No Linux support
FlashPro (Libero…

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/16/17 at 1:09 PM by tedmarena

We have Linux available if you would like to give our tools another try. Not sure why you did not see that we have Linux. Libero has had numerous improvements, in particular over the last 18 months. In the area of debug tools, our software is head and …

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