Plunify’s FPGA Proof Point

Putting Your Tools Where Your Mouth Is

by Kevin Morris

Breaking into any part of the FPGA market ecosystem is a substantial challenge. Countless companies have launched with various novel ways to take advantage of FPGA technology, and the countryside is littered with the carnage of their decaying carcasses. It’s not a friendly environment out there in FPGA land.

Ironically, the biggest danger for FPGA startups is the FPGA companies themselves. Their track records over the past couple of decades have established them as shining examples of the “frenemy” concept. In order to succeed in FPGAs, you have to partner with the FPGA companies. Then, at some point, you generally find yourself competing with them in one way or another - usually by trying to sell tools or IP that they give away for free.  Read More


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March 04, 2015

Xilinx All Programmable Devices Enabling ZTE Pre5G 3D/Massive MIMO Base Station

High Efficiency Switching Surge Stopper Protects Against 200V & Higher Transients

March 03, 2015

High Voltage Micropower Wake-Up Timer with Pushbutton Control Provides Configurable Wake Times for Power Conscious Applications

4DSP Updates its Industry-Leading FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) Line with the FMC163

March 02, 2015

Altera and China Mobile Demonstrate Virtualized C-RAN Platform for 5G at Mobile World Congress 2015

60V Triple Output, 29µA IQ Buck/Buck/Boost DC/DC Controller Maintains Regulation in Automotive & Heavy Truck Start/Stop Systems

February 27, 2015

PRO DESIGN Unveils New Virtex® UltraScale™ 440 FPGA Based Prototyping Solution

Altera and Escape Communications Announce High-capacity Turn-key Modem Solution for E- and V-band Microwave Radios

February 26, 2015

Xilinx and BEEcube Announce Highly Scalable Prototyping Platform for 5G Massive MIMO Antenna Systems

42V, 6A (IOUT), Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with Integrated Current Sensing

Altium announces new release of the TASKING C compiler for Renesas RH850

February 25, 2015

Ultrafast 7ns Response Time 15GHz RF Detector with Fast Comparator Withstands 125°C Operating Environments

February 24, 2015

VadaTech Releases New Xilinx All Programmable FPGA Carriers and Digitizers at Embedded World

Xilinx and Xylon Announce New Industry Leading Automated Multi-Camera Image Stitching IP for 2D/3D Surround View Systems

Altera Ships 20 nm SoCs

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In It to Win It

Achronix Takes Speedster to Production Prime Time

by Amelia Dalton

Return of the Hobbyist

New Boards, Power Electronics, and Software Tinkerers

by Dick Selwood

Tools! Tools! Tools!

Debuggers and Boards and IDEs! Oh, My!

by Jim Turley

Xilinx Throws Down

Unveils New 16nm UltraScale+ Families

by Kevin Morris

Soup to Nuts

Design Verification’s Party of the Year and Supply Chain Risks We Should Avoid

by Amelia Dalton

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Editors' Blog

On the Scene: Almost-Instant Semi Quotes with eSilicon

posted by Amelia Dalton

Good night red tape. Online Semi quotes made easy with eSilicon (8-Dec)

QuickLogic’s Next Sensor Hub Rev

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic released a new version of their ArcticLink 3 sensor hub (7-Oct)

QuickLogic Goes Wearable

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic has announced a wearable version of their sensor hub technology. How much does it differ from what we’ve seen in the past from them? (24-Jul)

Improved FPGA Tool Results

posted by Bryon Moyer

Plunify tries to get the best out of FPGA design tools (21-Jul)

On the Scene: Project Ara

posted by Amelia Dalton

The race hasn't yet begun. In fact, we're not even on the starting block, but the rule book for this race - the race to the next major innovative mobile platform (smartphone) has been drafted and teams are starting to assemble. Google's Project Ara, the world's first completely modular smartphone is coming, and the modules will be designed by... YOU! On your mark. Get set. Design! (21-Apr)

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forum

Freescale Acquired by NXP

Posted on 03/03/15 at 1:28 PM by garydpdx

garydpdx
A small correction, Jim. Motorola Semi was part of the original Motorola, Inc. before it split into Motorola Mobility (which went to Google, then flipped to Lenovo minus patents) and Motorola Solutions, which inherits the original company's history by de…

Quilt Packaging

Posted on 03/02/15 at 9:35 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of this quilt packaging approach to interconnecting multiple dice?

In It to Win It

Posted on 03/01/15 at 1:54 PM by gobeavs

Very interesting listening to this. Achronix says they are in production. I would love to hear about how many actual FPGAs they are shipping per month. Ten pieces per month?

Looking at the last couple rounds, I'm surprised the doors aren't closed yet. …

Xilinx Throws Down

Posted on 03/01/15 at 1:16 PM by gobeavs

I just think Achronix is toast. I would really love to hear what their advantage is. I think the Intel 22 nm may have been a small advantage but probably not enough to make that big of a difference. I think you need to be twice as fast or half the die siz…

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