New Chips are HIPP

A Modest Proposal for a New Name

by Kevin Morris

It’s time to speak up for the silent, to give a voice to the voiceless, to defend the downtrodden. Today is the day for action - for the engineering community to unite and right a wrong. We need to come to the aid of a technology in need, to give a name to the nameless. History is watching and will judge us by how we handle this epic dilemma.

I was giving a talk at an FPGA-related technology event recently, and the discussions in the room turned to the new category of devices that combine conventional processors with FPGA fabric on the same chip (or in the same package). These devices, like Xilinx Zynq, Altera SoC FPGAs, and others truly represent a new category of chips. While putting an FPGA next to a conventional processor is nothing new, there are major advantages to combining them into a single device that brings compelling new capabilities to the table.  Read More


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October 21, 2014

SMIC Certifies Synopsys IC Validator for Signoff Physical Verification

Synopsys STAR Memory System Multi-Memory Bus Processor Enables 10 Percent Die Size Reduction for Marvell SoC

Altera Demonstrates Automotive Embedded System Solutions that Increase Design Productivity at SAE Convergence 2014

DSP Group Introduces ULE for IoT Applications Over Intel(R) Puma(TM) 6-Powered Home Gateways

Altium and Aras Partner for Next Generation ECAD/MCAD Collaboration in PLM Environments

October 20, 2014

40V, 400mA(IOUT), 2.2MHz Step-Down Regulator with Dual Tracking LDOs

Kodak Alaris Adopts SpyGlass® for FPGA Flow

October 16, 2014

20dB Gain Broadband Differential Amplifier Delivers 51dBm OIP3 Linearity & 2.9dB Noise Figure

Altera Expands Automotive-Grade Product Portfolio with Highly Integrated PowerSoCs

October 15, 2014

Xilinx and SAI Technology Announce Availability of First All Programmable Software Defined Radio Reference Design for LTE User Equipment

Zuken’s Enhanced Project Management Expertise to Benefit Global Customers

4DSP Breaks New Barrier in FMC Form Factor with 2.5GHz Instantaneous Analog Bandwidth Solution

October 14, 2014

Synopsys Enables Superior Verification Planning and Coverage Analysis with Verdi Coverage

October 13, 2014

EFE Laboratories Aligns with Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Provide Manufacturing Services to Local Entrepreneurs and Startups

PRO DESIGN Releases Embedded Processing Platform for FPGA based SoC and IP Prototyping

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Editors' Blog

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)

Moving Back to Software

posted by Bryon Moyer

TI’s new substation collaboration allows a software solution to replace hardware – the reverse of what typically happens as a market matures. What’s up with that? (9-Apr)

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Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

Posted on 10/21/14 at 3:56 AM by BobbyNaylor

These rugs are so cool.I would like to have this type of rug one at my home so I will search out at http://carpetinmotion.com/denver-hardwood-floors/.

New Sound in Town

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:06 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about Vesper's piezoelectric approach to MEMS microphones?

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/20/14 at 7:13 AM by dougafpga

Dick, I hadn't heard of Gartner (I guess it was Dataquest back then) coming up with the acronym FPGA.
I do recall Xilinx and MMI (their second source) briefly using the term PGA (when presumably they felt that LCA was not a broad enough term) but of cou…

Glass sculptures that look like knitted yarn

Posted on 10/17/14 at 6:03 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Spherical semiconductor retirees will tend to bring a dish or interconnect and SoC idea when invited to dinner.

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