High-Definition Video Reference Design Application Note

Learn about using the Altera® high-definition video reference designs to deliver high-quality up, down, and cross conversion (UDX) designs for standard-definition (SD), high-definition (HD), and 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) video streams in interlaced or progressive format. These reference designs are highly software and hardware configurable, enabling rapid system configuration and design. The designs target typical broadcast applications such as switcher, multiviewer, converter, and video conferencing products.

National Instruments Comments on Xilinx Extensible Processing Platform

Xilinx Extensible Processing Platform testimonial from customer National Instruments.

Protecting the FPGA Design From Common Threats

The global estimated loss to counterfeiting is expected to exceed U.S.$1.5 trillion in 2009. Counterfeiting impacts all businesses in all markets, from Gucci handbags to computer chips to proprietary algorithms. The threats to companies’ intellectual property (IP) grow as the global supply chain becomes increasingly complex. Security and protection in the global supply chain is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage, while in some cases it is required just to stay in business.

Digital Predistortion for Base Station Power Amplifiers

In this episode of our new Chalk TalkHD series, Amelia Dalton talks to Todd Nelson from Linear Technology about how digital predistortion (DPD) can be used to save millions of dollars worth of power in base station designs. DPD is simple to apply, and has a dramatic impact on the power amplifier - the most power-hungry part of modern base stations. In this Chalk TalkHD you'll hear how DPD works and how you can apply it to your next design.

Using FPGAs for Trapezoidal Motor Control

Whether the need is for quieter blower fans in air conditioning systems, or greater efficiency under dynamically changing load conditions for an electric car drive-train, performance and cost goals for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM or BLDC) controllers become more challenging by the day.

Single-Event Effect Mitigation in RTAX-DSP Space-Flight FPGAs

When high-energy ions present in space strike the substrate of an IC, their impact can cause momentary current/voltage pulses in the IC’s circuitry. When these pulses are sufficient to change the data on the circuit, they are referred to collectively as single-event effects (SEEs).

Xilinx Virtex-6 Broadcast Connectivity Kit

Rob Green, broadcast marketing manager describes how Xilinx has created a new Broadcast Connectivity Kit for our Virtex-6 FPGAs as part of our Targeted Design Platform approach for the broadcast market.

Mixed-Signal Power Management: Bridging the Analog-Digital Divide with Mixed-Signal FPGA Graphical Design Configuration Methodology

The management of power at the system level is a challenge faced by all system designers, but designers face a daunting divide between digital and analog when considering tools, practices, and methodologies. A new methodology developed by Actel, implemented in a new design tool, addresses the challenges, and eliminates barriers to delivering user-configurable mixed-signal power management without the need to reprogram circuit design changes to implement configuration changes.

FPGA Prototyping with the Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Evan Leal of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit, all the cool stuff that’s included and how we can use it to speed up our FPGA Prototyping.

Secure Foundations

In a world where attacks on electronic systems can be conducted remotely, security is a vital component of system design. Even systems that do not have to store personal or commercially confidential data now have to be designed with security in mind to prevent their core intellectual property (IP) from being copied and reused illegally. In these examples, we can see the two elements of electronic system security: design security and data security. Increasingly, the two depend on each other.

Implementing Floating-Point DSP in an FPGA

Are you finding it challenging to efficiently implement floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms? Learn how Altera’s new floating-point design flow makes it easy and enables your designs to achieve high performance and efficiency.

Achieving SerDes Interoperability on Altera’s 28nm FPGAs Using Introspect ESP

Introspect Technology has implemented its award-winning Introspect ESP embedded signal integrity analyzer on Altera’s high-end 28nm transceiver FPGAs. The result was a game-changing ability to achieve link optimization and interoperability on complex system boards containing a multitude of SerDes links. This white paper describes the various Introspect and Altera® technologies involved and illustrates, with real-life examples, the ability to self-measure, self-optimize, and self-repair SerDes links and systems.

A Generation Ahead – Zynq-7000 Video

Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs enable extensive system level differentiation, integration, and flexibility through hardware, software, and I/O programmability. Using the Zynq-7000 platform, you can design smarter systems with tightly coupled software based control and analytics with real time hardware based processing and optimized system interfaces — with vastly lower BOM costs, lower NRE costs, lower design risk, and of course much faster time to market.

Designing with Multiple Industrial Ethernet Standards on a Single Hardware Platform

When developing and maintaining industrial communications hardware, supporting new or additional industrial Ethernet protocols often requires new hardware and corresponding software stacks. Rather than re-spinning your boards and migrating software code, you can save time and resources by choosing FPGAs.

It's 2022: Do You Know What Your FPGA Is?

Does the definition of "FPGA" seem like a moving target? Over the past few years, there has been phenomenal progress in FPGA technology - going from simple glue logic to impressive programmable systems-on-chip. Today's FPGAs are some of the most powerful and flexible devices ever built. But, what will your FPGA look like ten years from now? In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Umar Mughal of Altera about the past, present, and future of this exciting technology.

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