Microchip previewed its PolarFire 2 mid-range SoC FPGA family at the RISC-V Summit last month in two presentations including a keynote given by Bruce Weyer, the company’s Corporate VP for FPGAs. Although the company provided very few product details, it dropped many hints. So many hints, in fact, that I can give you the information I’ve collected based on these hints, tell you what I … Read More → "Does 2+2=4? Microchip announces PolarFire 2; You Do the Math"
I sometimes wonder how many words I’ve written professionally in my lifetime. At least two of my books (search for “Clive Maxfield” on Amazon) have exceeded 850 pages, but I have no idea how this equates to words, and I have no intention of spending any of the precious seconds I still have on this plane of existence counting them. … Read More → "Yet Another 100 Captivating Columns and Counting!"
Lattice Semiconductor is moving upscale with its new mid-range Avant FPGA platform. After spending the last several years taking low-end market share from its bigger FPGA competitors, essentially while they weren’t looking, Lattice has decided that a similar opportunity awaits in mid-range programmable-logic parts. I think the jury is out there. … Read More → "Lattice Strides Into the Mid-Range FPGA Arena With Avant"
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel a little frazzled around the edges, as it were. Things are now progressing so fast that I’m finding it difficult to keep up. I still hear people boasting “We now support PCIe 4.0,” even though PCIe 5.0 is roaming wild and free, and now the folks at Rambus are briefing me on their PCIe 6.0 offerings. … Read More → "Are You Ready for PCIe 6.0?"