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Xilinx software update gives designers more options
22 July 2015, Avnet South Africa, Design Automation
Xilinx is touting acceleration of system verification with the release of Vivado Design Suite 2015.1, featuring major productivity advances for the development and deployment of its ‘All Programmable’ ...

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New design software for Altera FPGAs and SoCs
1 July 2015, EBV Electrolink, Design Automation
Altera unveiled its Spectra-Q engine, a new technology at the heart of the company’s proven Quartus II software, to improve design productivity and time-to-market for next-generation programmable devices. It ...

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FPGAs packing Flash memory
10 June 2015, Future Electronics
The newest member of Lattice Semiconductor’s MachXO3 FPGA range – MachXO3LF – provides essential bridging and I/O expansion functions to meet the increasing connectivity requirements of communications, ...

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Highest-capacity FPGA now shipping
10 June 2015, Avnet South Africa
Xilinx has delivered the industry’s first 4M logic cell device which offers >50M equivalent ASIC gates. First shipments of the Virtex UltraScale VU440 FPGA are ideal for next-generation ASIC and complex ...

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Xilinx scales up UltraScale architecture
18 March 2015, Avnet South Africa
Xilinx announced its 16 nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multiprocessing SoC(MPSoC) technologies. The introduction is complemented by a new interconnect ...

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Radiation hardened ASICs
25 February 2015, Altron Arrow
Atmel announced a new radiation-hardened mixed-signal ASIC platform for high-performance space applications. Manufactured on a 150 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process, the ATMX150RHA delivers up to ...

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Microsemi FPGAs get new anti-cloning tech
4 February 2015, ASIC Design Services
Microsemi bolstered the cyber security capabilities of its flagship FPGAs - SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 - with Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) technology licensed from Intrinsic-ID. With this hardened ...

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Radiation hardened ASICs
4 February 2015, Altron Arrow
Atmel announced a new radiation-hardened mixed-signal ASIC platform for high-performance space applications. Manufactured on a 150 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process, the ATMX150RHA delivers up to ...

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Non-volatile FPGAs
19 November 2014, EBV Electrolink
Now available from Altera is the MAX 10 range of non-volatile FPGAs, the latest addition to its Generation 10 portfolio. Using TSMC’s 55 nm embedded Flash process technology, they deliver dual-configuration ...

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UltraScale FPGAs by Xilinx
19 November 2014, Avnet South Africa, News
Xilinx’s 20 nm All Programmable UltraScale portfolio delivers an ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the Vivado ASIC-strength design suite. It extends the Kintex and Virtex FPGA and 3D ...

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FPGAs in tiny packages
19 November 2014, Future Electronics
Lattice Semiconductor announced volume production of its MachXO3L FPGA family in four tiny packages as small as 2,5 x 2,5 mm. Also launched were two new low-cost breakout boards that enable designers ...

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Altera, ARM extend development tool cooperation
29 October 2014, EBV Electrolink, Design Automation
Altera and ARM announced a long-term agreement to expand their strategic partnership for best-in-class embedded software development tools for system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs. In 2012, the companies announced ...

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USB 3.1 power delivery ­solution
29 October 2014, Future Electronics
Lattice Semiconductor has developed a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution that enables manufacturers to develop connectors and quickly get them to market. This addresses all the critical power-related ...

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Products, profits proliferate on powerful SoC platforms
17 September 2014, Avnet South Africa
Xilinx’s Mike Santarini expounds on how the choice of processing system within a product platform strategy can slash development costs in the long term.

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XJTAG slashes Flash programming times
6 August 2014, ASIC Design Services
XJTAG has integrated a new feature into its boundary scan solution that it claims speeds up Flash programming time up to 50-fold. Called XJFlash, it allows engineers to automatically generate customised ...

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When is JESD204B the right choice?
16 July 2014, Avnet South Africa
Anyone involved in high-speed data capture designs that use an FPGA has probably heard the buzzword for the new JEDEC standard: JESD204B. Recently a lot of engineers have contacted Texas Instruments ...

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Low-density FPGAs
23 October 2013, Altron Arrow
Lattice Semiconductor announced its ultra-low-density MachXO3 FPGA family, said to be the world’s smallest, lowest-cost-per-I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system capabilities and bridging ...

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IGLOO FPGAs breed second generation
10 July 2013, ASIC Design Services
Microsemi has released its new IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defence, communications and security applications. The non-volatile, Flash-based ...

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Exploring the low-power features of SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs
29 May 2013, ASIC Design Services
The SmartFusion 2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA is differentiated from other FPGAs by its low power capabilities that enable orders of magnitude lower power operation in low duty cycle applications.    The ...

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Lattice shrinks FPGAs
3 April 2013, Altron Arrow
Lattice Semiconductor introduced the iCE40 LP384, the smallest member of its expanding iCE40 family of ultra-low-density FPGAs. The new small footprint device is aimed at applications such as portable ...

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