Programmable Logic


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Programmable ASSP provides enhanced flexibility for high-speed designs
4 July 2001
Altera offers a new level of system integration with its Mercury device family. Said to be the world's first programmable ASSP, Mercury devices combine the high-speed I/O capabilities of an advanced clock ...

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Rijndael IP cores to accelerate innovative advanced encryption
4 July 2001
Altera is offering two new intellectual property cores that for the first time implement the Rijndael encryption standard on programmable logic to support the advanced encryption standard (AES) algorithm ...

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Embedded processor solutions
4 July 2001
Combining logic, memory, and a processor core, Altera's Excalibur embedded processor solutions allow engineers to integrate an entire system on a single programmable logic device (PLD). Consisting of ...

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Fastest FPGA soft processor revealed
23 May 2001
Xilinx has launched its new MicroBlaze processor, which it claims is the world's fastest 32 bit soft processor core developed by an FPGA vendor. Launched at the Embedded Systems Conference, San Franscisco, ...

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Industry's largest single-chip FPGA solutions
23 May 2001
Actel's A500K180 and A500K270 flash-based ProASIC 500K field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, at 369 000 and 473 000 system gates, respectively, represent the highest density, nonvolatile, single-chip, ...

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Nonvolatile logic family for important control functions
23 May 2001, MB Silicon Systems
Ramtron has introduced what it claims is the industry's first nonvolatile logic family. Ramtron's enabling FRAM technology allows logic states to be stored and retained automatically, transparently and ...

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Flash-based ProASIC FPGAs qualified to industrial specs
9 May 2001, ASIC Design Services
Actel is shipping the industry's first flash-based, 'live-at-power-up', field program- mable gate array (FPGA) devices qualified to industrial specifications. The ProASIC A500K050 and A500K130 industrial ...

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IP cores enable faster time-to-market and product longevity for ASICs and ASSPs
28 March 2001, ASIC Design Services
Actel's new VariCore embedded programmable gate array (EPGA) star IP cores for ASIC and application-specific standard product (ASSP) systems on a chip (SoCs) have application whenever time-to-market and ...

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First 0,18 µm embeddable, reprogrammable cores for IP program
14 March 2001, ASIC Design Services
Actel has announced it is joining UMC's Gold IP program with its VariCore embedded programmable gate array (EPGA) star IP cores. Simultaneously, Actel said it has taped out a VariCore EPGA IP test chip ...

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Industry first FPGA has unique hardened latches for aerospace uses
14 March 2001, ASIC Design Services
Actel is offering the first member of its radiation-tolerant RTSX-S family, the RT54SX32S. The RTSX-S family ranges in density from 32 000 to 72 000 typical gates and offers system performance in excess ...

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Platform FPGA - the future of logic design
14 February 2001
Xilinx has entered a number of strategic partnerships and has acquired key technologies for creating the new programmable logic platform

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Mentor Graphics delivers portfolio of 20 Inventra IP cores for Altera PLDs
14 February 2001
Mentor Graphics and Altera have announced that Mentor Graphics has joined the Altera Megafunction Partner Programme (AMPPSM). Mentor Graphics will offer 20 Inventra commodity cores to Altera customers ...

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Pipelining and re-timing techniques and their effect on power dissipation
14 February 2001, ASIC Design Services
Pipelining and re-timing are common design techniques often used to tackle timing hurdles faced when designing on FPGAs. Understanding the effects of these techniques on the design structure stimulates ...

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Robust simulation models provide comprehensive timing data for FPGA-prototyped ASIC designs
14 February 2001, MB Silicon Systems
Clear Logic now offers a comprehensive web-based capability to provide simulation models for its CL10K family of link-configured ASICs. Designers of Clear Logic ASICs use programmable FPGAs from Altera ...

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Cores targeted at frequently used, high-performance logic functions
14 February 2001, ASIC Design Services
Actel has announced the availability of five new high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores for communications, networking and telecom applications. The five new solutions include: an 8b/10b encoder/decoder, ...

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Clear Logic introduces pin-compatible replacements for Altera MAX AE 3000A family
8 November 2000, MB Silicon Systems
Clear Logic has announced that it has successfully applied its link-configuration technology to yet another Altera programmable device family. The company claims its new CL3000A family of laser-processed ...

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Local electronics company develops simple-to-use PCI interface
8 November 2000, ASIC Design Services
ASIC Design Services (ADS) has developed a PCI interface that it says is low-cost and easy-to-use. "PCILite was born out of the requirement for a simple PCI interface" says Tony Dal Maso, CEO of ASIC ...

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PowerPC processors in Virtex-II FPGAs
22 November 2000
IBM and Xilinx have combined cutting edge technologies to create a revolutionary new product. Ann Duff, Xilinx USA, explains further. IBM and Xilinx recently announced a partnership to create a new generation ...

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Altera ships 50 millionth MAX 7128 PLD
22 November 2000
Altera, a leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs), has announced that it has sold 50 million units of its industry-leading MAX 7128 device. The total quantity of units sold includes EPM7128, ...

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New security feature enables intellectual property protection for programmable logic
22 November 2000, Altron Arrow
Atmel recently introduced the industry's first secure in-system-reprogrammable (ISP) field programmable system level integration circuits (secure FPSLIC). This family of devices allows systems designers ...

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