An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera, which we summarised at the time by saying "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release TPS54618 for DSP- and FPGA-based communications from Texas Instruments: "The TPS54618 provides 95-per-cent efficiency and operating current of 2.95-6V for point-of-load designs used in DSP- and FPGA-based communications, test and medical equipment. ".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Stemmer Imaging - take a look at FPGA-based frame grabbers for image acquisition which says: "Stemmer Imaging can now offer what are said to be the world's fastest FPGA-based Cameralink frame grabbers from Silicon Software, which are suited as an OEM solution for image acquisition. ".
Take a look also at the news release from MSC Vertriebs, Oscillator for PCIe-based embedded applications, as well as PCI mezzanine card targets the space industry from Aitech Defense Systems, and FDS Software used in Fujitsu ASIC Reference Flow from Forte Design Systems.
28nm technology strategy targets wireless market (December 2010)
Altera has announced its 28nm process technology strategy, which is targeted for cost-sensitive applications in the automotive, industrial and wireless markets.
IP core suitable for Broadcom-inclusive networks (November 2010)
Lattice Semiconductor has announced the immediate availability of the HiGig MAC IP core for its low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA range, for interconnecting multiple devices to operate as one logical network.
C-to-FPGA compiler supports Pico M-series modules (November 2010)
Impulse Accelerated Technologies' C-to-FPGA compiler is to be extended to support Pico Computing's M-series modules, for applications in security and bioinformatics.
Flexible in-circuit clocks for gaming and business (November 2010)
Silicon Laboratories has announced the Si5350/51, programmable CMOS octal clock generators with on-chip voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs), for applications including HDTVs and printers.
Xilinx FPGAs feature optimised jitter performance (November 2010)
Xilinx has announced the availability of Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs optimised for applications that require ultra-high-speed serial connectivity.
DC/DC controller targets ASIC and FPGA supplies (November 2010)
The LTC3856 synchronous step-down DC/DC controller targets applications in high current ASIC and FPGA supplies, power-distribution buses, high-power audio amplifiers and network servers.
Achronix to use Intel technology in FPGAs (November 2010)
Achronix Semiconductor has announced strategic access to Intel's 22nm process technology and plans to develop the most advanced Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
PCI Express RC Lite supports bridging functions (November 2010)
Lattice Semiconductor has released the PCI Express Root Complex (RC) Lite solution based on the LatticeECP3 and LatticeECP2M FPGAs for use when bridging applications to any legacy host bus.
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