Programmable Logic & Asic News

FPGA motor-control design kit

Microsemi is selling its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA dual-axis motor control kit with a modular motor control IP suite and reference design for $599 for a limited period…

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Xilinx puts seven ARM cores on 16nm finfet SoC

Xilinx has integrated three ARM processors with seven cores on its latest Zynq programmable system-on-chip device. The programmable device, which is part of the company’s latest 16nm finfet ultraScale+ family of FPGAs, combines a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a dual-core Cortex…

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Mentor's Vista supports Altera SoC FPGAs

Altera’s SoC FPGAs are now supported by Mentor’s Vista virtual software platforms for embedded software development. Vista can be downloaded from Mentor’s site…

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FPGA makes supercomputer run faster

Altera and IBM have designed an FPGA-based reconfigurable processor to improve the performance of supercomputers. The firms have created the first FPGA-based accelerator for a POWER8 CPU which features shared virtual memory between the FPGA and processor and so improves system performance in high-performance computing (HPC) and…

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Dual-configuration FPGAs from Altera

Altera has availability of non-volatile  MAX-10 FPGAs. Using TSMC’s 55nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs deliver dual-configuration flash, analogue and embedded processing capabilities in a small-form-factor, low-cost, instant-on programmable logic device. The FPGAs, shipping today, are supported by Quartus II…

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Global Unichip expands interconnect IP

Global Unichip, TSMC’s design arm, has rolled out an expanded interconnect low power IP portfolio for ASICs targeting solid state drive (SSD) applications. The expansion covers ultra low power PCIe 3/4 PHY, DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4 CTRL/PHY and ONFi4.0 IO/PHY…

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