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Chip technology behind the Bitcoin phenomenon

Ever wondered what the Bitcoin currency means to the electronics industry? Well, there is a Bitcoin electronics ecosystem, and it seems to be growing. An early developer of hardware systems for Bitcoin mining is US-based CoinTerra and it has recently expanded its business by acquiring Europe-based Bitcoin related…

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FPGAs can clean up video picture noise

Using High-Level Synthesis, software-based algorithms that have data-dependent execution time can be easily accelerated in hardware, with deterministic results, writes Daniele Bagni  Video is rapidly becoming more significant in embedded systems, where the information gathered can be analysed, recorded or otherwise used for real-time control. As…

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How to make slow software run quicker

Have you ever written some software that, despite your best coding efforts, didn’t run as fast as desired? I have, writes David C. Black, Senior Member of Technical Staff at Doulos. Have you thought, “If only there were an easy way to put some of the code into multiple…

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TSMC applies fine-pitch bump packages to Altera 20nm FPGAs

TSMC’s patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology is being used in Altera’s 20nm Arria 10 FPGAs and system-on-chips (SoCs). “Leveraging this technology helps us address the packaging challenges at the 20nm node,” said Bill Mazotti, vice president of worldwide operations and engineering at Altera…

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