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FPGA flash storage good for the cloud, says Altera

Altera says you can double the life of NAND flash storage by implementing an FPGA-based solid-state disk (SSD) controller running NAND optimisation software. It has developed a storage reference design based on its Arria 10 SoC, which integrates a SSD controller from Mobiveil and NAND optimisation software from…

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FPGA-based USB3 video bridge can repair the PC-HDMI disconnect

There’s now a simple solution for overcoming the incompatibilities between the USB3 I/O channels commonly used in today’s PCs and the digital media interfaces, such as High-Definition media Interface (HDMI) and Serial digital interface (SDI), favoured by audio/video equipment. Until now, differences in their frame…

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Altera returns to its FPGA roots with Stratix 10

Altera has returned to its roots with its latest Stratix 10 FPGA family. The performance figures of this device are certainly impressive. It reminds me of the days when FPGAs were only ranked by their gate count process technology and clock speed. This was before suppliers felt they had to…

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UltraScale FPGA board scales to 600 million gates

Pro Design has come up with a kit for prototyping Xilinx Virtex UltraScale XCVU440 FPGAs and will demonstrate it at next month’s Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco. Scalable from 1 up to 4 pluggable Xilinx Virtex UltraScale XCVU440 based FPGA modules the Quad system offers a capacity…

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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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