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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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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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