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SoC development board uses Zynq-7000 FPGA

Pro Design has introduced a system-on-chip development module based around Xilinx Zynq-7000 FPGA. The Zynq XC7Z045 or XC7Z100 combines a user FPGA with an ARM core processor (dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with CoreSight) and several on board peripherals such as USB 2.0 OTG, Gigabit Ethernet…

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Altera MAX 10 FPGA evalution board from Arrow

Arrow Electronics has released an evalution board for the latest Altera MAX 10 FPGAs. The BeMicro Max 10 FPGA evaluation board has been developed in collaboration with Altera and Analog Devices. On the BeMicro boards are 8Mbyte SDRAM, accelerometer, digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), temperature sensor, thermal resistor, photo resistor…

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Design kit for HDMI to USB 3.0 bridge

Lattice Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor have worked together on a reference design for a bridge between USB 3.0 and high definition video interfaces such as HDMI and SDI audio/video. The USB 3.0 Video Bridge development kit combines a LatticeECP3 FPGA and the Cypress EZ-USB FX3 USB…

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Lattice extends iCE40 FPGA family

Lattice Semiconductor has extended its iCE40 low power FPGA family with iCE40 Ultra. The devices are intended for use adding functions to products – for example: infrared remote, barcode, touch, user identification, and pedometer functions. On the silicon are non-programmable blocks including LED drivers, multipliers-and-accumulators, and serial interfaces…

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PCIe 3.0 certification for Achronix

Achronix Semiconductor’s 22nm Speedster22i FPGAs have achieved PCI-SIG compliance with the PCI Express 3.0 x8 lane specification. They also passed interoperability tests at the PCI-SIG workshop and are now included in the PCI-SIG integrators list. Made on Intel’s 22nm finfet process, the devices are…

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Altera adds hard floating point to FPGAs

Altera is shipping Arria 10 FPGAs with hardened floating-point DSP blocks, but customers will have to wait for design flows. The DSP block, which is IEEE 754-compliant, will also be in Stratix 10 FPGAs. Up to 1.5 Tflop is claimed in Arria and 10 Tflop in Stratix…

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Lattice offers 3.25Gbit/s SERDES in low power FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor has announced its ECP5 family of small form-factor FPGAs for small-cell basestations and microservers. These small devices use small LUT4 based logic slices with enhanced routing architecture, dual-channel SERDES to save on silicon area. Lattice’s approach is to offer small form-factor (10mm x…

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VadaTech adds 100G processor to Xilinx modules

VadaTech has released a suite of Xilinx FPGA mezzanine card modules cocvering Virtex-5, Virtex-6, Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7 FPGAs and Zynq All Programmable SoCs. A Virtex-7 device is used for a 100G processor with an integrated FPGA in the double-module AMC size. The single…

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