Tech news tagged ‘fpga’

5G Millimetre wave platform uses Xilinx IP

A 5G development platform for millimeter wave (mmWave) modems will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, writes Richard Wilson.

It is the result of a joint development between Xilinx and communications hardware specialist BEEcube.
“5G will increase cellular network capacity by a factor of 1,000 and the use of…

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Comment: FPGAs must be protected from being cloned

We have historically experienced that while every technological advance brings its own fresh opportunities; it also creates an additional series of technological challenges for system designers.

They must develop new products while addressing issues, such as power consumption, reliability, and especially security.

In our hyperconnected world, it is essential that…

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Microsoft shows FPGAs meet performance/watt targets

The most aggressive efforts of microprocessor vendors to shrink feature sizes, move to new FinFET processes, and add special power-saving states to CPUs, have not been enough to deliver the performance and power requirements of an increasing number of applications which are handling large amounts of data at increasingly…

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FPGA design improved by correct setting of clocks and timing constraints

In FPGA design, where timing is everything, there are tips and tricks to help designers set up clocks, correctly set timing constraints and then tune parameters of the FPGA, write Angela Sutton and Paul Owens.

When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be…

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ESA orders space radio prototype from RFEL

Following a research contract, the European Space Agency is to buy a software-defined radio demonstrator RFEL, the Isle of Wight-based specialist in DSP algorithms running on FPGAs.

“The research element of the project was a great success,” said RFEL CEO Alex Kuhrt, “so this second, follow-on, contract…

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In FPGA design timing is everything, says Synopsys

When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be obvious. The solution lies not only in the FPGA implementation tools’ talent in optimising the design to meet timing, but also in the designer’s ability to specify goals upfront and diagnose and isolate timing…

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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 goes for the data centre

On the back of strong 2014 infrastructure spending Altera is forecast to grow 11-12% this year and is upping this year’s R&D budget to $430 million from $385 million last year…

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