Tech news tagged ‘fpga’

Maxim D/A system for FPGA design

Achieving high-precision, high-speed digital control loops is a challenge for designers and Maxim’s MAXREFDES74 18-bit data acquisition system helps FPGA engineers evaluate and validate their FPGA-based control systems…

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NI CompactRIO controller runs Linux RTOS on Intel Atom

NI’s latest CompactRIO controller is supported by LabVIEW 2014 and NI Linux real-time for applications in harsh, industrial environments.

This software-design controller provides data processing, custom timing and triggering, and data transfer from modular C Series I/O.

The controller has an Intel Atom processor and a…

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SDR platform can simplify MIMO radio design

The attraction of software-defined radio (SDR) is that it allows a single hardware design to support communications across a variety of formats, protocols, and frequencies, including GSM and LTE basestations, and supporting MIMO (multiple input/multiple output) designs.

A basic SDR architecture can look relatively simple, at least “on…

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Ref design: Multi-Gbit IEEE 802.3 MDIO interface controller

Lattice Semiconductor has released a reference design for optical Ethernet up to 100Gitb/s – in particular, IEEE 802.3 management data input/output (MDIO) interface controllers.

Design RD1194 uses either the firm’s MachXO3 or ECP5 FPGA families. ECP5 has up to 85,000 LUTs and SERDES (270M-3.2Gbit…

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Microsemi extends secure boot licence with Rambus

Microsemi  has extended its existing Differential Power Analysis (DPA) patent license from the Cryptography Research division of Rambus.

This allows the FPGA supplier to continue to implement DPA-resistant secure programming and boot-up protocols in its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs.

DPA is is used by hackers to…

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NI adds to software-designed instrument range

National Instruments has added to its range of software-designed instruments.
The instrument’s software-designed element is LabView graphical design software, which is used to programme an FPGA with out the need for specialised languages such as VHDL and Verilog.
Two years ago, NI introduced the first software-designed…

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LTE mezzanine card supports 20Gbit/s per port

LTE wireless front-end system design is the target for an interface and processing card from CommAgility based around a Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA.

The Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) can be used for LTE wireless front-ends requiring multiple 10G CPRI links at up to rate option 8, said the…

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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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Lattice cuts cost of remote image sensor systems

Lattice Semiconductor has introduced a reference design for remotely locating image sensors up to eight metres away from the image signal processor (ISP) and transmit and receive video signals at resolutions that range up to 720p60 and 1080p30.  Developed with cost reduction in mind, the reference design, called SensorExtender, uses…

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TI image sensor will replace an FPGA

Texas Instruments has designed an image sensor receiver chip that can be a LVDS bridge between image sensors and processors. Effectively removing an FPGA from a design, the SN65LVDS324 provides full HD, 1080p60 image quality. In 1080p60 system implementations, the device typically consumes less than 150mW, said the supplier. Likely…

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