Tech news tagged ‘fpga’

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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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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