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What are PLDs?
PLDs or programmable logic devices refer to a variety of logic chips that are programmable at the user's site. Programmability of logic means that new chip designs can be tested and easily changed without incurring the huge photomask costs for chips completed in a fab. In addition, memory-based PLDs can be reprogrammed over and over, which allows working products to be upgraded at the user's site.
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2003-04-02 Xilinx releases new version of PLD design tool
Xilinx Inc. has announced the latest version of the company's ISE WebPACK software tool that aims to reduce design costs and increase productivity.
2007-02-05 Xilinx eyes great opportunity for PLD in Asia
Noting Asian engineering teams' relentless efforts to innovate and add new features to industry-leading products, David Loftus, Xilinx VP and general manager for its CPLD division sees a "greater opportunity for PLDs" in the Asia-Pacific region.
2005-10-11 WSTS rolls PLD data into standard-cell category
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has rolled its numbers for programmable logic into the larger category of standard cells, prompting a debate over whether the move provides less visibility into the PLD industry.
2008-01-16 The coming of age of the PLD
PLDs have evolved into one of the industry's most valuable design platforms. Today's PLDs continue to be at the heart of infrastructure systems and are now in the mainstream of digital consumer system design.
2002-03-01 System-level architecture methodologies for PLD designs
This news article discusses in short detail how system-level architecture methodology dealing with system-level complexity for PLDs enables system-on-a-programmable chip design.
1999-03-01 Requirements for next-generation PLD tools
This paper describes ways on how to design a multi-million gate PLD using next-generation tools.
1999-09-01 Reconfiguring a PLD for product definition
You can create entire product lines around a base utilizing reconfigurable PLDs, resulting in cost savings in development and manufacturing.
2004-10-29 PLD war: There can only be one?
Xilinx claims it will get the top spot in the PLD industry with easy victory. But will rival Altera allow it?
2005-08-03 PLD vendor releases open IP core soft MCU
In a move to drive user development of its new 8-bit soft microcontroller core, Lattice is offering an open IP core license that eliminates the boundaries found in free reference designs that restricts the use of IP.
2005-11-10 PLD tool suite gives more control to the designer
Lattice Semiconductor released version 5.1 of its ispLEVER PLD tool suite
2006-05-10 PLD tool gets upgrade
Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of its ispLEVER 6.0 programmable logic design tool suite.
2000-03-29 PLD software tools overview
This application note outlines the general system configurations required to use the various PLDs for various types of users.
2000-05-30 PLD Replacement
This application note demonstrates how the PIC16C5X microcontrollers are implemented to low-cost combinational and sequential logic circuits, which have been traditionally implemented using either numerous TTL gates or using programmable logic chips such as PLAs or EPLDs.
2002-05-15 PLD moves toward 300mm wafers, 0.135m process
The move towards 300mm wafers is proving to be advantageous to PLDs as compared to ASICs, said Wim Roelandts, president and CEO of Xilinx, because PLDs need bigger dies than ASICs.
2005-06-16 Low-cost FPGAs, IP propel Asian PLD market
Two recent developments in the programmable-logic space have been specifically significant for Asian designers.
2004-07-23 Lattice upgrades PLD tool suite
Lattice released a new version of its ispLEVER programmable logic tool suite with support for new device families.
2004-11-17 Lattice upgrades PLD tool suite
The latest release of Lattice's ispLEVER features upgrades to the PLD design suite's performance and functionality.
2002-09-19 Lattice rolls out new version of FPGA, PLD design tool
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has announced the release of the ispLEVER v2.0 design tool suite, adding support for the company's ispXPGA and ispXPLD product families.
2003-02-17 Lattice PLD touts speed, size
Lattice Semiconductor's ispGAL22V10A family of ISP simple PLDs operate up to 455MHz with 2.3ns pin-to-pin delay and <300mW standby power.
2011-05-05 Intel strikes foundry deal with PLD startup
Apparently testing the waters of the foundry business, Intel is reported to have forged a foundry alliance with startup Tabula Inc., allowing the latter to close $108 million in funding earlier this year.
2002-11-08 High Density PLD Solutions for High Speed RISC/CISC Systems
This application note discusses how to use the ispLSI2000VE to implement a high-speed RISC/CISC system.
2006-05-30 FPGA/PLD market to grow 14% in '06, says Gartner
The market for FPGAs and other programmable logic devices is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2005 to $6.7 billion in 2010, according to Gartner Dataquest.
2001-03-29 Decrease Power Consumption Using A PLD
This paper describes techniques to reduce power consumption of microprocessors and microcontrollers by using a low-power CPLD.
2001-07-03 Decrease Power Consumption Using A PLD
This paper describes techniques to reduce power consumption of microprocessors and microcontrollers by using a low-power CPLD.
2003-08-04 Cypress phasing out PLD business
Cypress Semiconductor has confirmed that it is phasing out its programmable logic business.
2004-12-15 Cypress moves unsettle PLD market
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is downplaying reports of a retreat from programmable logic business.
2000-09-05 Atmel PLD frequently asked questions
This application note provides guidelines for designing with Atmel PLDs and answers many frequently asked questions.
2002-02-16 Altera tweaks TSMC high-density PLD process
The PLD vendor is working closely with foundry partner TSMC on a special process to boost device density while maintaining performance and keeping power consumption under control.
2005-10-27 Altera releases enhanced Quartus II PLD design tool
Programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. introduced early this week an enhanced version of its Quartus II design software.
2002-01-09 Altera PLD provides 1Gbps True-LVDS transfer rates
The APEX II EP2A70, the company's largest PLD, offers data transfer rates up to 1Gbps True-LVDS on 36 channels.
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