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What is a field programmable gate array (FPGA)?
A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab.
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2003-06-30 Actel space FPGAs break 1M gate barrier
Actel Corp. has unveiled its radiation-tolerant RTAX-S field-programmable gate array offerings.
2002-04-19 Actel ships 72,000-gate FPGA
Actel Corp. has shipped its 72,000-gate RT54SX72S antifuse FPGA designed for use in radiation-intensive applications including low-Earth orbiting satellites and deep space probes
2014-02-14 Taking a look at the field-programmable RF chip
Developed in the US for UK's Lime Microsystems, the FPRF transmitter takes a digital data stream and converts it into wireless signals, while the receiver performs the inverse operation.
2014-03-12 Examining field-programmable RF chip
Here's a look at a chip that comes from the wireless domain and is touted to bring exciting new possibilities.
2000-06-22 A guide to using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for application-specific digital signal processing performance
This application note describes the benefits of using an FPGA as a DSP coprocessor, as well as, a stand-alone DSP engine. Two case studies, a Viterbi decoder and a 16-Tap FIR filter are used to illustrate how the FPGA can radically accelerate system performance and reduce component count in a DSP application.
2002-05-17 Xilinx, Avnet rolls out Virtex-II, Spartan-IIE kits
Avnet Design Services and Xilinx Inc. have announced the availability of a development kit for Xilinx's Virtex-II FPGA and an evaluation kit for the Spartan-IIE.
2006-02-09 Xilinx upgrades PlanAhead tool
Xilinx announced version 8.1 of its PlanAhead software, a hierarchical design and analysis solution for Virtex-4 and Spartan-3 FPGAs.
2002-08-15 Xilinx ships largest, fastest FPGA
Touted to be the industry's largest and fastest programmable IC, the XC2V8000 Virtex-II FPGA integrates 8 million gates with clock speeds of over 400MHz, and I/O speeds of 840Mbps.
2002-11-22 Xilinx packs more I/O into its FPGA line
Xilinx Inc. has upgraded its top-selling FPGA line by packing in more I/O pins and logic resources.
2002-07-05 Xilinx ICs target automotive telematics industry
Xilinx Inc. has announced the IQ series of FPGA and CPLD products that are targeted specifically for the automotive telematics industry.
2002-03-08 Xilinx FPGAs integrate PowerPC processor
The Virtex-II Pro FPGAs support up to four 300MHz PowerPC 405 processor cores and incorporates RocketIO multi-gigabit serial transceivers, as well as Active Interconnect, BlockRAM, and clock management features.
2002-04-04 Xilinx announces alternative solution to producing Virtex-II FPGAs
Xilinx Inc. has announced the availability of the Virtex-II EasyPath FPGA solution that provides an alternative to and reduces the cost of building Virtex-II FPGAs by up to 80 percent.
2002-06-28 Virtex-II Pro 3.3V PCI reference design
This application note describes the Virtex-II Pro 3.3V PCI solution.
2006-01-27 Video codec combines DSP, FPGA technology
Optelecom-NKF Inc. unveiled its new MPEG-4 video codec that features low bandwidth, DVD-quality video and a wide ambient operating temperature range.
2002-03-11 Verification tool enables rapid ASIC prototyping
Designed for creating ASIC and SoC prototypes using off-the-shelf FPGAs, the SpeedGate Direct System Verification environment addresses all hardware prototype creation and verification challenges.
2001-04-12 Using SelectI/O interfaces in Spartan-II FPGAs
This application note describes how to take full advantage of the flexibility of the Spartan-II FPGA family's SelectI/O features and the design considerations to improve and simplify system-level design.
2002-06-28 Two flows for partial reconfiguration: Module based or small bit manipulations
This application note describes the steps required to design, implement, verify and reconfigure the Virtex and Spartan series of FPGAs using module-based and small-bit method of partial reconfiguration.
2005-03-21 ST MCU packs a lot of features
STMicroelectronics announced details of a new multi-purpose microcontroller that targets applications in wireless infrastructure equipment.
2005-06-16 ST adds DSP core to FPGA-enabled wireless controller
STMicroelectronics said it has an enhanced version of its recently announced STW21000, a multi-purpose microcontroller that includes an FPGA array that targets applications in wireless infrastructure equipment
2002-06-28 SONET rate conversion in Virtex-II Pro devices
This application note targets Virtex-II Pro designs that require the direct use of Rocket I/O transceivers in 16-bit mode.
2005-11-02 Soft ARM7 processor optimized for ProASIC3 FPGAs
Actel Corp. started to sample three devices M7A3P250, M7A3PE600 and M7A3P100 with CoreMP7
2001-06-01 Single-mask simplicity needed for SoC
The move to multimillion-gate chips made it necessary to adopt design-reuse strategies for new SoC devices
2006-04-03 Serial RapidIO IP core available for Virtex, Spartan FPGAs
Mercury announced the availability of a new Mercury Serial RapidIO IP core for Xilinx Virtex (high-performance) and Spartan FPGA families.
2002-06-28 Programming an FPGA via e-mail
This application note describes the process to program or reprogram an FPGA via an intranet or Internet connection.
2005-11-01 Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume
For less than $13 in volume orders, Lattice Semiconductor is offering a programmable PCI Express solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC FPGAs with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic's PCIe IP core.
2006-06-02 Power management controller for mixed-voltage FPGA based systems
The versatility of the ISL6521 lends well to powering most any embedded processor or logic device which require a regulated high current, low voltage supply and up to three independent, lower current supplies.
2002-08-07 Pentek offers FPGA receiver, design kit
Pentek Inc. has released the GateFlow installed cores featuring a streamlined FFT implemented on an FPGA-based dual-channel wideband receiver, and the GateFlow FPGA Design Kit.
2005-07-20 New utility accelerates Virtex-4 FPGA speeds by 26 percent
Xilinx is offering the Xplorer utility that when used with RTL level retiming with the company's ISE software claims it can improve Virtex-4 device performance by 26 percent.
2005-07-22 New programmable device family combines CPLD, FPGA features
Lattice Semiconductor introduced MachXO, a new product family that combines the key features of complex programmable logic device (PLD) and FPGA technologies in a single device.
2005-06-02 New floating-point and DVB-S2 cores strengthen DSP IP library
Xilinx updated its digital signal processing IP library for its Virtex-4 and Spartan-3E FPGA families to include a suite of floating-point operators and a DVB satellite FEC encoder core
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