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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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2013-05-24 Stratix V GX FPGAs added to PCI-SIG integrators list
Altera's Stratix V GX FPGAs successfully passed all PCI-SIG compliance and interoperability tests, completing inclusion for Stratix V on all three generations of the Integrators Lists for PCIe.
2008-05-13 Stratix III FPGAs support SGMII on LVDS I/Os
Altera has rolled out its Stratix III FPGAs support Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface on its LVDS I/Os.
2008-11-13 Stratix III FPGAs power ASIC prototyping board
The Dini Group has selected Altera Corp.'s Stratix III EP3SL340 FPGA, featuring 340K logic elements (LEs), in its DN7020K10, the industry's largest single-board FPGA-based prototyping engine.
2008-01-25 Stratix II GX FPGAs prop up 50Gbit/s SFI-5 interface
Altera Corp. has announced SERDES Framer Interface Level 5 (SFI-5) standard support in their Stratix II GX FPGAs with embedded transceivers, providing a 40-50Gbit/s interface for high-performance optical communications applications.
2006-03-28 Stratix FPGAs qualified for military sector
Altera's Stratix FPGA family has been qualified for military temperature requirements, ranging from -55C to 125C.
2010-04-21 Stratix FPGAs deliver up to 1.6Tbit/s serial switching
Altera Corp.'s 28nm high-end Stratix V FPGAs will offer up to 1.6Tbit/s of serial switching capability, 1.1 million logic elements and 53Mbit embedded memory.
2008-05-22 Storage solution designed for Virtex-5 FPGAs
Xilinx has announced a flash-based configuration and storage solution for the Virtex-5 family that delivers new levels of configuration performance for meeting today's high-speed connectivity requirements.
2004-10-22 STMicro, Xilinx to launch embedded FPGAs in 2005, says analyst
STMicroelectronics and partners IBM Microelectronics and Xilinx Inc. are expected to launch programmable logic cores for the ASIC and system-on-chip markets within the next six months.
2006-05-16 Startup moves binaries into FPGAs
Binachip Inc. recently unveiled plans to offer tools that convert embedded-software binary code into FPGA hardware implementations.
2003-05-02 Speeding up DSP solutions with FPGAs
Even though today's DSPs are fast and are useful for many applications, there are applications out there that need a little extra boost of performance - and FPGAs provide increased performance.
2007-07-26 Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs tout greater power efficiency
Xilinx Inc. has announced the addition of power efficient devices to its XtremeDSP portfolio of solutions for signal processing applications.
2009-06-19 Space-flight FPGAs get performance boost
Actel has announced performance improvements on its radiation-tolerant RTAX-S and RTAX-SL space-flight FPGAs.
2008-09-17 Space-bound FPGAs injected with DSP capabilities
Actel has added sophisticated DSP capabilities to its industry-leading, radiation-tolerant FPGA technology for space-flight applications.
2002-05-09 Souped-up C-compiler autoconfigures FPGAs
A C-compiler has been developed for systems that use a microprocessor and an FPGA coprocessor.
2003-07-01 Sony says FPGAs 'a must' in consumer electronics
Consumer electronics is rapidly shifting from analog to digital while product life cycles grow ever shorter. Such market changes make "FPGA a must," said Tsugio Makimoto, Sony's corporate advisor.
2007-05-16 Software-centric path to FPGAs
Tools such as Impulse C allow the hardware accelerator to be described in C, then optimized and generated as hardware processor peripheral, reducing or eliminating the need to write low-level HDL.
2008-12-11 Software tool provides design support for FPGAs
Actel Corp. has announced the availability of Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) ver 8.5. This suite of software design tools extends support for the recently announced nano versions of Actel's IGLOO and ProASIC3 FPGAs.
2014-12-18 Software speeds up design with Arria 10 FPGAs, SoCs
Altera's Quartus II software v14.1 enables users to quickly design and deploy solutions geared for computationally intensive applications such as high-performance computing, radar and medical imaging.
2005-10-11 Software offers graph-based physical synthesis into FPGAs
Synplicity has expanded its Synplify family of FPGA synthesis tools with Synplify Premier software.
2000-12-01 Soft radios and modems on FPGAs
In this article, the benefits of using FPGAs over DSPs in the design of a 16-QAM RF transmitter data pump are presented.
2006-10-11 Soft processor delivers 50MFLOPS for Virtex-5 FPGAs
Xilinx has released version 5.00 of the MicroBlaze soft processor that extends floating point performance of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs to 50MFLOPS, a 50 percent improvement over previous versions.
2005-11-02 Soft ARM7 processor optimized for ProASIC3 FPGAs
Actel Corp. started to sample three devices M7A3P250, M7A3PE600 and M7A3P100 with CoreMP7
2006-02-17 Simplify partial reconfiguration for Xilinx's FPGAs
Xilinx announced the latest version of its PlanAhead software, which along with its ISE software, promises to deliver a two speed-grade performance advantage for Xilinx Virtex-4 and Spartan-3 FPGAs over competing offerings.
2008-12-12 Silicon biometrics to secure FPGAs
New technology from Verayo Inc. exploits the uniqueness of FPGA silicon to provide silicon biometrics for authentication and security applications.
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.
2008-12-10 Seiko Epson goes with Actel FPGAs for multimedia viewers
Actel Corp. announced that Seiko Epson Corp. has selected Actel's ProASIC3 FPGAs for use in its new Epson multimedia storage viewer P-7000 and P-6000.
2014-08-13 Search engine Bing turns to FPGAs for help
Microsoft started out focusing on Bing which needed help because it was not fast enough. FPGAs are not a natural fit for cost-sensitive data centres, but it turns out they make sense.
2008-09-10 Sanyo Denki eyes Actel's FPGAs for new products
Sanyo Denki has selected mixed-signal Actel Fusion FPGAs to be used for its new RA035 position detection device (encoder) for servo motors for industrial applications.
2009-01-26 Sanyo adopts Xilinx FPGAs for surveillance cams
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has adopted Xilinx Inc.'s extended Spartan-3A family of FPGAs for its VCC-WD390 next-generation wide dynamic range surveillance cameras.
2003-06-04 Samsung selects Xilinx FPGAs for network solution
Samsung Telecommunications America has selected Xilinx's Virtex-II Pro FPGAs to be used in the development of its next-gen IP router products.
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