Sunday, May 03, 2015
Altera - FPGA CPLD Structured ASIC
Altera develops many features that are geared towards system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) capability. Some of the more recent examples include embedded memory, embedded processors, and high-speed transceivers.
MAX 10 FPGAs are built on TSMC’s 55 nm embedded NOR flash technology, enabling instant-on functionality. Integrated features include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and dual configuration flash allowing you to store and dynamically switch between two images on a single chip.
Analog blocks—Integrated analog blocks with ADCs and temperature sensor provide lower latency and reduced board space with more flexible sample-sequencing.
DSP blocks—As the first non-volatile FPGA with DSP, MAX 10 FPGAs are ideal for high-performance, high-precision applications using integrated 18x18 multipliers.
Altera 10M08 Evaluation kit provides easy access to the FPGA's I/O and ADC block and interfaces to potentiometer, LEDs, push-buttons, switches and several different connectors for expansion.
101 Innovation Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA
Updated May 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Xilinx - Programmable SoC and FPGA
Developer and fabless manufacturer of a class of reconfigurable hardware chips known as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It was founded by Ross Freeman (FPGA inventor), Bernie Vonderschmitt (fabless pioneer), and Jim Barnett in 1984 and was based in Silicon Valley.
Product Line include Programmable FPGA, 3D IC, SoC, CPLD and Configuration Memory solutions. Embedded Processing, DSP and Connectivity Solutions. An extensive catalog of base-level cores is available to address the general needs of all designers.
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 Evaluation Kit
The Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
John Cooley's EDA & ASIC Design News. E-Mail Synopsys Users Group.
DeepChip ESNUG Archive
"DeepChip.com is a 20 year old clearinghouse where semiconductor chip designers contribute data-intensive papers and articles of first-hand evaluations and production benchmarks of commercial EDA tools."
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Altium Designer - Comprehensive Design Environment
Altium Designer integrates board- and FPGA-level system design, embedded software development, and PCB layout, editing and manufacturing within a single design environment.
"P-CAD 2006 expands the design power of PCB professionals with its vast array of new and enhanced features. From design entry through to manufacturing, P-CAD 2006 includes all the tools you need to quickly and efficiently tackle any board design task."
Protel - What happened to Protel?
Now part of Altium, Protel was a complete board-level design solution that provides all of the capabilities needed to take any board-level design project from concept to completion.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices
Zarlink and Actel are now part of Microsemi. Actel have designed SoCs and FPGAs based on flash and antifuse technologies.
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter Kit
The SmartFusion2 starter kit supports industry-standard interfaces including Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C and UART and includes a comprehensive breadboard to support unique design requirements.
"SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM...."
They also provide High-performance IP Cores for other designers and chip developers.
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
fpga4fun - Electronic Adventures with FPGA
- HDL tutorials
- SMD technology
- Crystals and oscillators
- How FPGAs work
Build a simple Inexpensive digital oscilloscope. Single channel, about 100 MSPS. RS-232 based.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A totally integrated Schematic and PCB design editor. Add Spice based A/D mixed-mode simulation, shape-based autorouting, or technology features including High Speed design, chip-on-board, embedded component capabilities and connection to your corporate database.
FPGA pin assignment data generated by manufacturers' tools can be imported into a part in the Pulsonix library. From there, it can be included with the part into the schematic and propagated forwards to the PCB layout. You can also start from within the Pulsonix Part editor and export the Part pin data to a CSV format file for use with the FPGA tool.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Embedded Processor System in an FPGA in Minutes.
Low-cost evaluation kit, includes a complete lab. Integrate a custom microprocessor in a Cyclone III FPGA.Example code and even a Nios II a 32-bit embedded-processor RISC CPU soft core.
Many peripheral modules are ready for gluing to your processor, right within the software. It then generates the HDL code too. It can then compile and load it on the USB FPGA Prototype Stick.
Amazing isn't it. Try it out. Learn, Explore..Create.
Altera is one of the pioneers of Programmable Logic, following notable early leaders Signetics and MMI in introducing PLDs.
Interface with Twitter - @alteracorp - FPGA, CPLD and ASIC semiconductor devices.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Jonathan Rose, Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.
This paper provides a tutorial survey of architectures of commercially available high-capacity ﬁeld-programmable devices (FPDs). We ﬁrst deﬁne the relevant terminology in the ﬁeld and then describe the recent evolution of FPDs. The three main categories of FPDs are delineated: Simple PLDs (SPLDs), Complex PLDs (CPLDs) and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). We then give details of the architectures of all of the most important commercially available chips, and give examples of applications of each type of device.
The Publications page and the FPGA CAD Software are of interest for Digital Design Community.
From - Jonathan Rose
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Verification and debugging solutions for today's most advanced FPGAs.
"GateRocket offers the industry's first Device Native verification solution that enable companies to verify and debug their FPGA designs faster and with higher quality."
Monday, April 14, 2008
Products include FPGAs, CPLDs, Power Management and Clock Management Devices.
Lattice Semiconductor - FPGA CPLD
The ispMACH 4000ZE CPLD family is ideal for ultra low-power, high-volume portable applications.
Standby current as low as 10µA (typical) 1.8V core; Operational down to 1.6V VCC. Easy System Integration, Flexible multi-volt I/O.
5V tolerant I/O for LVCMOS 3.3, LVTTL, and PCI interfaces. JTAG In-System Programmable (ISPTM), On-chip user oscillator and timer,
ispMACH 4000ZE Evaluation Board
ispMACH_4000ZE ispMACH 4000ZE Family
5555 NE Moore Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
|Computer Architecture Lab (CALCM)
Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
ProtoFlex: Co-Simulation for Component-wise FPGA Emulator Development
Design and Comparison of 64-bit Re-configurable Adders.