LVDS digital I/O module for control and data capture
Pentek has today announced a new digital I/O module featuring low-voltage differential signalling I/O connected to a Virtex-6 FPGA, the Model 71610. LVDS is a general purpose digital interface operating at very high speeds over inexpensive twisted-pair or flat ribbon copper cables. It is popular for many common control or data capture applications such as high-speed video, graphics, video camera data transfers and general purpose computer buses.
Reduce power, size and cost of PLC digital-input subsystems
Designers can now reduce power, size and system cost for programmable logic controller digital-input subsystems, with the Corona (MAXREFDES12#) reference design from Maxim. One method of reducing the size of I/O solutions in PLCs is to reduce the number of digital channels that need to be isolated. Integrating three Maxim products including the MAX13256 transformer driver, the Corona design reduces isolated channels and eliminates the need f...
Plug-in-&-go USB iCEstick FPGA evaluation kit from Lattice
Lattice Semiconductor has introducedan easy-to-use USB thumb drive form factor development board, theiCEstick Evaluation Kit. The new Lattice FPGA evaluation kit allows engineers and system architects to rapidly evaluate and develop mobile solutions based on the Lattice’s iCE40 mobileFPGA family, the world’s first and only FPGAs built to address the mobile devices market.
Synopsys and Lattice extend FPGA synthesis agreement
Synopsys and Lattice Semiconductor reveal a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys' Synplify FPGA synthesis tools optimized for Lattice FPGAs and Complex Programmable Logic Devices. Under this continued agreement, Synopsys remains the exclusive independent provider of FPGA logic synthesis technology for designers targeting Lattice FPGA and CPLD products.
Redefining the midrange?
Broadly speaking, FPGAs are designed for either ‘high-performance’ applications or ‘everything else’ and as a result most FPGA vendors compete in the ‘everything else’ category. ES Design Magazine Editor, Philip Ling takes a look behind the latest announcements to see if we can expect a redistribution of wealth.
Rochester Electronics' Product Re-Introduction Through Their Extension-of-Life Program
As Altera’s authorized partner for EOL products, Rochester is the only company officially licensed to manufacture the entire family of Classic EPLD products. Rochester's Extension-of-Life solutions bring the Classics like EP610,EP910 & EP1810 products back to life.
Diodes Incorporated Adds Shift Registers and Decoders to Enhanced CMOS Logic Families
Diodes Incorporated is pleased to announce today the addition of standard shift register and decoder logic ICs to its enhanced 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families. The 8-bit shift register with 8-bit storage register (with and without tri-state outputs) and 3-to-8 line decoder are direct drop-in replacements for industry-standard logic devices, and are available in a choice of SO-16 and TSSOP-16 packages.
Microsemi Broadens FPGA Product Portfolio with Highly-integrated IGLOO2
Microsemi unveiled its IGLOO2 field programmable gate array family for industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs have the highest number of mainstream FPGA features including general purpose input/outputs, 5G SERDES interfaces, and PCI Express endpoints of any similar device on the market today, and feature the industry’s only high-performance memory subsystem.
Xilinx and TSMC Team to Enable Fastest Time-to-Market and Highest Performance FPGAs on TSMC's 16-nanometer FinFET
Xilinx and TSMC announced that they are teaming together to create the fastest time-to-market and highest performance FPGAs to be built on TSMC's 16-nanometer FinFET process, a program Xilinx calls 'FinFast.'
Compatible All-Programmable SoMs featuring Xilinx Artix, Kintex, and Zynq
Trenz Electronic presents its new series of FPGA and SoC modules. They are based on the latest Xilinx all-programmable devices (Artix, Kintex, and Zynq-7000) and are available in a uniform 4×5 cm form factor.