Category Archives: FPGA Design

Microsemi Reaches Key Production-Qualification Milestone for its Award-Winning PolarFire FPGA Family

11/04/2018, hardwarebee

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its first cost-optimized, low power, mid-range PolarFire™ field programmable gate array (FPGA) device is now production-qualified. With 300K logic elements (LEs), the second largest device in the family targets a variety of applications in the communications, defense, industrial and aviation markets. The company also announced

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PathPartner Technology unveils FPGA based HEVC & HEIF 4K Decoder on Amazon AWS EC2 Cloud

09/04/2018, hardwarebee

PathPartner, a Product R&D and Design Services firm, today announced the availability of FPGA based HEVC & HEIF 4K Decoder on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as FFMPEG plugin. Several market segments such as Datacentre and Broadcast today demand high performance video solutions with optimal power and cost implications. FPGAs are

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List of FPGA Companies

08/04/2018, hardwarebee

Since the inception of FPGA technology there were actually only two FPGA companies in the market: Xilinx and Altera. Along the years, both companies did a terrific job growing the market and protecting their market share. When Intel acquired Altera, Xilinx was left as the only major FPGA company in

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FPGA Design Flow – An Introduction

02/04/2018, hardwarebee

 The design flow of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (or FPGAs) consists of several steps that must work in unison for proper function. The steps consist of the following:
 

Design Entry
Logic Synthesis
Physical Synthesis
Verification
Implementation

 
Each step must be followed and verified to ensure that

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A Brief History of Altera

29/03/2018, hardwarebee

The Altera Corporation is a FPGA company that creates FPGA and PLDs along with development software. The primary products produced by Altera today include the following:
 

FPGAs: Arria, Cyclone, and Stratix
CPLDs: Max Series
Enpirion PowerSoC DC-DC Power Solutions
Quartus II Design Software

 
Today, Altera is

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A Brief History of Xilinx

29/03/2018, hardwarebee

Xilinx is an amazing FPGA company with an impressive track record of success. Xilinx creates, develops, and offers FPGA devices that are programmable along with software that work in conjunction to their main products. Xilinx is the leading supplier of FPGAs in the world.
 

 
Founding
 
In

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Plunify, Tencent Cloud Team Up to Offer FPGA Workflows Acceleration in the Cloud

18/03/2018, hardwarebee

Plunify®, a leading design optimization technology provider, today announced immediate availability of the Plunify Cloud client in the Tencent Cloud field programmable gate array (FPGA) Ecosystem for designers.
 
Plunify Cloud client is an interface to the Xilinx Vivado™ design suite for on-demand development, optimization, testing and deployment of FPGA

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Xilinx Technology Enables 5G for Hyper-Connected Urban Society at University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab

18/03/2018, hardwarebee

University of Bristol, Smart Internet Lab, leverages Xilinx® (NASDAQ: XLNX) silicon technology to deploy and demonstrate the world’s first end-to-end 5G urban network.  This flexible and programmable 5G network testbed consisting of 5G NR radio heads connected to the 5G virtualized baseband pool using multiple protocols with dynamic low latency aggregation and

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Efinix™ Releases Trion™ Programmable Platform

03/03/2018, hardwarebee

Efinix™, an innovator in programmable product platforms and technology, today announced the release of its Trion™ programmable platform. The Trion platform was built using Efinix’s Quantum™ programmable technology, comprising logic, routing, embedded memory and DSP blocks. The first eight FPGAs in the Trion platform are built on SMIC’s (Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Choosing FPGA Design Services Company

01/03/2018, hardwarebee

In 2009 I applied for a job in San Diego. The job required hands on technical and commercial skills and therefore the interview was a bit tricky.
 
One very difficult question in the interview related to estimating different things. They asked me to estimate the number of Piano Tuning

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