February 12, 2013

How virtual prototyping enabled Altera’s SoC FPGAs

The technique drove ‘agile systems development’ for the programmable logic vendor’s new product line.
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October 25, 2012

Vivado HLS/AutoESL: Agilent packet engine case study

How Xilinx' Vivado HLS enabled the creation of an in-fabric, processor-free UDP network packet engine
October 23, 2012

Vivado, inside the new Xilinx design suite

The FPGA vendor's new flagship is now on public release. It adds an array of features, including support for system-level to HDL synthesis.
July 5, 2012

Improving ASIC prototyping on multiple FPGAs through better partitioning

Using a new design-partitioning tool and stacked-silicon interconnect FPGA to develop an ASIC prototyping platform that can be reprogrammed several times a day.
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April 5, 2012

FPGA prototyping

Building a prototype SoC in one or a set of FPGAs can aid field trials, software development and hardware/software integration. But it's not easy, so the decision to go ahead needs careful consideration.
June 2, 2011

Strategic considerations for emerging SoC FPGAs

This white paper describes the emergence of SoC FPGAs, the drivers behind their market, and proposes some strategic considerations for executive management and system designers when choosing these devices.
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December 14, 2010

Achieving teraflops performance with 28nm FPGAs

FPGA-based signal processing has traditionally been implemented using fixed-point operations, but high-performance floating-point signal processing can now be implemented. This paper describes how floating-point technology for FPGAs can deliver processing rates of one tril- lion floating-point operations per second (teraflops) on a single die.
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June 1, 2010

Device native debug and verification for FPGA

GateRocket's RocketDrive facilitates integration of an FPGA into an HDL simulator to provide a "native" execution of a design on its target FPGA device. The companion RocketVision tool provides software-debugging capabilities that directly identify and enable the rapid resolution of bugs. This article considers the use of these tools in a "device native" verification and [...]
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September 1, 2009

Ensuring reliability through design separation

System designs have traditionally achieved reliability through redundancy, even though this inevitably increases component count, logic size, system power and cost. The article describes the design separation feature in Altera software that seeks to address these as well as today’s conflicting needs for low power, small size and high functionality while maintaining high reliability and […]

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March 1, 2009

FPGA-based speech encrypting and decrypting embedded system

The Texas A&M team describes an FPGA embedded system design project intended to assess the technology’s suitability for use in real-time, high-performance applications. The test application is a speech encryption system intended for use in military and high-security environments. The team used a Xilinx Virtex II Pro platform FPGA for the project, and was also […]


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