An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera, which we summarised at the time by saying "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release FDS Software used in Fujitsu ASIC Reference Flow from Forte Design Systems: "Cynthesizer synthesis software has been selected for use in Fujitsu's application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) Reference Flow for the 40nm process technologies, along with 90 and 65nm. ".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Altera - take a look at 28nm technology strategy targets wireless market which says: "Altera has announced its 28nm process technology strategy, which is targeted for cost-sensitive applications in the automotive, industrial and wireless markets.".
Take a look also at the news release from Impulse Accelerated Technologies, C-to-FPGA compiler supports Pico M-series modules, as well as Touch controller designed for ultra-large formats from Zytronic, and Flexible in-circuit clocks for gaming and business from Silicon Laboratories.
DC/DC controller targets ASIC and FPGA supplies (November 2010)
The LTC3856 synchronous step-down DC/DC controller targets applications in high current ASIC and FPGA supplies, power-distribution buses, high-power audio amplifiers and network servers.
Achronix to use Intel technology in FPGAs (November 2010)
Achronix Semiconductor has announced strategic access to Intel's 22nm process technology and plans to develop the most advanced Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
DC/DC controller can be used with ASIC supplies (November 2010)
Applications for the LTC3829 DC/DC controller include high-current ASIC and FPGA supplies, power-distribution buses, high-power audio amplifiers and network servers.
IR develops high-efficiency POL voltage regulators (October 2010)
International Rectifier (IR) has launched a series of voltage regulators designed to maximise efficiency in space applications, including satellites requiring long mission lives of up to 15 years.
Embedded modules for in-vehicle infotainment units (September 2010)
The H6055 embedded module targets applications such as in-vehicle infotainment systems, battery-powered handheld devices and industrial automation.
Hemisphere unveils GNSS receiver technology (September 2010)
Hemisphere GPS has announced its Eclipse II GNSS receiver technology and the release of the Eclipse II OEM board for global navigation satellite system signal processing applications.
Microcontroller enables precise zoned cooling (August 2010)
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a system management microcontroller that enables designers to customise algorithms for precise zoned cooling in complex systems such as servers.
Lattice upgrades IspLever Classic design tool (August 2010)
Lattice Semiconductor has released version 1.4 of its IspLever Classic design tool suite to provide a design environment for Lattice complex programmable logic devices (CPLD).
Rapid adoption for ASIC synthesis technology
Synplicity has reported rapid adoption of its ASIC synthesis technology, including a doubling of ASIC synthesis licence revenues during 2003.
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