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  • FMC
     → Spring/Summer 2017
    Creative uses of FMC

    Creative uses of FMC

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    The FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard has become the defacto mezzanine standard for anyone wanting a modular solution for platforms using an FPGA [field-programmable gate array]. The convenience of having modular I/O for any FPGA family makes it hard to not use an FMC as the I/O front-end. Conseque... [read more]

    FPGA
     → November 2014
    Strategies for verifying an FPGA design

    Strategies for verifying an FPGA design

    David Kelf (OneSpin Solutions)
    The escalating cost, time, and risk associated with custom integrated circuit (IC) fabrication has driven increased field programmable gate array (FPGA) usage across electronics applications. FPGAs are larger, faster, and more power-efficient than ever, and bring a number of capabilities unavailable... [read more]

    FPGAs
     → February 2007

    FPGAs rapidly replacing high-performance DSP capability

    Paul Ekas (Altera Corporation)
    More and more, the core signal processing of high-performance systems has moved to FPGAs. FPGAs deliver the highest performance programmable DSP available in any semiconductor device. There is not a more-flexible system architecture solution available that spans performance, low power, low price, an... [read more]

    DSP
     → June 2014

    DSP capabilities of SoC FPGAs address emerging small cell requirements

    Nilam Ruparelia (Microsemi)
    The insatiable demand for increased communication bandwidth is driving the development of new wireless architectures and the deployment of a wide variety of new wireless infrastructure devices. Of the two key approaches – a centralized homogeneous network architecture and a distributed heterogeneous... [read more]

    Signal processing
     → January 2016
    COTS processing drives modern electronic warfare systems

    COTS processing drives modern electronic warfare systems

    John McHale (Editorial Director)
    "Cognitive EW represents a significant new step in EW... being able to create new responses on the fly."

    VPX
     → Winter 2018

    VITA 57.4: FMC+

    Jerry Gipper (Editorial Director)
    Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are utilized in many applications, with the range expanding as new variations of FPGAs emerge. By design, FPGAs are easily reconfigured as application needs change. But sometimes a change to the front-end hardware connecting the FPGA to a real-world application... [read more]

    Signal processing
     → October 2018
    FMC enhancements for growing high-speed data needs

    FMC enhancements for growing high-speed data needs

    Dylan Lang (Samtec)
    Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology has proven to be invaluable to embedded designers for many years. Often acting as an all-in-one solution, FPGAs negate the need for ASIC [application-specific integrated circuit] technology and reduce the cost of custom IP algorithms in silicon. FPGAs ... [read more]

    Signal processing
     → January/February 2017
    FPGA coprocessors for low-power adaptive beamforming in hybrid VPX HPEC systems

    FPGA coprocessors for low-power adaptive beamforming in hybrid VPX HPEC systems

    Thierry Wastiaux (Interface Concept)
    Beamforming techniques have become very important in the fields of radar, electronic warfare (EW), sonar, wireless communication, and medical imaging. These enable continuous formation of beams from array antennas (or array transducers) towards a tracked target - or a moving user in the case of wire... [read more]

    FPGAs
     → March 2007

    FPGA-BASED SINGLE CHIP CRYPTOGRAPHIC SOLUTION (UNCLASSIFIED)

    Mark McLean (Xilinx)
    The authors explain a design flow/NSA verification process utilizing a Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA for cryptographic processing.

    Signal processing
     → January 2014
    Designing a general-purpose FPGA DSP card for EW, radar applications using the latest generation of FPGAs

    Designing a general-purpose FPGA DSP card for EW, radar applications using the latest generation of FPGAs

    Denis Smetana (Curtiss-Wright)
    Designing a general-purpose FPGA card that addresses the universe of Electronic Warfare (EW) and radar applications is a challenge. For any individual application, defining the requirements of the system and determining the optimal architecture for that particular solution is fairly straightforward.... [read more]

    FMC
     → Fall 2014

    FMCs provide versatility and modularity across multiple platforms

    Justin Moll (Vadatech)
    The VITA 57 specification defining the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) has been adopted since 2008. Today FMCs are commonly used in architectures from VPX to CompactPCI to MicroTCA and more. The versatility of the mezzanine approach allows a broad swath of acceptance in various applications.

    FPGA
     → 2013-14 Resource Guide

    Year of the FPGA ... Maybe?

    Mark Littlefield (Lumiance Technology)
    For years FPGAs have been a workhorse of high-performance embedded DSP. The massively parallel nature of FPGAs is ideal for solving tough problems in the SWaP-limited embedded DSP domain. However, COTS board-level suppliers have struggled to integrate user-programmable FPGA-based products into their... [read more]

    Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
     → June 2014
    White Paper:  Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Seventh Edition

    White Paper: Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Seventh Edition

    Rodger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.); Rodger H. Hosking (Pentek)
    This handbook reviews the advantages of FPGAs for implementing software radio functions. Some of the advantages include design flexibility, higher precision processing, higher channel density, lower power and cost per channel. The handbook is yours free, just click on the link to download.

    FPGAs
     → May 2006

    FPGAs wire a more flexible approach to packet processing

    Bryon Moyer (Teja)
    In a world of ever-increasing data rates and packet processing requirements, packet processing multicore implementations are needed for data rates higher than 1 Gbps. FPGAs with a multicore fabric provide the most fllexibility for gigabit-class packet processing platforms.

    FPGA
     → September 2014

    OpenCL and the future of FPGA and DSP development

    Mark Littlefield (Contributor)
    DSPs and FPGAs have a reputation of being difficult to develop for, but the OpenCL language aims to improve software development.

    VITA 57
     → April 2008
    Introducing the FPGA Mezzanine Card: Emerging VITA 57 (FMC) standard brings modularity to FPGA designs

    Introducing the FPGA Mezzanine Card: Emerging VITA 57 (FMC) standard brings modularity to FPGA designs

    Dave Barker (VMETRO, Inc.)
    FPGAs are popular in today's military embedded systems, but I/O can become a problem with its tight coupling to the FPGA and resulting limited design reusability. This also limits the availability of COTS FPGA boards because it can be difficult to design an FPGA with the right I/O for a wide custom... [read more]

    Most Influential Women in Embedded
     → June 2013
    2013 Most Influential Women in Embedded: Jane Donaldson, President of Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.

    2013 Most Influential Women in Embedded: Jane Donaldson, President of Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.

    Jane (Jenny) Donaldson started Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. in 1982 with Bob Donaldson and Lawrence Marshall, Jr., serving as the company’s first president. Annapolis performed custom engineering: software for ground stations for Comsat, point-of-sale terminals for Schlumberger, medical instruments... [read more]

    I/O
     → March 2013
    White Paper: Designing with FPGAs for Speed and Flexibility

    White Paper: Designing with FPGAs for Speed and Flexibility

    Rowland Demko (Acromag, Inc.)
    The external world has a wide mix of I/O interfaces. Any FPGA module to be used must meet that interface.

    FPGAs
     → October 2011

    FPGA verification must address user uncertainty for prototyping, system validation

    Loring Wirbel (Footwasher Media)
    With the diversification of FPGA verification, designers can look to add-in boards and embedded test points in the FPGA for this necessary step.

    DSP
     → Fall 2016
    Using DSP and RF circuit co-design to reduce risk and cost

    Using DSP and RF circuit co-design to reduce risk and cost

    Murthy Upmaka (Keysight Technologies, Inc.)
    In all areas of business, increased communication leads to more streamlined processes and greater potential for success. This is no less true in system design. Within large design organizations, baseband field programmable gate array (FPGA) and radio frequency (RF) signal processing communities have... [read more]

    artificial intelligence
     → January/February 2019
    Stacked, high-speed DDR4 and DDR5 memory useful in harsh battle environments

    Stacked, high-speed DDR4 and DDR5 memory useful in harsh battle environments

    Jennifer Keenan (Mercury Systems )
    Today's autonomous and artificial intelligence (AI) military systems process an ever-growing amount of sensor data. To handle this extreme workload, system architects must design boards using the fastest FPGA [field-programmable gate array] devices and Intel multicore processors. These devices canno... [read more]

    FPGAs
     → Summer 2004

    Tips for designing complex FPGAs

    Salil Raje (Hier Design)
    This article provides tips for FPGA design

    ASICs and ASSPs
     → Summer 2004

    Will the evolution of platform FPGAs mean the end of ASICs and ASSPs?

    Richard Sevcik (Xilinx)
    Domain-optimized platform FPGAs are revolutionary in their ability to accelerate the deployment of FPGA technology into many more application areas.

    FPGAs
     → January 2008

    Selecting FPGAs for FIR filter implementation

    Gordon Hands (Lattice Semiconductor)
    Designers face many decisions when implementing a Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter within an FPGA design.

    FPGAs
     → June 2007

    FPGAs: Are they really worth it?

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    As the popularity of FPGAs continues to grow, understanding the shifting trends in navigating FPGA hardware and software development is vital.

    Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
     → May 2013
    White Paper: Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems -- Seventh Edition

    White Paper: Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems -- Seventh Edition

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems.

    FPGAs
     → March 2004

    FPGAs and DSPs team up to meet CompactPCI signal processing application challenges

    Paul Ekas (Altera Corp)
    This article describes how FPGAs and DSPs work together to meet CompactPCI signal processing application challenges

    VITA 41 (VXS)
     → June 2006

    Using a mesh FPGA architecture to implement adaptive beamforming radar

    Dr. R. William Smith (QinetiQ)
    FPGAs in beamforming applications such as radar and sonar can achieve higher performance via the VXS mesh architecture.

    FPGA SoC
     → October 2013
    Hitting the wall in FPGA SoC verification

    Hitting the wall in FPGA SoC verification

    Thomas L. Anderson (Breker Verification Systems)
    The ability to fix bugs by reprogramming has been a huge benefit for FPGA designers. Many have made do with little or no verification, preferring instead to debug the design in the bring-up lab. This method is breaking down in the era of FPGA SoCs with embedded processors. FPGA teams can greatly inc... [read more]

    VME
     → Spring 2019

    FPGA based PCIe-to-VME bridge

    Thomas Schnürer, (MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH)
    Since the VME bus is no longer natively supported by current processors, it is essential to implement bridging technologies that take over these functions for this form factor standard. MEN Mikro Elektronik developed a PCIe-to-VME bridge based on FPGA logic as an alternative to discrete components a... [read more]

    VIP/VoIP/VoP
     → July 2004

    Using a DSP-FPGA architecture with PowerPC cores for high-density packetized voice (VolP/VoN) processing applications

    Louis N Bélanger (Lyrtech Signal Processing Inc.)
    Hybrid DSP/FPGA/RISC architectures can be very effective for high-performance Voice-over-Network (VoN), or VoIP processing applications. DSP capabilities in newer FPGA devices allow for the signal processing to be partitioned and balanced between the DSP and the FPGA. Moreover, new capabilities... [read more]

    FPGAs
     → Fall 2003

    Developing and integrating FPGA coprocessors

    Paul Ekas (Altera Corporation)
    This article discusses the technical development and integration of FPGA coprocessors.

    EDA
     → August 2011

    FPGA design tool vendor GateRocket has ceased operations

    Mike Demler (EE Daily News)
    There is no word yet regarding an acquisition of GateRocket's assets, but the tools could be valuable to both Xilinx and Altera should they be interested in picking them up.

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