Altera launches 20nm tools

Altera has come up with development tools for 20nm IC design, based on TSMC’s 20 nm process technology. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license.

Altera Announces Participation in Raymond James Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced that it will participate in the Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software & Supply Chain Conference in New York, NY. Altera's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 1:20pm Eastern Time.

Altera Boosts STEM Education in Silicon Valley with Grant for ALearn

Grant Gives Teachers Training and Tools Needed to Support Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Studies

Xilinx integrates machine vision design

Xilinx is using the HALCON and VisualApplets development platforms for Zynq machine vision applications.

HALCON software from MVTec for machine vision supports video analytics and includes a library of more than 1800 operators for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification, and 3D vision.

Xilinx's Comprehensive Functional Safety Design Package Enables Smarter Factories and Medical Equipment

TUV SUD certified design methodology and tools increase design productivity and reduce certification risks

HALCON and VisualApplets speed dev for Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoCs

Xilinx, Inc. has announced accelerated design productivity for machine vision applications, leveraging HALCON and VisualApplets development platforms to create an end-to-end Smarter Vision development environment for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.

Altera Demonstrates Integrated PLC and HMI System on a Single Chip at SPS IPC Drives 2013

Cyclone V SoC Solution Developed with 3S-Smart Software Solutions and EXOR International Reduces Time-to-Market for Factory Automation System Vendors

Xilinx Accelerates Machine Vision Application Design Productivity for Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs

Industry leading development platforms, HALCON and VisualApplets, create an end-to-end Smarter Vision development environment with maximum design productivity

Xilinx All Programmable Solutions for Smarter Factories and Smarter Vision Showcases at SPS/IPC Drives 2013

Demonstrations highlight how Zynq All Programmable SoCs will transform tomorrow's factories

Programmable logic: A practical introduction for beginners

Only one sixth of the respondents to a poll we ran last year on Scope Junction reported HDL (hardware definition language, i.e., programmable logic) experience. Thus was this article inspired. If your exposure to this ubiquitous technology has been nil to minimal, or you just want to brush up on the basics and history, read on.

A bit of history

Altera Releases New 100G Ethernet and Interlaken IP Cores To Drive High-Capacity Transmission and Backhaul Applications

Latest Cores Strengthen Company’s Best-in-Class IP Portfolio by Delivering, Highest Performance, Lowest Latency and Smallest Resource Area

Altera Brings FPGA-based Acceleration to IBM Power Systems and Announces Support for OpenPOWER Consortium

Designs Targeting IBM Power CPUs with Altera FPGA-based Accelerators Achieve High Performance and Low Power

Xilinx and Its Ecosystem Showcase Smarter Data Center Solutions Leveraging Vivado Design Suite and New OpenCL Flow at Supercomputing Conference 2013

DENVER, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and its ecosystem will showcase smarter data center solutions that leverage Vivado® Design Suite and the portability of OpenCL™ programming language at Supercomputing Conference 2013 (SC13).

Altera Accelerates Performance of Suricata Network Security Monitoring Engine with Stratix V FPGAs and OpenCL

San Jose, Calif., November 15 2013—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the first successful demonstration of the Suricata Engine, an open-source Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) system. The demonstration shows an accelerated Suricata Engine on a Stratix® V FPGA developed with the Altera SDK for OpenCL™.

NEC Chooses Altera’s 28 nm FPGAs to Differentiate in Competitive LTE Marketplace

San Jose, Calif., November 14, 2013— Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced that NEC will use Altera’s 28 nm FPGAs to bring new levels of performance to its Long-term Evolution (LTE) base stations and enable wireless service providers to more effectively manage their networks.

Xilinx ships first 20nm fpgas

Xilinx has begun shipping its first 20nm fpga chips to customers.
Manufactured by TSMC, the UltraScale devices feature an asic like programmable architecture which, according to Xilinx, enables up to 2X more realisable system level performance and integration.

Xilinx Ships Industry's First 20nm All Programmable Product

Company achieves major milestone with first customer delivery of UltraScale ASIC-class programmable architecture

Altera Quartus II Software v13.1 Delivers Up to 70 Percent Reduction in Compile Times

Release Includes Compile Time Advancements and Enhanced High-Level Design Flows to Increase Productivity

2013 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced

Awards to be Presented at the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on December 12

Altera Announces Investor Meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced that it will host a meeting for the investment community on Monday, November 18th in New York. The meeting will begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

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