AAC writer, Chantelle Dubois, had a chance to speak one-on-one with the head of SiFive's DesignShare program about the benefits to IP sharing, and what he believes will be important for the future of SoC design.
December 21, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois
Last year, Intel acquired FPGA-focused Altera. Now they've announced the intention to create a hybrid between their well-known CPUs and FPGAs.Last year, Intel acquired FPGA-focused Altera. Now they've announced a new line of hybrid chips that combine FPGAs with their well-known CPUs, achieving a goal set in 2010.
October 18, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois
Until recently, developers integrating a FPGA fabric with a microcontroller were severely limited in their choice of IP licensing options. Using open-source tools with a RISC-V core in a FPGA is present a solution to that problem.
September 06, 2017 by Ted Marena, Microsemi
An FPGA is a crucial tool for many DSP and embedded systems engineers. However, the learning curve when getting started can be fairly steep. This project introduces the Quartus II and ModelSim software suites as well as a background on FPGA design flow for system on chip development. The development board used was a Terasic DE1-SoC, which has the Altera Cyclone V SoC chip. This IC contains an FPGA and an integrated ARM Cortex A9 as a hard processor system.
December 29, 2015 by William Coventry
Here's a rundown of three boards best suited for beginning to intermediate FPGA designers. Some boards cost thousands of dollars, and it’s unrealistic to compare a board of that cost to a board that a hobbyist would likely choose, so this comparison looks at three popular boards in the sub-$90 price point.
November 30, 2015 by Jennifer A. Diffley
The acquisition will couple Intel’s leading-edge products and manufacturing process with Altera’s leading field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The combination is expected to enable new classes of products that meet customer needs in the data center and Internet of Things (IoT) market segments. Intel plans to offer Altera’s FPGA products with Intel Xeon® processors as highly customized, integrated products. The companies also expect to enhance Altera’s products through design and manufacturing improvements resulting from Intel’s integrated device manufacturing model.
June 01, 2015 by Tim Youngblood