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New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the Programmable Logic sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the latest electronics technology news from New Electronics.

Using FPGAs in embedded systems

While there’s nothing new about the use of FPGAs in electronics products, many engineers are only just beginning to explore how the devices could help to improve their designs.

Optimising wearable designs by integrating support circuitry

Systems on a Chip for wearable devices offer an astounding level of integration. Advanced manufacturing processes give SoC and MCU developers plenty of transistors to work with and these devices can integrate multicore processors, wireless connectivity, memory and graphics controllers.

Intel’s Programmable Systems Group takes its first step towards an FPGA based system in package portfolio

Speaking in 2012, Danny Biran – then Altera’s senior VP for corporate strategy – said he saw a time when the company would be offering ‘standard products’ – devices featuring an FPGA, with different dice integrated in the package. “It’s also possible these devices may integrate customer specific circuits if the business case is good enough,” he noted.

Programmable matter could make evolutionary hardware a reality

First realised 20 years ago, evolutionary hardware design continues to fascinate a small group of researchers. The attraction is not difficult to understand; instead of trying to design behaviour or structure into a system manually, you let the system determine for itself how it should work. Just like biology – only you need it to happen in less than a few million years.

Flexibility for the future

Operating a data centre requires a range of conflicting requirements to be balanced. At the top of the list is the ability to deliver extreme computational performance, but other factors include flexibility, the efficient use of power and keeping costs as low as possible.

Many core solutions meet growing demands of comms processors

The volume of data being transmitted around the globe is reaching staggering levels – and we 'ain't seen nothing yet', according to leading players in the sector. Dealing with this traffic, while maintaining low power consumption, is pushing device developers to create ever more complex comms processors.

FPGA developers square off at 20nm

Programmable logic is one of the first technologies to be manufactured on the latest process node. In the past, fpga developers have taken advantage of this to bring larger capacity devices to market as soon as possible in an effort to meet the needs of leading edge customers.

FPGA industry rises to the challenge of 28Gbit/s transceivers

At last month's European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, Altera demonstrated an fpga implementing a 100Gbit/s link using four 28Gbit/s transceivers. The Stratix V GT fpga, working alongside chipmaker Gennum's clock data recovery circuits, used the transceivers –each operating at 25.8Gbit/s – to send 100Gbit/s of data over 7in of Nelco 4000-13 pcb material, exceeding the specification requirement of 4in.

CPLD flexibility enables wide application

Once simple to understand, programmable logic is now a complex world, with devices of all types apparently providing solutions to most design requirements. Despite this wide range of solutions, the industry's focus remains assuredly on the leading edge.

Debugging methods for FPGAs

There are several debugging methods available for fpga design, including simulation at the RTL and gate level, static timing verification and debug at the hardware level.

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