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“Bifurcate” is a word you don’t get to use very often. Yet it’s a familiar concept in our industry. Mobile operating systems have bifurcated into the choice between Android and iOS. On the desktop, it’s Windows or MacOS. Verizon or AT&T. Home Depot or Lowes. ARM or x86.

In all of these cases, the big pie chart is pretty much equally divided between two major players, with a thin sliver of “other.” In the desktop environment, the “other” slice of the pie includes Linux: it’s there, but it’s not really used by normal people and doesn’t really compete on the same footing as Windows or MacOS. The mobile OS market includes BlackBerry and Windows Phone, among others, but in the big banquet of life they’re relegated to the kids’ table.  Read More


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Be a Better Programmer

Posted on 09/17/14 at 12:56 AM by juergenuk

juergenuk
Programmers put the bugs in. So they should get help where possible with tools and training to minimize. One way is to have a very rigid structure across the whole group.
On LinkedIN there was an interesting discussion, and some said: I want my programmi…

There’s a Processor in My FPGA!

Posted on 09/16/14 at 2:35 PM by SteveCasselman

Altera's OpenCL SDK allows software programmers to use the FPGA's fabric as easily as they use the processor cores. The same code that runs on an SoC also runs on the largest parts. Altera is also committed to having an SoC in each family so the Stratix 1…

Go-Fast FPGA Design

Posted on 09/16/14 at 1:23 PM by gabor@alacron.com

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I'd add "Make room for heatsinks." Especially if you're packing the whole FPGA with logic and cranking up the clock, you will need help taking the heat from the chip. I've never regretted allowing extra room for a big heatsink, including board-level mou…

Go-Fast FPGA Design

Posted on 09/16/14 at 9:43 AM by kevin

kevin
A few synthesis-specific things I neglected to mention in the article:
- Multiple synthesis tools: If you have access to more than one synthesis tool, use all of them. Even the lousy one that seems like it never works will win on some designs. The only w…

Feed It Forward (And Back)

Posted on 09/15/14 at 9:45 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about KLA-Tencor's feed-forward approach?

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