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  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Jump-Start Software Development With the SoC FPGA Virtual Target

    Want to get a head start on developing software for Altera SoC FPGA applications? Virtual prototyping tools are now available for SoC FPGA devices, enabling one to work more productively, improve their software quality, and ultimately, get to market faster. The Altera SoC FPGA Virtual Target lets one begin their...

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Sneak Peek: Industry's First 28-Gbps FPGA

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses about seeking a device that is fast, reliable, and gives one high bandwidth, seek no further. This webcast will get an initial look at their high-performance Stratix V FPGA running at 28 Gbps.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    5 Reasons to Use a Soft-Core MIPS Processor in Your Next Custom Design

    There is a 100 percent MIPS-compatible soft processor available just for Altera FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs The MP32 is also the industry's first soft processor that runs the VxWorks operating system. In this webcast, the presenter discusses five reasons why one should use MP32 in their next custom embedded design.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Video Demo: 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt to Changing Ethernet Protocols

    In this webcast, the presenter describes about how the Industrial Networking Kit and flexible, low-power FPGAs can help one meet these challenges in embedded industrial applications. The presenter describes three ways to quickly adapt to evolving Ethernet protocols.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Support Multiple Industrial Ethernet Protocols With a Single FPGA

    In the webcast, the presenter describes how one can make developing Industrial Ethernet designs easier with an FPGA. See this webcast integrating motor control and Industrial Ethernet into a single FPGA. Find out how one can easily change protocols on the same FPGA platform.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    5 Easy Steps to Building an Embedded Processor System Inside an FPGA

    One may know about the cost and performance advantages of designing systems on a programmable chip. But did one know how easy it is to do? Learn how by watching this webcast. The presenter will describe step by step process, how to build the microcontroller functionality into an FPGA in...

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Developing Software for Embedded Systems on FPGAs

    FPGAs are becoming more common in embedded design. See how easy it is to develop embedded system software for FPGAs using the popular Nios II soft processor. In this webcast, the presenter will describe about the software development flow for the Nios II processor.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Streamline Your Video Processing Apps With Design Example

    In this webcast, the presenter shows that a low-cost touch screen-based development kit running two design examples based on these functions. These functions are ready to be dropped into the design and connected through open Avalon Streaming interfaces.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Using SATA for SOC Solutions on 40-Nm Transceiver FPGAs

    With applications needing to store more data for longer periods of time, SATA provides an efficient, cost-effective storage interface. In this webcast, the presenter showing how easy it is to take advantage of the data storage capabilities of SATA using 40-nm transceiver FPGAs.

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Achieving One TeraFLOPS With 28-nm FPGAs

    Due to recent technological developments, high-performance floating-point signal processing can, for the first time, be easily achieved using FPGAs. To date, virtually all FPGA-based signal processing has been implemented using fixed-point operations. This white paper describes how floating-point technology on FPGAs is not only practical now, but that processing rates...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fulfilling Technology Needs for 40G-100G Network-Centric Operations and Warfare

    The development and deployment of Network-Centric Operations and Warfare (NCOW) to integrate and connect the military's many separate networks relies on high-speed packet transport and optical networking. Altera's 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs combine the flexibility needed to adapt to changing network standards and support legacy network interfaces and protocols, while...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Board Design Guidelines for LVDS Systems

    LVDS is a high-speed, low-voltage, low-power, and low-noise general-purpose I/O interface standard. The low-voltage swing and differential current mode outputs significantly reduce Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). These outputs have fast edge rates that cause signal paths to act as transmission lines. Therefore, ultra-high-speed board design and differential signal theory knowledge is...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Implementing FIR Filters and FFTs With 28-nm Variable-Precision DSP Architecture

    Across a range of applications, the two most common functions implemented in FPGA-based high-performance signal processing are Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters and fast Fourier transforms (FFTs). The FPGA's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architecture must be optimized to allow the most efficient implementation of these structures as this directly translates...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Guaranteeing Silicon Performance With FPGA Timing Models

    How can a designer accurately predict the time delays of a fully customizable integrated circuit? The answer to this question is "Not very easily." There are many factors that limit and increase the complexity of accurately modeling time delays in an integrated circuit. A few of these factors include, but...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Providing Battery-Free, FPGA-Based RAID Cache Solutions

    RAID adapter cards are critical data-center subsystem components that ensure data storage and recovery during power outages. Current battery-backed designs create green issues around hazardous waste disposal as well as shelf life and maintenance issues. Recent advances in FPGA and flash-memory technologies support lower power memory backup designs that are...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optical Transport Networks for 100G Implementation in FPGAs

    Based on announcements from vendors, enterprises and service providers, 100G system deployment is finally gaining real traction in the marketplace. The primary driver for this deployment is the customers' ceaseless demand for higher bandwidth. Various standard bodies are working to ratify the emerging 100G standards for transport and Ethernet, as...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Challenges in Manufacturing Reliable Lead-Free and RoHS-Compliant Components

    The push for lead-free or RoHS-compliant products is resulting in significant changes in packaging materials. Manufacturers of electronic equipment require materials that consistently withstand peak reflow temperatures of 240?C to 260?C. Reflow soldering at these extreme temperatures, especially after extended moisture exposure, introduces several challenges that must be solved to...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Enhancing Robust SEU Mitigation With 28-nm FPGAs

    Systems designed with FPGAs benefit from significant improvements over ASICS, such as rapid-process technology scaling and design innovation, which permit the use of FPGAs in high-availability, high-reliability, and safety-critical systems. However, along with technology scaling come other effects such as increased susceptibility to soft errors that previously could be ignored....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Medical Imaging Implementation Using FPGAs

    Earlier prediction and treatment are driving the fusion of modalities such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computerized Tomography (CT) and X-ray/CT equipment. The higher image resolutions that are needed require fine geometry micro-array detectors coupled with sophisticated software/hardware systems for the analysis of photonic and electronic signals. These systems must provide...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Introducing Innovations at 28 nm to Move Beyond Moore's Law

    In addition to processing techniques, FPGA innovations allow Altera to move beyond Moore's Law to meet higher bandwidth requirements while meeting cost and power budgets. Altera's Stratix V FPGAs provide breakthrough bandwidth via 28-Gbps power-efficient transceivers, and allow users to integrate more of their design on a single FPGA by...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Addressing 100-GbE Line-Card Design Challenges on 28-nm FPGAs

    As various standard bodies finalize their 100G standards for transport, Ethernet, and optical interfaces, FPGAs play a vital role for early adopters of technology who want to design 100G production systems. Because of this increasing demand for more bandwidth, service providers are looking at emerging 40-GbE/100-GbE standards for their next-generation...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Implementing a Multirate Uncompressed Video Interface for Broadcast Applications

    The emergence of the High-Definition (HD) 1080p video standard has presented some formidable design challenges for broadcast system engineers. While HD broadcasting now is established as the de facto standard for video broadcast around the world, new production equipment still must be able to handle the legacy of Standard-Definition (SD)...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Increasing Design Functionality With Partial and Dynamic Reconfiguration in 28-nm FPGAs

    The density of FPGAs has grown with each process node shrink. Compared to previous generations of FPGAs, the extra density, coupled with features such as reconfiguration, enables designers to add to or change the functionality of these devices. FPGAs provide the perfect platform for accommodating improvements and design changes in...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Innovating With a Full Spectrum of 40-nm FPGAs and ASICs With Transceivers

    Increasing bandwidth requirements for broadband services are driving silicon vendors to use more and more high-speed serial transceivers. Therefore, next-generation applications feature a wide range of data rates, from a few Mbps to hundreds of Gbps, and integrate multiple protocols and services in a single box. Quickly evolving standards like...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Integrating 100-GbE Switching Solutions on 28-nm FPGAs

    With high-speed 100-GbE communication network standards converging, switching functions play a key role in the smooth functioning of the Internet. The aggregated network traffic doubles every six months and grows in complexity as it is transported across multiple protocols, challenging the limits of current switch architectures. Because today's single-chip-based architectures...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Understanding 40-nm FPGA Solutions for SATA/SAS

    Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) are computer bus standards that have the primary function of transferring data (directly or otherwise) between the motherboard and mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives, optical drives, and solid-state disks) inside and outside the computer. Cables and connectors for SATA...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Accelerating DSP Designs With the Total 28-nm DSP Portfolio

    Implementing Digital Signal Processing (DSP) datapaths with different performance, precision, Intellectual Property (IP), and development flows is challenging and labor-intensive. As more and more high-performance DSP datapaths are implemented on FPGAs, Altera has developed a complete DSP solutions portfolio at 28 nm to address these challenges and speed up the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Building an IP Surveillance Camera System With a Low-Cost FPGA

    In the video surveillance marketplace, the need for higher quality video, higher resolution, and more flexibility and features is driving the change from analog to digital cameras. By definition, High-Definition (HD) video must be digital, so the adoption of HD standards is symbiotic with the move to digital sensors. The...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Lowering the Total Cost of Ownership for Industrial Applications

    Approximately one-third of embedded designers surveyed on the adoption and use of FPGAs for embedded applications responded that they perceived FPGAs as too expensive to use in their designs. However, a look at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) at the system level (as measured by development, enhancement, replacement, and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Boosting System Performance With External Memory Solutions

    Over 70% of designs on Altera FPGAs require some type of external memory in the design, but the needs vary depending on the individual application. This white paper addresses all aspects of building external memory solutions with Altera FPGAs, including application needs, memory capabilities of Altera FPGAs, and device and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Enabling Low-Power EO/IR System Development With FPGAs and Image- and Sensor-Processing IP

    Before embarking on the development of a next-generation Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) system, it is important to not only understand the power and performance characteristics of the FPGA, but also the various functions developed both as IP and reference designs. Altera's VIP Suite of MegaCore functions provide sensor control and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Enabling High-Precision DSP Applications With the FPGA Industry's First Variable-Precision Architecture

    The silicon Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architecture of the FPGA can make a big difference when implementing complex signal-processing algorithms. Altera's Stratix V FPGAs, with the variable-precision DSP block architecture, are the only programmable devices that efficiently support many different precision levels, including floating-point implementations. Also, with a 64-bit cascade...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Extending Transceiver Leadership at 28 nm

    High-speed serial protocols with increased data rates and expanded capabilities are addressing the demand for more network bandwidth. Efficiently supporting the subsequent increase in system bandwidth by attaining higher data rates and achieving greater integration is becoming an ever-greater challenge. This challenge includes targeting lower Bit Error Ratios (BERs) and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enabling 100-Gbit OTN Muxponder Solutions on 28-nm FPGAs

    The rapid growth in bandwidth required to support video and broadband wireless is straining communication networks. The current 10-Gbit OTN infrastructure is facing bandwidth exhaustion as the channels approach their maximum capacity. Faced with higher capital expenditure, higher operating expenditure, and shrinking revenue growth, service providers are turning to 100-Gbit...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enabling Improved Image Format Conversion With FPGAs

    Broadcast infrastructure systems - such as servers, switchers, head-end encoders, and specialty studio displays - support a multitude of input image formats, and commonly require images to be converted to High Definition (HD) or a different resolution before they can be stored, encoded, or displayed. While specialized ASSPs have addressed...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Driving Flexibility Into Automotive Electronics Design

    With the dramatic increase in development costs for state-of-the-art process technologies, such as next-generation automotive electronic systems, specialization of traditional microcontrollers no longer makes business sense. This white paper discusses a process to develop an exact microcontroller for a specific application by implementing it into an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Streaming Multichannel Uncompressed Video in the Broadcast Environment

    Designing video equipment for streaming multiple uncompressed video signals is a new challenge, especially with the demand for high-definition video streams. This white paper examines how a multichannel streaming PCIe DMA controller and other "Building block" IP cores are combined within a Cyclone IV GX FPGA to support SD- and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Developing Functional Safety Systems With T?V-Qualified FPGAs

    This white paper discusses how market trends, the need for increased productivity, and new legislation have accelerated the use of safety systems in industrial machinery. This T?V-qualified FPGA design methodology is changing the paradigms of safety designs and will greatly reduce development effort, system complexity, and time to market. This...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Using 10-Gbps Transceivers in 40G/100G Applications

    This white paper identifies the key drivers behind the migration to 100G interfaces, and shows how to leverage the unique ability of FPGAs to implement this high-speed interface. The emerging 40GbE and 100GbE standards for data center and core network systems rely heavily on FPGAs to share those sectors with...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Supporting Digital Television Trends With Next-Generation FPGAs

    The proliferation of so many different digital television models-better known as market fragmentation- and differing regional market requirements, combined with the desire to add new features and functions to respond to rapidly changing consumer demand is why FPGA-based digital television solutions are forecasted to grow in market share. Faster introduction...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Leveraging the 40-nm Process Node to Deliver the World's Most Advanced Custom Logic Devices

    Altera's launch of the Stratix IV and HardCopy IV device families in the second quarter of 2008 marked the introduction of the world's first 40-nm FPGAs and the industry's only risk-free path to 40-nm ASICs. For Altera, the event culminated over three years of exhaustive planning, development, and collaboration with...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Power-Optimized Solutions for Telecom Applications

    Some telecommunications (telecom) carriers now target a 20 percent power reduction per year on the equipment they deploy. This is a response to increasing power consumption in central offices, which is due to higher bandwidth capacities, increasing linecard port densities, more intelligent processing requirements, and more complex chip implementations. Higher...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Image-Based Driver Assistance Development Environment

    This white paper describes a development environment for all Driver Assistance (DA) requirements using Altera FPGA and HardCopy ASIC devices. This development environment consists of a development platform, an architecture template, an implementation methodology, and tools. This white paper describes using the development environment to implement a Lane Departure Warning...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    40-nm FPGA Power Management and Advantages

    The 40-nm process offers clear benefits over prior nodes, including the 65-nm node and the more recent 45-nm node. One of the most attractive benefits is higher integration, which enables semiconductor manufacturers to pack greater functionality into less physical space at lower costs. Although increased density and performance are valuable...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    40-nm FPGAs: Architecture and Performance Comparison

    FPGA users are constantly looking for ways to differentiate their products in the market place and in doing so they define new systems with new requirements. The new requirements usually are increased functionality, higher processing performance, low power consumption, customizable capabilities, and reprogrammability. To achieve these requirements, the proven methodology...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Controlling Analog Output From a Digital CPLD Using PWM

    Although the Altera MAX IIZ CPLD is a digital programmable logic device, it is versatile enough to control analog systems. This white paper shows how the MAX IIZ CPLD, alone or with a few passive components, can replace a digital-to-analog converter, allowing it to drive an audio speaker and control...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    FPGAs Enable Energy-Efficient Motor Control in Next-Generation Smart Home Appliances

    Home appliances are at the heart of the modern lifestyle. Consumers want them "Smart," "Green," and, of course, always cheaper. All those diverging requirements have pushed today's home-appliance designers to create genuine pieces of high technology. For years, smart appliances used general-purpose electronic devices, such as MicroController Units (MCU) and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Voltage Regulator Selection for FPGAs

    As FPGAs increase in sophistication to provide additional features such as Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs), memory interfaces, and transceiver functionality, the power requirements and designs for FPGAs are becoming more challenging. These include multiple power rails for specialty blocks and circuitry, multiple voltage levels, and increased current requirements. This paper discusses...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    A Flexible Architecture for Fisheye Correction in Automotive Rear-View Cameras

    Fisheye cameras are finding an increasing number of applications in automobile rear-view imaging systems due to their ultra-wide-angle properties and cost-effectiveness. However, while fisheye lenses provide very large wide-angle views (theoretically the entire frontal hemispheric view of 180?) the images produced suffer from severe distortion as a result of the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Applying Graphics to FPGA-Based Solutions

    Like it or not, the Apple iPhone has changed the game. Every device imaginable is getting a revamp with colorful displays and easy-to-use interfaces. Companies are racing frantically to be first to market with innovative GUIs. And they should be - this is no market for second-place efforts. With Altia's...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Creating Low-Cost Intelligent Display Modules With an FPGA and Embedded Processor

    LCDs are fast becoming a standard part of the automotive interior. As demand for LCD technology increases, so do methodologies for controlling and creating the displayed graphical content. Traditionally, character-based LCDs and Vacuum Florescent (VF) displays have been used for low-cost automotive infotainment applications, but low-cost color Thin Film Transistors...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Implementing a Flexible CPLD-Only Digital Dashboard for Automobiles

    An automotive dashboard acts as a nerve center that consolidates all information pertaining to the safe driving and management of the vehicle, and displays it for the driver. In the present digital age, the vehicle's digital instrumentation system is required to monitor all key functions, and even be personalized. The...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Hardware/Software Co-Verification Using FPGA Platforms

    The problem of hardware and software co-design is as old as systems design and the integration of systems composed of multiple elements. Systems built using electrical and electronic subsystems, mechanical subsystems, software, and embedded software and firmware have always been difficult to design. The problem was less complex when technology...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Providing Battery-Free, FPGA-Based RAID Cache Solutions

    RAID adapter cards are critical data-center subsystem components that ensure data storage and recovery during power outages. Current battery-backed designs create green issues around hazardous waste disposal as well as shelf life and maintenance issues. Recent advances in FPGA and flash-memory technologies support lower power memory backup designs that are...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    10-Gbps Ethernet Hardware Demonstration Reference Design

    This reference design demonstrates wire-speed operation of the Altera 10-Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) reference design component described in AN516: 10-Gbps Ethernet Reference Design using Stratix IV GX devices. The reference design is a SOPC Builder system that includes one instance of a custom 10GbE component configured as a Media Access Control...

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Jump-Start Software Development With the SoC FPGA Virtual Target

    Want to get a head start on developing software for Altera SoC FPGA applications? Virtual prototyping tools are now available for SoC FPGA devices, enabling one to work more productively, improve their software quality, and ultimately, get to market faster. The Altera SoC FPGA Virtual Target lets one begin their...

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Sneak Peek: Industry's First 28-Gbps FPGA

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses about seeking a device that is fast, reliable, and gives one high bandwidth, seek no further. This webcast will get an initial look at their high-performance Stratix V FPGA running at 28 Gbps.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    5 Reasons to Use a Soft-Core MIPS Processor in Your Next Custom Design

    There is a 100 percent MIPS-compatible soft processor available just for Altera FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs The MP32 is also the industry's first soft processor that runs the VxWorks operating system. In this webcast, the presenter discusses five reasons why one should use MP32 in their next custom embedded design.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Video Demo: 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt to Changing Ethernet Protocols

    In this webcast, the presenter describes about how the Industrial Networking Kit and flexible, low-power FPGAs can help one meet these challenges in embedded industrial applications. The presenter describes three ways to quickly adapt to evolving Ethernet protocols.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Support Multiple Industrial Ethernet Protocols With a Single FPGA

    In the webcast, the presenter describes how one can make developing Industrial Ethernet designs easier with an FPGA. See this webcast integrating motor control and Industrial Ethernet into a single FPGA. Find out how one can easily change protocols on the same FPGA platform.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    5 Easy Steps to Building an Embedded Processor System Inside an FPGA

    One may know about the cost and performance advantages of designing systems on a programmable chip. But did one know how easy it is to do? Learn how by watching this webcast. The presenter will describe step by step process, how to build the microcontroller functionality into an FPGA in...

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Developing Software for Embedded Systems on FPGAs

    FPGAs are becoming more common in embedded design. See how easy it is to develop embedded system software for FPGAs using the popular Nios II soft processor. In this webcast, the presenter will describe about the software development flow for the Nios II processor.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Streamline Your Video Processing Apps With Design Example

    In this webcast, the presenter shows that a low-cost touch screen-based development kit running two design examples based on these functions. These functions are ready to be dropped into the design and connected through open Avalon Streaming interfaces.

    Provided By Altera

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Using SATA for SOC Solutions on 40-Nm Transceiver FPGAs

    With applications needing to store more data for longer periods of time, SATA provides an efficient, cost-effective storage interface. In this webcast, the presenter showing how easy it is to take advantage of the data storage capabilities of SATA using 40-nm transceiver FPGAs.

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Lowering the Total Cost of Ownership for Industrial Applications

    Approximately one-third of embedded designers surveyed on the adoption and use of FPGAs for embedded applications responded that they perceived FPGAs as too expensive to use in their designs. However, a look at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) at the system level (as measured by development, enhancement, replacement, and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Boosting System Performance With External Memory Solutions

    Over 70% of designs on Altera FPGAs require some type of external memory in the design, but the needs vary depending on the individual application. This white paper addresses all aspects of building external memory solutions with Altera FPGAs, including application needs, memory capabilities of Altera FPGAs, and device and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Enabling Low-Power EO/IR System Development With FPGAs and Image- and Sensor-Processing IP

    Before embarking on the development of a next-generation Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) system, it is important to not only understand the power and performance characteristics of the FPGA, but also the various functions developed both as IP and reference designs. Altera's VIP Suite of MegaCore functions provide sensor control and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Enabling High-Precision DSP Applications With the FPGA Industry's First Variable-Precision Architecture

    The silicon Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architecture of the FPGA can make a big difference when implementing complex signal-processing algorithms. Altera's Stratix V FPGAs, with the variable-precision DSP block architecture, are the only programmable devices that efficiently support many different precision levels, including floating-point implementations. Also, with a 64-bit cascade...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Extending Transceiver Leadership at 28 nm

    High-speed serial protocols with increased data rates and expanded capabilities are addressing the demand for more network bandwidth. Efficiently supporting the subsequent increase in system bandwidth by attaining higher data rates and achieving greater integration is becoming an ever-greater challenge. This challenge includes targeting lower Bit Error Ratios (BERs) and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enabling 100-Gbit OTN Muxponder Solutions on 28-nm FPGAs

    The rapid growth in bandwidth required to support video and broadband wireless is straining communication networks. The current 10-Gbit OTN infrastructure is facing bandwidth exhaustion as the channels approach their maximum capacity. Faced with higher capital expenditure, higher operating expenditure, and shrinking revenue growth, service providers are turning to 100-Gbit...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enabling Improved Image Format Conversion With FPGAs

    Broadcast infrastructure systems - such as servers, switchers, head-end encoders, and specialty studio displays - support a multitude of input image formats, and commonly require images to be converted to High Definition (HD) or a different resolution before they can be stored, encoded, or displayed. While specialized ASSPs have addressed...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Driving Flexibility Into Automotive Electronics Design

    With the dramatic increase in development costs for state-of-the-art process technologies, such as next-generation automotive electronic systems, specialization of traditional microcontrollers no longer makes business sense. This white paper discusses a process to develop an exact microcontroller for a specific application by implementing it into an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Streaming Multichannel Uncompressed Video in the Broadcast Environment

    Designing video equipment for streaming multiple uncompressed video signals is a new challenge, especially with the demand for high-definition video streams. This white paper examines how a multichannel streaming PCIe DMA controller and other "Building block" IP cores are combined within a Cyclone IV GX FPGA to support SD- and...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Developing Functional Safety Systems With T?V-Qualified FPGAs

    This white paper discusses how market trends, the need for increased productivity, and new legislation have accelerated the use of safety systems in industrial machinery. This T?V-qualified FPGA design methodology is changing the paradigms of safety designs and will greatly reduce development effort, system complexity, and time to market. This...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Using 10-Gbps Transceivers in 40G/100G Applications

    This white paper identifies the key drivers behind the migration to 100G interfaces, and shows how to leverage the unique ability of FPGAs to implement this high-speed interface. The emerging 40GbE and 100GbE standards for data center and core network systems rely heavily on FPGAs to share those sectors with...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Supporting Digital Television Trends With Next-Generation FPGAs

    The proliferation of so many different digital television models-better known as market fragmentation- and differing regional market requirements, combined with the desire to add new features and functions to respond to rapidly changing consumer demand is why FPGA-based digital television solutions are forecasted to grow in market share. Faster introduction...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Decrease Total System Costs with Industry's Lowest Cost, Lowest Power FPGAs

    Corporate objectives, such as increasing profits and sales revenue while utilizing R&D efficiently, are putting severe pressure on today's design engineering teams. The resulting system level challenges - creating new products and lowering the cost of existing "Successful" products with fewer people and resources in less time - can be...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Taking Advantage of Advances in FPGA Floating-Point IP Cores

    Recently available FPGA design tools and IP provide a substantial reduction in computational resources, as well as greatly easing the implementation effort in a floating-point datapath. Moreover, unlike digital signal processors, an FPGA can support a DSP datapath with mixed floating- and fixed-point operations, and achieve performance in excess of...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    High-Definition Video Deinterlacing Using FPGAs

    Deinterlacing was developed to address a legacy problem: the interlaced video that was required by old analog televisions must be converted to be shown on today's digital televisions. An interlaced video is a succession of 50/60 fields per second, where each field carries only half of the rows that are...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Leveraging Cost-Optimized FPGAs to Deliver OTN Mapper Solutions

    In telecommunications transport infrastructure, Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) protocols are being combined to create Packet-Optical Transport Networks (P-OTNs). Telecom equipment manufacturers provide these new P-OTN systems and, naturally, are now looking to the component providers for silicon that supports these requirements. Products such as TPACK's TPO124,...

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