Saturday, September 19, 2009

Silicon Valley Scramble

We made a go of Silicon Valley this week, visiting academic, EDA and FPGA luminaries of past, present and future. This expedition found us relentless in replaying our OpenCPI message, with our audience actually comprehending the merits of our work. Reconfigurable Computing (RC) is indeed hard. But the values are real and can be measured against the costs. I'm eager to get back to the lab and playout the assets our hosts desire. Eager so that they can measure them, exploit them, critique them, and thus help steer our future.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More ML605 Love

We got our hands on a real ML605 with ES1 silicon for a few days. Real harmony of tools, silicon, and etch. Have to give the loaner back tomorrow. But production boards are around the corner.

Sweet 40nm Fun

Thursday, September 3, 2009

FPL 2009 Prague

By all accounts, FPL 2009 in Prague was a success. We were especially excited about the interest in Open-Source for FPGA; both the opportunities and challenges. Fully expect reverberations in this regard to influence FPGA 2010 and FCCM 2010.

High Technology

Steve, Vaughn and Kati at Mustek