Better tools put the screws to FPGA, DSP designs

Columns, Editors Insight: 2008-01-01A year ago I expressed surprise that FPGAs still weren’t in cell phones and that coding signal processing algorithms such as video remained difficult. What a difference a year makes. Although FPGA architects still need skills as IC designers, that mythical “C to silicon” tool doesn’t yet exist, but it’s closer.

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