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Altera drops “hard” floating point blocks into FPGAs

Altera says it has implemented the first-available IEEE 754-compliant hardened floating-point DSP blocks on FPGAs, and that it is shipping the feature now, in its Arria 10 FPGAs. Among other advantages, designs can be finalised with floating-point DSP without the need to convert to fixed-point.

Analog

Fastest 20-Bit SAR ADC comes with no precision, speed, or power compromises

Engineers can achieve the industry’s highest resolution and fastest sampling rate at the lowest power with the MAX11905, a 20-bit, 1.6 Msamples/sec successive approximation register (SAR) analogue-to-digital converter (ADC), while saving up to 91% power and up to 50% space.

T&M and sensors

Cyber Security Toolkit protects industrial infrastructure, “better than firewall” results

Belden’s Tofino Enforcer Software Development Kit adds security to SCADA networks; it allows third parties to create next-generation cyber security solutions using the company’s patented Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology.

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