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ICX648BKA-A Sony CCD Image Sensor Excess Available

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Oct 3, 2018 1:05:00 PM

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Micron and other Excess Components from EarthTron

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Aug 25, 2017 12:32:22 AM


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Topics: excess

Movidius brings Deep-Learning to a Stick

Posted by Jason Miles

Aug 9, 2017 11:01:30 PM

Movidius has developed a $79 USB device, Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which allows developers to work with deep-learning related applications.

Movidius's deep-learning applications are currently used in a number of portable settings:

1) Security cameras

2) Drones

3) Augmented reality (AR) enabled headsets


Movidius introduced this USB in April 2016, and back then,it was called the Fathom Neural Compute Stick.


One of the advantages of moving deep-learning onto a small form factor device is that it allows developers the flexibility of working from multiple locations and in an offline setting. Developers can enable prototyping, validation, and deployment through the USB device.

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Topics: FPGA

How Apple is Advancing Augmented Reality Technology

Posted by Jason Miles

Aug 3, 2017 8:21:07 AM


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Topics: apple

Five Reasons to use a Xilinx Ultrascale Device in your Next Build

Posted by Jason Miles

Jul 26, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Image from the Ready Player One Wikia. The teaser trailer for the movie was released just a few days ago. The movie will be directed by Steven Spielberg and features a virtual reality called the Oasis. Imagine the technology that goes into enabling a virtual reality system that anyone with a headset and haptic gloves can log into!

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Topics: FPGA

Global Micron DRAM will face Supply Chain Disruptions

Posted by Jason Miles

Jul 18, 2017 10:51:10 PM

On July 1st, Micron Technology Taiwan (Inotera) shut down one of its two fabrication plants. The fabrication plant was shut down due to a malfunction in the nitrogen gas dispensing system. The malfunction contaminated the wafers and equipment being used at the Taiwan facility.

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Xilinx FPGA used by Baidu for Cloud-based Acceleration Services

Posted by Jason Miles

Jul 12, 2017 5:57:03 AM


China's biggest search engine provider, Baidu, has relied on Xilinx FPGA to accelerate their cloud-based services.

Baidu's cloud-based services, termed Baidu FPGA Cloud Server, has relied on Kintex FPGA, its tools, and software suite to provide data-centric services such as machine learning, analytics, video processing and data security.  Developers can rely on an FPGA-based hardware and software development environment for all their design needs.

The development environment includes numerous hardware and software examples. Over time, the environment will grow to include a library of tools, all designed to help developers cut back on development cost and time.

Example design tools include deep learning applications, encryption, and decryption.

Each FPGA instance is a dedicated acceleration platform, never shared between instances or other users.

What are the benefits of relying on Xilinx Kintex FPGA?

Xilinx's Kintex provides the right mix of high performance and cost savings.

It has the same performance ratio as high-end FPGA from Xilinx's previous generation but has the added advantage of consuming just half the power. This means developers can provide twice the digital signal processing (DSP) capability per device. With a DSP increase per device, developers can implement complex algorithms which rely on extensive signal processing and real-time analysis.

EarthTron LLC works with FPGA, specifically Altera and Xilinx. We purchase excess FPGA from OEMs that have leftover stock. We only work with trusted OEMs, and each OEM must complete a stringent checklist before being approved as one of our suppliers. The FPGA we provide are factory-sealed.

Check out our index page to see if the FPGA you are looking for is in stock with our company. Even if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know. OEM agreements preclude us from showing some parts on our website.

Access Our Special FPGA Price List

Learn more about Kintex 7 FPGA are being used in the Internet of Things.


Business Insider


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Topics: FPGA

Rolls-Royce unveils its Autonomous Car Design

Posted by Jason Miles

Jul 5, 2017 7:05:29 AM

The Vision Next 100 has been designed to cater to the most discerning and powerful patrons in the world”. The car has no steering wheel and a silk “throne” from which the car's occupants can watch the world go by. The interior includes a silk love seat, a silk rug and plenty of leg room. There is no steering wheel and no room for a chauffeur, but Rolls-Royce anticipates that some customers will request a steering wheel at some point.

Instead, occupants will rely on a virtual assistant named Eleanor, inspired after actress Eleanor Thornton.

The roof opens along with the door, and occupants will need to stand-up before they step out of the vehicle. A step emerges as soon as the door is opened, and a red light is projected from the step, a feature that mimics a red-carpet.

The Vision Next 100 is certainly unique-looking and the design is guaranteed to attract attention.

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Topics: FPGA, Autonomous Driving

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