9/16/2003 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), announced that four Xilinx-enabled innovations will be featured in the 'Embedded In Action' showcase. End products featuring Xilinx embedded technology include the ELAN Personal Breath Analyzer, the Kangaroo.tv, Interativa's LED display, and the Barryvox emergency beacon. The Embedded in Action showcase, including product demonstrations, will take place at 2:00 p.m., September 16, 2003 in booth #323. For more examples of Xilinx-enabled end products visit www.xilinx.com/company/success/.
Personal Breath Alcohol Tester
The ELAN Personal Breath Alcohol Tester, retailing for just $49, is about the size of a cigarette lighter and allows users to test Blood Alcohol Content on a 3-digit LCD display within 10 seconds of providing a breath sample. ELAN uses state-of-the-art Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLD technology to measure the level of alcohol. For more information visit www.acs-corp.com.
Wireless Audio-Visual Entertainment
Kangaroo.tv is the world's first wireless audio-visual entertainment system designed to enhance spectator experience at a variety of sporting events worldwide. W.A.V.E.S. is the first to converge a Proprietary Video Protocol (PVP) encoded platform with analog technology and a new Interactive Viewing Terminal (IVT) to develop the innovative Kangaroo.tv. Using Xilinx's low cost Spartan Series chips, this user-friendly handheld device offers access to a broad range of event specific audio and video material. Kangaroo.tv made its debut at the April 2003 Champ Car World Series in Long Beach, Calif., providing fans with instant access to rich interactive content including favorite views of the race, access to on-board or pit cameras, real-time driver standings, replays and interviews. With Kangaroo.tv, spectators now have the opportunity to be 'up close and personal' with the drivers and pit crew as well as the ability to view multiple events at once. Visit www.kangaroo.tv for more information.
LED Display System
The Interativa LED display, designed for large-scale public viewing, is capable of rendering more than 68 Billion different shades of color. While this color depth far exceeds what the human eye can discriminate, it allows for very accurate reproduction of images in a variety of environments, such as bright sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or near darkness. The first large-scale prototype display, completed in January 2003, is 96 by 128 pixels and approximately four by five meters. At the heart of the Interativa 68-Billion color LED display system are several Xilinx Spartan Series and Virtex-II Platform FPGAs. For additional information visit www.birger.com.
More than 100,000 Barryvox beacons are used all over the world by rescue organizations, ski patrols, helicopter skiing companies, armies and by many individuals for their ventures into the snow. The Barryvox avalanche beacon, manufactured by Girsberger Elektronik, is a small transportable unit worn by outdoor enthusiasts to help in their relocation, should they become trapped underneath an avalanche. Designed using Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLDs, the Barryvox beacon has a superior range of more than 120 meters to provide an ultra fast initial search in an emergency situation. This device has a built-in battery with 500 transmit and 25 search hours, and can handle temperature ranges of -30 to 50 degrees Celsius. The Barryvox beacon is extremely lightweight weighing only 295 grams, including batteries. For additional information visit www.girsberger-elektronik.ch.
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