Xilinx Showcases Embedded Processing Solutions at ESC Boston
9/13/2004 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced plans to showcase the latest advancements in embedded processing development at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston next week. The Company will host a series of 90-minute technical workshops, in addition to in-booth product demonstrations and theatre presentations. Xilinx representatives are also actively involved in technical conference paper and panel sessions.
Xilinx Hands-On Workshops
Implementing a PowerPCTM System with Floating Point Co-Processor on the Xilinx Virtex-II ProTM FPGA
Demonstrate the ease of rapidly building a processor-based system utilizing the embedded PowerPC 405 processor and interfacing a floating point co-processor implemented in FPGA logic. Learn the PowerPC system architecture and Xilinx solutions for system implementation and debug using the latest features in the Xilinx Platform Studio Tool Suite. Build a PowerPC system with XPS Base System Builder, run a software based FIR filter, and experience the acceleration provided by adding a floating point co-processor. This implemented system will illustrate how easy it is to connect the PowerPC to user or third party IP for hardware acceleration of software.
Location: Room 104 Tues., 9/14:
12:00 noon - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:30 pm
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Learn How to Use the MicroBlaze Fast Simplex Link to Accelerate Hardware
Accelerate time critical software algorithms by converting them to custom hardware logic functions. The Xilinx MicroBlaze Fast Simplex Link (FSL) is a high-speed, dedicated point-to-point communication link to custom hardware logic functions. Optimize processor architecture, accelerate application software and make hardware-software tradeoff decisions early in the system design phase. Use Xilinx Platform Studio to design with the MicroBlaze FSL interface to accelerate critical functions without impacting processor performance while improving system performance.
Location: Room 104 Wed., 9/15:
10:30am - 12:00 pm
12:30pm - 2:00 pm
2:30pm - 4:00 pm
In-Booth Theatre Presentations Every 30 Minutes
- What is a Platform FPGA?
- Xilinx Embedded Processing Solutions
- Platform Studio: Create an Embedded System in Just Minutes
- XtremeDSP - Performance, Value, Easy
Product Demonstrations in Xilinx Booth #401
- Platform Studio Embedded Tool Suite
The Xilinx Platform Studio will be used to create an embedded hardware/software/IP system and boot a real-time operating system. We will show how Platform Studio accelerates embedded processing development for programmable systems via the IDE, as well as powerful design wizards and module generators.
- Implementation of a Dual PowerPC System with a Floating Point Co-Processor
Explore the power and ease of creating a dual PowerPC processor system with floating point co-processor using the Xilinx Platform Studio tool suite. The implemented system will illustrate how users may easily connect the PowerPC to custom IP such as a Floating Point Unit. The compute acceleration of FPGA implemented co-processors will be clearly demonstrated via a signal processing FIR filter being run both in software and then utilizing the floating point co-processor.
- Hardware Acceleration with MicroBlaze Fast Simplex Link
Demonstrate hardware acceleration capabilities of MicroBlaze FSL. Featured applications include MP3 decode acceleration with MicroBlaze FSL and low cost embedded microprocessor design accomplished with the MicroBlaze processor on the Xilinx Spartan-3 Evaluation board.
- Xilinx ML401 Virtex-4 Evaluation Platform: The Low Cost, Full Feature FPGA Development System
The ML401 Virtex-4 Evaluation Platform is the ideal platform to evaluate and implement your Virtex-4 FPGA design. Explore the Virtex-4 features such Source Synchronous IO, Per Bit Deskew, BRAM FIFOs, Xesium Clock Technology and XtremeDSP.
- System Generator for DSP: The World's Premier Tool for High-Performance DSP Design
The Xilinx System Generator for DSP is the industry's premier DSP tool for developing high performance DSP systems onto FPGAs. See how this tool can be used to develop DSP functions and peripherals that can interface to Xilinx microprocessor solutions like MicroBlaze and the embedded IBM PowerPC 405 cores.
Xilinx Technical Conference
- Conference Session 205: Hardware Software Co-Design in Embedded FPGAs
Tuesday, September 14, 8:30am - 10:00am
Presenter: Don Davis, Senior Manager, High Level Tools, Xilinx, Inc.
- Panel Discussion: Soft Processors and Configurable Chips
Wednesday, September 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Moderator: Jim Turley, Editor-in-chief, Embedded Systems Programming
Xilinx panelist: Tim Erjavec, Senior Manager, Programmable Systems
For additional Xilinx show information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/events/tradeshows/escb04/
To register for Embedded Systems Boston, visit: http://www.esconline.com/boston/2004/register.htm
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
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