Enterpoint Hosts Free FPGA Based Microprocessors Seminars

1/18/2006 - The emerging technology of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based microprocessors is causing revolutionary advances in electronics and system design across the globe enabling faster delivery of market led solutions.

"This new technology now allows customised microcontrollers to be constructed by engineers in minutes and also even enables multiple microcontrollers to be incorporated within the same FPGA chip," says John Adair of electronics manufacturer and consultancy, Enterpoint. "This results in reduced time-to-market and cost savings against conventional design techniques. Crucially, in today's fiercely competitive market place of electronics design, this technology applies to projects of all shapes and sizes."

"The older style technique of hard partitioning a system design between software and hardware elements early in a project, can now be thrown out. With FPGA based microprocessors, software and hardware partitioning can now be considered 'soft'," he continues. "As design implementation reveals performance and structural issues within a system, an FPGA based microprocessor allows the re-partitioning of project elements between electronics hardware and software, leading to a better design and a quicker time to market."

A series of free 2-hour lunchtime seminars will be hosted by Enterpoint on 24 & 25 January and 8 February at venues in Malvern, Warwick and Cambridge respectively to discuss the performance, size and power advantages of designs incorporating FPGA microprocessors.

Focusing on XilinxTM's MicroBlazeTM microprocessor core, the seminars will examine the advantages of FPGA based microprocessors in detail together with a practical demonstration of how to build one. There will also be a free optional lab where you get a hands-on opportunity to build a microprocessor design yourself.

For further information and to book a place, please email us.

Enterpoint Limited
Unit 4, Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, Worcs WR14 3SZ

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