July 23, 2008

Xilinx Debuts New Format for Xcell Journal Quarterly Magazine

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. today announced immediate availability of the latest edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at http://www.xcellpublications.com/subscribe. With Issue 65, newly-appointed Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini debuts a new format for the magazine, aimed at keeping IC and systems designers informed of new design developments and challenges and delivering a wider variety of in-depth technical content that reflects the versatility of today's leading edge programmable solutions.

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Longtime electronics industry trade journal reporter Santarini brings more than 13 years experience with leading electronic industry trade publications, including EDN, EE Tines and Integrated System Design, to his new role at the helm of Xcell Journal magazine.

Among the highlights of the newly re-designed magazine are viewpoints, cover stories examining high-level design challenges in key application areas, design application features, experts corner, FPGA 101 how-to articles, customer profiles, popular application notes, tool updates and patches, FPGA 101 and EDA partner news -- all contributed by Xilinx experts, partners, customers and field application engineers.

"What's fantastic about FPGAs is that designers can use them for such a wide variety of applications," says Santarini. "Today's FPGAs are quite advanced, which means users have to stay up to date on the latest silicon, IP, boards, software and design techniques to fully exploit the technology. It's our mission with Xcell Journal to build a technical Xilinx user community magazine that helps customers stay abreast of the latest technology from Xilinx and our partners, offering practical instruction on the latest tools and techniques from fellow designers and our technical staff. To reach its true potential, we're looking forward to working with our readers to encourage article submissions and candid feedback on how we can take Xcell to new heights."


-- FPGAs: Primed for a Prominent Role in the 4G Wireless Network -- How will the base station market play out?


-- Exploring and Prototyping Designs for Biomedical Applications -- Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have implemented ECG analysis algorithms with Xilinx System Generator.

-- CERN Scientists Use Virtex-4 FPGAs for Big Bang Research -- How 120 Xilinx FPGAs help scientists understand the big bang and gain insight into the fundamental building blocks of matter.

-- Taking Designs to New Heights with Space-Grade Virtex-4QV FPGAs -- The most advanced space grade FPGAs and extra design mitigation techniques designers can employ to make their designs more resilient.

-- Solving FPGA I/O Pin Assignment Challenges -- A step-by-step methodology to help you pinout complex FPGAs.

-- Replacing Obsolete Video Game Circuits with Xilinx CPLDs -- Designer In Choi develops a chip obsolescence methodology and replaces one part with a Xilinx XC9536XL CPLD to give new life to a 1980s video game system.

-- Ask FAE-X Identifying and Solving Timing Problems in Xilinx FPGA Designs -- Xilinx FAE Chris Dunlap walks through his method for finding and fixing timing constraints.

About Xcell Journal

Xcell Journal is an award-winning quarterly magazine that provides electronic designers of programmable digital systems with in-depth technical information regarding the latest advances in hardware and software technologies, systems, applications, services and support. This digital magazine is available free and accessible on any standard Internet browser, requiring no software downloads and allowing readers to browse, search, make notes, email author and click through to advertiser web sites.

Xcell Journal is distributed worldwide to a subscriber base of application engineers, consultants, corporate executives and engineering managers; hardware, software and system engineers; marketing professionals, educators and researchers. For additional information, or to download individual Xcell Journal articles in PDF format, go to Xcell Online. To subscribe now, go to http://www.xcellpublications.com/subscribe.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com/.

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