Newest Edition of Xcell Journal Magazine Available Now
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Press release date: March 22, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2011 - Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the latest edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/index.htm.
Our cover story examines Xilinx's inventive new stacked silicon interconnect technology behind the world's largest FPGAs with up to 2 million logic cells. The issue also offers readers methodology and how-to articles, including an article by engineers at Maxeler Technologies and JP Morgan who designed a high performance computer system combining FPGAs and processors that can assess risk and financial value 30 times faster than a previous system relying solely on multicore processors. And, a tutorial how-to article in this issue walks readers through an old-school method of using Xilinx tools in command-line mode.
"This fabulous new issue of Xcell has great content packaged in a new layout re-design and available for the first time in a mobile-accessible e-book format," said Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini. "This issue focuses on brilliant technology originating in Xilinx labs that's bound to set the standard for innovation for years to come. The world's first multi-die FPGA is built using new stacked silicon interconnect technology to enable large-scale programmability with favorable yield, reliability, thermal gradient, and stress tolerance characteristics. For example, our new Virtex®-7 HT devices, the largest of which features sixteen GTZ 28-Gbps transceivers, seventy-two 13.1-Gbps transceivers plus logic and memory, offer transceiver performance and capacity far greater than competing devices. That's crazy big."
Once again, Xcell Journal invites readers to write a humorous caption for an interesting piece of art in the Xclamations section for a chance to win a new Spartan®-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit. After deliberations, Xcell's staff will award the author of the best caption with a new Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit and recognize second and third place submissions with a Xilinx promotional gift. See contest rules at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/Xcell_Contest_Terms.pdf
Xcell Journal Highlights
Stacked & Loaded: Xilinx SSI & 28-Gbps I/O Yield Amazing FPGAs
Design Methodology and Application Features
o Xcellence in A&D: MicroBlaze(TM) processor hosts Mobile Multisensor Navigation System
o Xcellence in High-Performance Computing: FPGAs Speed Computation of Complex Credit Derivatives
o Xcellence in Industrial: Look Ma, No Motherboard!
o Xcellence in University Research: General-Purpose SoC Platform Handles Hardware/Software Co-Design
o Xcellence in Wireless Communications: Wireless MIMO Sphere Detector Implemented in FPGA
o Xperts Corner: Using Xilinx Tools in Command-Line Mode
o Xplanation FPGA 101: When It Comes to Runtime Chatter, Less is Best
Opinions, News and Upcoming Events
o Letter From the Publisher: Xilinx Alliance Program Streamlines IP-Based FPGA Design
o Xpert Opinion: Breaking Barrier with FPGA-Based Design-for-Prototyping
o Supply an Xceptional Caption for Our Artwork and Win an SP601 Evaluation Kit (See contest rules)
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 for 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; 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://xilinx.performark.com/subscriptions/.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
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