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Xilinx Chief Technology Officer to Deliver Keynote Address at 2003 Software Defined Radio Technical Conference and Product Exposition November 14, 2003

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Nov 14, 2003

   What:     Ivo Bolsens, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, to
   deliver keynote address. Company to host FPGA signal processing workshop.

  (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO )

   Where:    2003 Software Defined Radio Technical Conference and Product
   Exposition at the Disney Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida

   When:     Monday, November 17, through Wednesday, November 19, 2003.

Xilinx today announced its involvement in the 2003 Software Defined Radio Technical Conference and Product Exposition. This technical conference and product exposition is focused on technology, standards, and business activity related to software defined radio (SDR).

  Participation by Xilinx includes:

  -- Keynote Address on the "The Future of Software Defined Radio" by Ivo
     Bolsens, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Xilinx
     Tuesday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

In his keynote address, Ivo Bolsens will discuss how FPGAs are enabling SDR technology. With highly complex applications demanding greater computational throughput, an increasingly broad spectrum of demands are being put on SDRs. Bolsens will discuss why FPGAs are the ideal solution for complex SDR applications, allowing engineers to address the many variables of SDR technology. He will explore how FPGAs are enabling SDRs to tackle a broader class of wave forms and computational complexity, while providing much needed flexibility and scalability. Bolsens will also shed some light on how next generation FPGAs will address power and partial reconfigurable capability requirements of the future.

  -- Technical Workshop on FPGA Signal Processing Presented by Dr. Chris
     Dick and Dr. Jim Hwang of Xilinx
     Monday, November 17, 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Chris Dick and Dr. Jim Hwang of Xilinx for a detailed look at FPGA parallel processing for DSP. As semiconductors become more complex and new milestones in transistor size and performance are achieved, power consumption and heat are emerging as limiting factors to the continued pace of chip design and manufacturing. This course provides an overview of state-of- the-art Xilinx platform FPGA technology and describes how these devices are re-inventing the signal processor.

  -- Technical Paper Presentation
     "FPGA Implementation of an OFDM Physical Layer" presented by Dr. Chris
     Dick, Chief DSP Architect at Xilinx
     Conference Session SW2
     Tuesday, November 18, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  -- Xilinx In-Booth Demonstration - Booth #15
     Exhibit Hours
     Tuesday, November 18
     11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (lunch sponsored by Xilinx), and
     6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     Wednesday, November 19
     11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  OFDM Transceiver for Broadband and 4G Wireless

In booth #15, Xilinx will demonstrate a flexible and scaleable implementation of an OFDM transceiver, necessary for a true software-defined radio. Implementing the complex modulation using Virtex-II™ FPGAs provides significant flexibility, thereby enabling designs compatible with standards such as 802.11a and 802.11g. Additionally, the demo will show how FPGA implementation provides the scalability necessary for supporting complex systems with data rates in the 100 MBPS range.


For more information or to register online, visit www.sdrforum.org/sdr03/main.html.

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