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20th Anniversary Edition of Xcell Journal Focuses on Automotive, Video Applications Enabled by Xilinx FPGAs

Issue 66 Now Available as Downloadable PDF

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Oct 29, 2008

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the latest edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/index.htm, the first to be available as a downloadable PDF. The issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of the popular Xilinx publication and includes a retrospective on the past two decades of Xcell Journal from its first publisher, Peter Alfke.

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The cover story of the latest issue looks at the variety of ways FPGAs are enabling innovation in the automotive industry, particularly in driver assistance applications. Other articles look at the development of video applications based on Xilinx® Spartan®-3 and Virtex®-5 platforms.

"For almost as long as Xilinx has been developing FPGAs, Xcell Journal has been keeping customers informed of the latest FPGA developments and innovations," said Mike Santarini, the publication's Editor and Publisher. "We continue to incorporate more users' perspectives into the publication, and this issue features more hands-on information that can help customers take the fullest advantage of Xilinx programmable platforms for a wide variety of applications."


Xcellence in Automotive & ISM Driver Assistance Revs Up on Xilinx FPGA Platforms


Building Automotive Driver Assistance System Algorithms with Xilinx FPGA platforms. How designers at Xilinx and Embedded Vision Systems used System Generator for DSP to develop algorithms for an advanced FPGA-based automotive lane departure warning system.

Security Video Analytics on Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP. How designers at Eutecus transferred a design they previous implemented in a DSP to a Xilinx FPGA platform for their more advanced second-generation video analytics product

A/V Monitoring System Rides Virtex-5. Engineers at design services company eInfoChips describe their experiences of designing with a Virtex-5 XCVSX95T-FF1136 FPGA in a video monitoring security system

Verifying Xilinx FPGAs the Modern Way: SystemVerilog. Xilinx designers describe their experiences with and how to employ a SystemVerilog methodology for FPGA designs

Extend the PowerPC Instruction Set for Complex-Number Arithmetic. Engineers at Missing Link Electronics show us that it's relatively easy to create an APU-enhanced FPGA designs for the Virtex-5 FXT platform.

Using a Xilinx FPGA to Beat Your Son at Guitar Hero. "There was only one way designer Michael Seedman was going to beat his on at the video game Guitar Hero, he was going to have to cheat. To do it, Seedman explains how he used a bit of ingenuity and a Spartan FPGA to build a "magic guitar" that makes just about anyone a Guitar Hero.

Digital Duct Tape with FPGA Editor. Xilinx Ottawa-based FAE Clayton Cameron gives us his tips and tricks for using FPGA Editor

Engineer Turns Blow-up Into Hot Automotive Electronics Startup. PLX Devices' CEO Paul Lowchareonkul describes how he turned a bad experience into a hot new startup, thanks in part to Xilinx FPGAs

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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