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Fall Edition of Xcell Journal Magazine Available Now

Cover story offers inside look at next-generation networked battlefield powered by FPGAs

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Oct 29, 2009

Xilinx® (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the latest edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline.

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The cover story for this issue examines the U.S. Department of Defense global information grid (GIG) - an elaborate worldwide network for coordinating intelligence and military actions worldwide - providing readers with an inside look at how the defense department and its many contractors use Xilinx FPGAs to speed up the GIG, thereby reducing response time on the "networked battlefield."

The issue also includes methodology and how-to articles, and an entirely new section called Xclamations! Xcell readers are invited to write a humorous caption for an interesting piece of art. After deliberations, Xcell's staff will reward the author of the best caption with a new Spartan®-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit (read the contest rules at www.xilinx.com/xcellcontest).

"The Fall edition of Xcell Journal has a rich mix of articles," said Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini. "I believe anyone interested in FPGAs - and not just Xilinx customers - will find this issue a great read and may even pick up tips they can immediately apply to their designs. I also encourage all our readers to submit a caption for our new Xclamations! section. The word-crafty winner will receive our new Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit--who knows, maybe they'll be so inspired they'll put their writing skill to further use and pen an Xcell article about their experience with the kit."

  Cover Story:

  --  Xilinx FPGAs to Power Next-Generation Networked Battlefield

  Design Methodology, Application & How-to Features
  --  How to Tame the Power Beast in Consumer Handheld MPUs
  --  FPGAs Help Measure Trajectory of Particles in CERN's Proton
  --  Hardware-Centric Approach Builds More Reliable Medical Devices
  --  Implementing Wireless LAN Interface in an FPGA
  --  Improving DDR SDRAM Efficiency with a Reordering Controller
  --  Splayed Makes Pin Fin Heat Sinks Cooler

  --  How to supercharge MicroBlaze Processing with Hardware Acceleration

  Opinions and Xtras
  --  Customer Collaboration, Teamwork are Key to Next-Gen FPGA Development
  --  Why Software Programmability of Electronics Is a Game Changer

  --  Partner Product News, The Latest Application Notes, and ISE and IP

  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 www.xcellpublications.com/subscribe.

About Xilinx

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


Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Virtex, Spartan, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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  Lisa Washington
  Xilinx, Inc.

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