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Fall 2010 Edition of Xcell Journal Magazine Available Now

Cover story examines 'Creating a Greener Future for Industrial Motor Control'

PR Newswire
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Nov 2, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the Fall 2010 edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/index.htm.

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The cover story examines how companies are leveraging FPGAs in industrial motor control to create 'greener,' highly intelligent, efficient factories that are safer for workers. The issue also includes methodology and how-to articles. For example, a methodology piece focuses on revolutionizing intelligent drive design with the Spartan-6 in an industrial application. And, how-to articles describe a functional Cray-1 computer created from scratch using a Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA development board, and offer a step-by-step guide for readers interested in implementing partial reconfiguration in their next design.

"Contributed articles from our readers are what really make Xcell a stellar publication," said Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini. "This issue features articles from Xilinx customers, partners and employees from around the world, serving as a testament to the inventiveness of our growing user base and expanding network of ecosystem partners."

Once again, Xcell Journal invites readers to write a humorous caption for an interesting piece of art in 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 Fall Edition Highlights

Cover Story

Xilinx FPGAs: Creating a Greener Future for Industrial Motor Control

Design Methodology and Application Features

    --  Xcellence in Industrial: Revolutionizing Intelligent Drive Design with
        the Spartan-6
    --  Xcellence in A&D: Using FPGAs in Mission-Critical Systems
    --  Xcellence in Wireless Communications: Virtex-4 FPGA Forms Foundation for
        Secure GSM Standards
    --  Xcellence in Networking: FPGA Research Design Platform Fuels Network
    --  Xcellence in New Applications: A Flexible Operating System for Dynamic

How-To Features

    --  Xperiment: Resurrecting the Cray-1 in a Xilinx FPGA
    --  Xperts Corner: FPGA Partial Reconfiguration Goes Mainstream
    --  Xplanation FPGA 101: Multirate Digital Signal Processing for High-Speed
        Data Converters
    --  Ask FAE-X: How to Speed Sine Calculations for Your Processor

Opinions, News and Upcoming Events

    --  Letter From the Publisher: Xilinx Demonstrates Quality Commitment to
    --  Xtra, Xtra: Xilinx's Tool and IP Updates
    --  Are You Xperienced? Upcoming Xilinx Training Courses

    --  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 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://xilinx.performark.com/subscriptions/.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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    Editorial Contacts:
    Lisa Washington
    Xilinx, Inc.

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CONTACT: Lisa Washington of Xilinx, Inc., +1-408-626-6272, lisa.washington@xilinx.com

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