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Fall 2011 Edition of Xcell Journal Magazine Available Now

PR Newswire
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Nov 2, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the Fall 2011 edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/index.htm.

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The cover story describes the world's highest capacity programmable logic device, built using 6.8 billion transistors, and providing customers access to an unprecedented 2 million logic cells (equivalent of 20 million ASIC gates). Shipping today, the Virtex®-7 2000T FPGA is the first device manufactured using Xilinx's innovative 2.5D stacked silicon interconnect (SSI) technology to deliver twice the capacity of competing devices and leaping ahead of what Moore's Law could otherwise offer in a monolithic 28nm FPGA.

The edition also contains a variety of feature articles, including a profile of Intuitive Surgical's life-saving Da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system, a methodology feature on a software-defined radio platform destined for implementation on a Zynq™-7000 EPP and a how-to tutorial article on power optimization techniques for Xilinx's exciting 7 series FPGAs.

"This edition celebrates the release of the Virtex-7 2000T, which is not only a major achievement for Xilinx, but a first step into the era of 3D IC for the semiconductor industry," said Xcell Journal Publisher, Mike Santarini. "The big winners are customers, as this truly brings next generation capacity - 'More than Moore's Law' - to customers today. It will be great to see what customers can do with this massive leap in capacity."

Once again, Xcell Journal invites readers to write a humorous caption for an interesting cartoon for a chance to win an Avnet Spartan®-6 LX9 MicroBoard. After deliberations, Xcell's staff will award the kit to the author of the best caption and two runners-up. See contest rules at http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/Xcell_Contest_Terms.pdf.

Xcell Journal Fall 2011 Edition Highlights

Cover Story

    --  Xilinx Ships World's Highest-Capacity FPGA Using SSI Technology

Design Methodology and Application Features

    --  Zynq-7000 EPP Makes Flexible Software-Defined Radio Platform
    --  FPGAs Synchronize Next-Generation Networks
    --  Accelerating Texture Mapping with Spartan-6 FPGAs
    --  Xilinx FPGAs Guide Robotic-Assisted Surgical System

How-To Features

    --  How to Build a Better DC/DC Regulator Using FPGAs
    --  Using the Clock Period Constraint to Your Advantage
    --  Optimizing FPGA for Power: A Full-Frontal Attack
    --  Dual-MicroBlaze™ Processor Xilkernel System Attacks Automotive Apps

Opinions, News and Upcoming Events

    --  Letter From the Publisher: 2 Million Logic Cell FPGA Available Today!
    --  Xtra, Xtra: The latest Xilinx tool updates and patches, as of July 2011
    --  Xamples: A mix of new and popular application notes...
    --  Xtra Xtra: The latest Xilinx tool updates and patches, as of October
        2011
    --  Xclamations! Supply a caption for our techy cartoon. Three chances to
        win an Avnet
    --  Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard!

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 is accessible on any standard Internet browser, requiring no software downloads and allowing readers to browse, search, make notes, email authors and click through to advertiser websites.

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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