Avnet Electronics Marketing announced eight On-Ramp Technical Sessions featuring programmable solutions from Xilinx. The event features live presentations and demonstrations. On-Ramp Technical Sessions were created to give designers an opportunity to preview the hottest design techniques in a practical one-on-one manner. The sessions offer designers a preview of the latest FPGA design technology available from the Spartan-3A and Virtex-5 FXT families. On-Ramps are offered free of charge for qualified Avnet customers.
Xilinx On-Ramp Sessions
- Introduction to FPGA Design
Provides an overview of the Xilinx product offering, focused on the low-cost Spartan-3A family, including an explanation of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) development process using ISE 10.1 Design Suite.
- Introduction to the MicroBlaze Processor
An introduction to the Xilinx MicroBlaze processor and overview of the MicroBlaze development process using Xilinx Platform Studio 10.1.
- Spartan-3A FPGA Configuration Techniques
Provides an overview of the configuration options for the Spartan-3A family (SPI, BPI, processor, and multi-boot) – including the cost, performance, and architecture trade-offs involved.
- The Cypress PSoC as an FPGA Companion Chip
Demonstrates how Cypress PSoC Mixed Signal Array controllers can be used as a companion chip next to Spartan-3A devices.
- Virtex-5 FXT Platform PowerPC Processor
An overview of the PowerPC 440 processor core, embedded in the new Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA family. Participants will learn how to create a PowerPC system using the Xilinx Base System Builder wizard.
- Virtex-5 FXT Platform GTX Transceiver
Offers participants an overview of the high-speed GTX serial transceiver technology included on the new Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA family. A step-by-step analysis of the function blocks making up the transceiver is covered and workings of the transmitter, receiver, power, CRC and clocking are also highlighted.
- Embedded Processor Design Using Project Navigator Design Flow
Provides a step-by-step demonstration using the ISE Project Navigator to design an embedded sub-module system using the Avnet Virtex-5 FXT platform evaluation board.
- Virtex-5 LXT & SXT platform PCIe Development Board MIG DDR2 Controller Design
Demonstrates how to create a DDR2 controller using MIG 2.2, port UFC and HDL files to the Avnet Virtex-5 LXT & SXT platform PCIe development board. Participants also learn to implement and utilize the Chipscope Pro analyzer into their designs.
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