Nano-ITX/Spartan-6 FPGA Development Kit SpeedWay Design Workshops

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will conduct a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops focusing on the design and development flows for the Nano-ITX/Spartan-6 FPGA Development Kit. The workshops will show engineers how to implement different interface options with the Xilinx Spartan-6 PCI Express (PCIe) card. Designers will learn about the benefits of using an FPGA-based solution for peripheral expansion. The seminars will present a detailed technical overview for each of the reference design components, including Intel Atom E640 processor, the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA PCIe card, and the Emerson Network Power Nano-ITX motherboard.

Avnet Nano-ITX/Spartan-6 FPGA Development Kit Seminar Topics

  • Design challenges in embedded systems
  • Advantages of using FPGA for peripheral expansion
  • Highlight benefits of Atom processor
  • Board Features
  • Intel E6xx Atom and EG20T IO
  • PCIe x1 link between Atom and FPGA
  • LPC FMC
  • Additional GPIO
  • Dual banks of DDR3 SDRAM
  • Overview of the Atom E6xx Family
  • Performance o Peripherals – The Spartan-6 FPGA
  • PCI Express Endpoint block hard IP
  • Memory Controllers
  • GTPs

The daylong workshops will take place in 11 North American cities. The cost is $95.

Workshops Dates and Locations

  • Parsippany, NJ – 4/14/2011
  • Irvine, CA – 4/19/2011
  • San Jose, CA – 4/21/2011
  • Chicago, IL – 4/26/2011
  • Milwaukee, WI – 4/28/2011
  • Montreal, QC Canada – 5/3/2011
  • Denver, CO – 5/4/2011
  • Ottawa, ON Canada – 5/5/2011
  • Boston, MA – 5/17/2011
  • Dallas, TX – 5/20/2011
  • Houston, TX – 5/25/2011

Registration: Getting Started with the Nano-ITX/Spartan-6 FPGA Development Kit SpeedWay