Xilinx to Keynote Bits and Chips Hardware Conference

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) will be attending the Bits & Chips Hardware Conference 2008 on June 19, 2008 in Eindhoven. The conference will feature a keynote by Xilinx CTO Ivo Bolsens on the future of FPGAs, as well as see demonstrations of its industry-leading programmable technologies — including the Virtex-5 FXT platform optimized for embedded processing, serial-connectivity and DSP applications.

The Bits and Chips hardware conference is the meeting place for high tech professions from the world of high end embedded systems. The central themes of the event this year are FPGAs, high speed board design, RF design and IC design. The conference combines an extensive exhibition with an independent lecture program of in depth technical presentations.

Keynote – FPGA: The future platform for transforming, transporting and computing
9:00 a.m.
Ivo Bolsens, CTO, Xilinx
As the use of FPGAs in hardware design rapidly increase, the use of these flexible platforms become more pervasive in markets such as automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical. Bolsens will discuss the direction for FPGAs as they evolve to solve the challenges for transforming and transporting computing. He will describe the design methodologies, power consumption and memory performance required in hardware design.


  • Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit
    Demonstration of the low cost Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit designed for experimenting and prototyping applications based on the Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGA family. The kit provides first time FPGA designers with an easy and practical platform while also providing advanced users with unique design capabilities.
  • Virtex-5 FXT ML507
    Demonstration of the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA ML507 development board that provides a versatile development platform for embedded applications. The board provides on-board memory and industry standard connectivity interfaces targeting the industrial, communications, medical, industrial, and military and aerospace markets.

Bits & Chips Hardware Conference 2008
Evoluon, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Silica Booth # 2.03
June 19, 2008

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