FPGA News – 2007.11.08

Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT FPGA Wins EDN China Innovation Award
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced that its Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGA family won the prestigious EDN China Innovation Award for Best Product of 2007 in the Digital IC and PLD category. At an awards ceremony held at the 2007 EDN China Innovation Conference in Shenzhen, the 65-nm Virtex-5 LXT platform was recognized for its ultra-fast ExpressFabric(TM) technology, proven ASMBL(TM) architecture, low-power triple-oxide technology and hardened PCI Express core.

Virginia Tech, TORC Technologies Place Third in DARPA Urban Challenge
Virginia Tech, along with TORC Technologies, won the $500,000 third place prize last weekend at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge. In a close race with teams from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford universities, the Virginia Tech team used National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) LabVIEW software and CompactRIO hardware in its vehicle. Virginia Tech’s team, Victor Tango, was one of only six robotic teams to finish the 55-mile DARPA Urban Challenge course.