Avnet Electronics Marketing will hold a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops focusing on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The technical training features a choice of three day-long sessions run by Avnet technical experts. The three Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC SpeedWay design workshop sessions can be taken independently based on an engineer’s design needs or desired outcome.
At the heart of the Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Board is a Cypress PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip. The PSoC 3 device integrates precision analog sensing, system management and user interface functions. The PSoC 3 device performs power management, CapSense touch-sensing, USB/UART/SPI connectivity and configuration of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) directly on the board. Flexible PSoC 3 I/Os also enable the board to interface to the analog world through an expansion connector that accepts an included Avnet LCD board, user prototype boards and various Cypress expansion boards.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA), MathWorks, and Texas Instruments (TI) are offering a series of workshops on digital signal processing (DSP) system design using Xilinx FPGAs with high-speed data converters. The two-day workshops will take place throughout North America. Engineers attending the workshop will receive a coupon or discount for their choice of either: $400 off an AES-V6DSP-LX240T-G Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit or an AES-S6DSP-LX150T-G Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit. Attendees will also receive $650 off a TI TSW4200 Dual ADC and Dual DAC Development Platform for Xilinx Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs or any other combination of compatible TI high-speed converter EVMs.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas introduced the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA PCIe I/O Reference Design for embedded applications. The reference design includes a complete set of software drivers connecting Kontron’s nanoETXexpress-SP module (features the Intel Atom Z510 processor, 1.1 GHz) with the Xilinx Spartan-6 SP605 development board via the PCI Express bus. The evaluation carrier board also features a LVDS-DVI video output adapter and heat spreader. The development kit is priced at $495.
Xilinx announced the Spartan-6 FPGA Industrial Video Processing Kit. The Industrial Imaging Targeted Design Platform accelerates development of high-performance video processing applications for low-cost, low-power industrial imaging systems. Industrial equipment OEMs can now rapidly build and evaluate reprogrammable imaging solutions with high-definition image resolutions, specialized image sensor interfaces, and intelligent video and advanced image processing algorithms. The Spartan-6 FPGA Industrial Video Processing Kit is available for order from Avnet with shipments later this month. General availability with production-grade silicon is targeted for next month. The kit is priced at $2,695 (US).
Spansion’s MirrorBit Flash memory is now available as a verified configuration solution for the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA family. The Spansion MirrorBit Multi-I/O Flash add-on module is compatible with the Xilinx Spartan-6 evaluation and development kits. It enables designers to easily evaluate and test various configuration options. The combined solutions can be used to develop an array of consumer, infotainment, video, and other cost and power-sensitive applications.
Avnet is offering a multipart videocast series fousing on TI’s Fusion Digital Power solutions for the latest generation of Xilinx field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The Analog eLab Videocast series discuss design topics in a round-robin format. The eLab series covers innovative solutions and a best practices approach for powering FPGA design considerations in 5-15-minute installments. The videos follow an easy-to-follow discussion format and include product demonstrations where appropriate.
The X-fest series of technical seminars are now taking place in North America. X-fest offers practical, how-to training for FPGA, DSP, and embedded systems designers. The events run worldwide through February 2010 in locations throughout Asia, Europe, Japan, and North America. The one-day seminars offer several 75-minute training courses for attendees to choose from. The classes are designed to provide specialized training on design solutions for FPGA circuitry and the components surrounding FPGAs.