Avnet Electronics Marketing is currently holding their X-fest technical seminar series in North America. X-fest 2012 features twelve technical courses based on Xilinx’s new Artix-7, Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGAs, and Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) family. There are four remaining cities on the North American schedule: Dallas, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Vancouver.
X-fest 2012 Training Tracks
FPGA Fundamentals Track
Features four courses aimed at common design issues facing both new and advanced FPGA designers. Topics around Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs include power design, optimizing memory interfaces, clocking and PCIe interface implementations.
Delves deeper into design methodologies and techniques required in designing with the Zynq-7000 EPP and 7 series FPGAs. Application-oriented topics include wired communications, motor control, video and real-world analog processing.
Zynq-7000 EPP Track
Provides four courses dedicated to the ARM dual core Cortex-A9 MPCore based device. Topics include an introductory overview of the Zynq-7000 EPP architecture, Zynq-7000 EPP development tools overview and software acceleration techniques using the Zynq-7000 EPP’s programmable logic.
North America Dates and Locations
- Dallas — Tuesday, May 22, 2012
- Minneapolis — Thursday, May 24, 2012
- Toronto — Tuesday, June 5, 2012
- Vancouver — Thursday, June 7, 2012
More info: X-fest 2012