Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) will showcase Virtex(TM) FPGA-based solutions for Software Defined Radio (SDR) at the Software Defined Radio Technical Conference, to be held at The Marriott Tech Center, November 5 – 9, 2007 in Denver, Colo. Xilinx’s programmable solutions enable SDR developers to meet demanding size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) goals for next-generation secure systems.
SDR Technical Conference 2007
Marriott Tech Center
November 5 – 9, 2007
Technical Sessions (Tuesday, November 6, 2007)
- “The Myths of Code Portability” Manuel Uhm and Chad Epifanio, Xilinx, Inc.
- “Generalizing Partial Reconfiguration Designs” Stephen Neuendorffer and Chad Epifanio, Xilinx, Inc.
- Small Form Factor Software Defined Radio Development Platform
Demonstration of Xilinx Small Form Factor SDR Development Platform acting as a GSM picocell enabling voice and data communications between standard GSM cell phones. The Development Platform combines powerful power optimization tools with reduced board size (6 x 5 inches). The Development Platform enables reduction of size, weight, and power for mobile, handheld, and small form factor SDRs used in military, public safety and commercial radio applications. The power optimization tool allows waveform developers to optimize total system power via iterative power measurements and re-partitioning of algorithms across TI’s digital signal processor and Xilinx FPGAs.
- Partially Reconfigurable FPGA-based Architecture
Developed by Thales, the demonstration will showcase how designers can overcome size, weight and power (SWAP) constraints by implementing multiple applications in a Xilinx(R) FPGA using partial reconfiguration. Partial reconfiguration utilizes the inherent flexibility of FPGAs to adapt a hardware design to modify applications while keeping the rest of the device active.