2015, the Year of the Sheep…And the 16nm FPGA

2015, the Year of the Sheep…And the 16nm FPGA
by Paul McLellan on 03-10-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIf you live in California anyway, with its large Asian population, you can’t have helped noticing that it was the Lunar New Year a couple of weeks ago, the start of the year of the sheep. A couple of days after the New Year, Xilinx announced their new families of what they now call FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs. But which… Read More


Xilinx Announces SDAccel, Accelerators for the Datacenter

Xilinx Announces SDAccel, Accelerators for the Datacenter
by Paul McLellan on 11-17-2014 at 9:00 am

Image RemovedToday Xilinx announced SDAccel, an initiative for the data-center. This is the second of a series of software defined development initiatives for various markets, the first being SDNet that is targeted at building networking applications. One challenge that a company like Xilinx faces is that as the scale of design… Read More


Xilinx Vivado: Faster and Better

Xilinx Vivado: Faster and Better
by Paul McLellan on 10-09-2014 at 7:01 am

Image RemovedWhen you think of Xilinx the word FPGA is the first that comes to mind. But Xilinx has really moved beyond the sort of simple glue-logic arrays that their first success was built on. A modern array contains processors as well as programmable fabric, hence the Xilinx tag-line “all programmable”. But another… Read More


Develop High Performance Machine Vision in the Blink of an Eye

Develop High Performance Machine Vision in the Blink of an Eye
by Paul McLellan on 08-21-2014 at 7:01 am

The growing capabilities of silicon along with improved algorithms means that machine vision is becoming increasingly important since more and more systems can be built in such areas as manufacturing, intelligent traffic management, bar code scanning, counterfeit detection and even sports simulation. Is that a 3X driver?… Read More


Top 10 Reasons to Use Vivado Design Suite

Top 10 Reasons to Use Vivado Design Suite
by Paul McLellan on 03-23-2014 at 7:05 am

Image RemovedHere are the top 10 reasons to use the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite to design your All Programmable Devices:

Reason number 10: Accelerate verification by over 100XThe Vivado Design Suite System Edition lets you do design at the C, C++ or systemC level. But a side-benefit is that you can use these languages for verification… Read More