Xilinx Takes Aerospace and Defense Solutions to MAPLD

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions designed specifically for the aerospace and defense market will be showcased at the ninth annual MAPLD Conference, September 26-28, 2006 in Washington, D.C. Xilinx will feature its newly revised TMRTool, designed to address the special needs of FPGAs in high-radiation environments. Xilinx will also demonstrate its partial reconfiguration capabilities based on the Virtex(TM) QPRO(TM) device. Partial reconfiguration allows customers to save on device count, size, power and cost by allowing predefined portions of an FPGA to be reconfigured while the remainder of the device continues to operate.

Xilinx Booth Demonstrations:

  • New Revision of TMRTool: Demonstration of Xilinx TMRTool — provides redundancy schemes for mitigating the effects of radiation in space electronics. More information on the Xilinx TMRTool can be found online.
  • Partial Reconfiguration: Demonstration of Xilinx Virtex architecture allowing design modules to be swapped on-the-fly using partial reconfiguration methodology.

Xilinx Keynotes, Panels and Technical Papers:

  • “Activation Energy Determination of a Space Qualified 350nm Flash Technology”
    Joe Fabula of Xilinx
  • “Continued Exploration of the Neutron Single Event Upset Sensitivity of Current Generations (90nm and 65nm) of Field Programmable Gate Arrays”
    Joe Fabula of Xilinx
  • “Some Guidelines on the Hardwar/Software Tradeoffs in Robust FPGA/Embedded Processor Designs”
    Greg Miller of Xilinx
  • “SEU Error Detection and Correction Techniques for the Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA”
    Wei Chen Tseng of Xilinx
  • “Design Considerations for Implementing Triple Module Redundancy in Xilinx FPGAs”
    Wei Chen Tseng of Xilinx
  • “An Upset-Mitigated FPGA-Based High Performance Compute Platform for Space Applications”
    Gary Swift of JPL
  • “An SEU-Mitigated FPGA-Based Flash Memory Controller for Space Applications”
    Gregory Allen of JPL

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