Xilinx to Demonstrate Low Power Solutions for Tactical Radiosat

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable logic solutions, announced that it will showcase its 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 high-performance programmable solutions enable SDR developers to meet demanding size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) goals for next-generation secure systems.

Xilinx SDR Participation includes the following:

Booth Demonstrations

  • 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.
  • 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.

Technical Sessions
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

  • “Generalizing Partial Reconfiguration Designs” Stephen Neuendorffer and Chad Epifanio, Xilinx, Inc.
  • “The Myths of Code Portability” Manuel Uhm and Chad Epifanio, Xilinx, Inc.

SDR Technical Conference 2007
Marriott Tech Center
Denver, Colo.
Booth #2
November 5 – 9, 2007

About Xilinx Aerospace and Defense
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions providing uninterrupted support to the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) community since 1989. Comprehensive solutions include commercial grade to radiation tolerant field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), A&D focused intellectual property (IP) for applications from image processing to waveform generation, and advanced technology such as partial reconfiguration and single chip crypto. Xilinx offers long product lifecycles, high reliability devices, unique manufacturing flows, specialized design services, and advanced security solutions for high assurance applications to support the long term program needs of the A&D industry.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.