Xilinx to Attend IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for enabling space applications, will be showcased at the 2008 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), July 14-18, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona. Xilinx in-booth demonstration and technology presentations are available for show registered attendees throughout the conference.

Booth Demonstration
Fault-Injection Upset Simulator — Demonstration of a beam upset simulator based on fault injection and uses the same hardware as in-beam testing. The system, developed by the Radiation Test Consortium (XRTC), leverages the reconfigurability of Xilinx(R) FPGAs and is capable of injecting simulated upsets at a rate of over 3 million per minute while verifying design functionality.

Technical Papers Highlighting Xilinx Technology
Tuesday, July 15
An Automated Approach to Estimating Hardness Assurance Issues in Triple-Modular Redundancy Circuits in Xilinx FPGAs Heather Quinn, Paul Graham, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Session C-2, 3:40 p.m.

Thursday, July 17
Data Workshop
Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 Field Programmable Gate Array Dose Rate Upset Investigations
Alonzo Vera, Daniel Llamocca, University of New Mexico; Joe Fabula, Xilinx; William Kemp, SES Consultants; Walter Shedd, David Alexander, Air Force Research Lab
Session W-16, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Static Upset Characteristics of the 90 nm Virtex-4QV FPGAs
Gary M. Swift, Carl Carmichael, Chen Wei Tseng, Greg Miller, Xilinx, Inc.; Gregory R. Allen, JPL; Jeffrey S. George, The Aerospace Corporation
Session W-18, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Neutron Soft Errors in Xilinx FPGAs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jeffrey George, Rocky Koga, The Aerospace Corporation; Margaret A. McMahan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Session W-21, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Paper
Upset-Induced Failure Signatures, Recovery Methods, and Mitigation Techniques in a High-Speed Serial Data Link for Space Applications Keith Morgan, Michael Caffrey, Mark Dunham, Paul Graham, Heather Quinn, LANL; Carl Carmichael, Tony Duong, Austin Lesea, Greg Miller, Gary Swift, Chen Wei Tseng, Yiding Wu, Xilinx; Roberto Monreal, SEAKR; Greg Allen, JPL
Session PF-9

About NSREC
NSREC is an annual meeting of engineers and scientists presents the latest techniques for enhancing the performance of microelectronic devices and circuits that are used in radiation environments.

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.

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