Xcell Journal's cover story examines Xilinx's Zynq™-7000 extensible processing platform, a new class of device that mates a dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore processor with low power programmable logic and hardened peripheral IP on a single piece of silicon. The issue also offers readers methodology and how-to articles, including an article by researchers at the Australian government-funded Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) who are using Xilinx Virtex™-5 and Virtex-6 FPGAs in the most advanced set of radio astronomy telescopes to date.
"This is a standout issue with great depth and breadth of content and numerous embedded-processing-related pieces," said Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini. "In addition to a cover story on Xilinx's new Zynq-7000 EPP family, the issue includes a great tutorial on the basics of FPGA-based processing for those just becoming familiar with FPGAs. For more advanced users, the issue includes a piece from research at Kalyaev Scientific Research Institute of Multiprocessor Computer Systems in Russia, describing their Xilinx FPGA-powered high performance computer system."
Once again, Xcell Journal invites readers to write a humorous caption for an interesting piece of art in Xclamations section for a chance to win a new Spartan®-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit. After deliberations, Xcell Journal's staff will award the author of the best caption with a new Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit and recognize second and third place submissions with a Xilinx promotional gift.
Cover Story Zynq-7000 EPP Sets Stage for New Era of Innovations
Design Methodology and Application Features
Xcellence in Aerospace: High-Performance FPGAs Take Flight in Microsatellites
Xcellence in Automotive: Fast Startup for Xilinx FPGAs
Xcellence in High-Performance Computing: Reconfigurable System Uses Large FPGA Computation Fields
Xcellence in Scientific Apps: Xilinx FPGAs Beam Up Next-Gen Radio Astronomy
FPGA101: Area-Efficient Design of the SAD Function on FPGAs
FPGA101: Demystifying FPGAs for Software
Xpert Corner: Book Excerpt: "FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual"
Opinions, News and Upcoming Events
Letter From the Publisher: It's Spring—Let the Innovation Begin!
Xtra Xtra: The latest Xilinx tool updates and patches, as of March 2011
Xamples: A mix of new and popular application notes
Xpert Opinion: Breaking Barrier with FPGA-Based Design-for-Prototyping
Supply an Xceptional Caption for Our Artwork and Win an SP601 Evaluation Kit (See contest rules)
About Xcell Journal
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