Xilinx Sponsors NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award at NIWeek 2011

New Award Added to Graphical System Design Achievement Awards from National Instruments

Mar 22, 2011, 07:00 ET from Xilinx, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced it is sponsoring a Graphical System Design Achievement Award at NIWeek 2011. The featured award titled "The NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award" will recognize the paper that details the most innovative application using National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW graphical system design software to program the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) in NI hardware including PXI-based R Series modules, CompactRIO, NI FlexRIO, or NI Single-Board RIO devices.

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Finalists will be selected by the NI judging panel from an application process. One winner will be chosen for the industry and student design teams categories. Judges will be looking for the best solutions that take advantage of FPGA resources to boost overall system performance. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of Xilinx participants.

"The commitment of Xilinx and National Instruments to engineering innovation have been fundamental to the success of each of our companies," said Xilinx Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Vin Ratford. "This award is designed to identify and recognize the people who tap the power of programmable logic to create market-changing products and technologies that improve the quality of our everyday lives. FPGAs provide engineers the flexibility and freedom to develop products that stand apart, and we look forward to the groundbreaking designs that will be submitted for this award."  

The awards ceremony to honor winners will take place on August 2, 2011 at NIWeek 2011 Worldwide Graphical System Design Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

Industry award submissions are due April 1, 2011. For rules to enter and further submission details on the Featured Awards, visit http://www.ni.com/gsdawards/participate.htm.  

Student award submissions are due June 10, 2011. For rules to enter and further submission details visit http://www.ni.com/studentdesign/.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, selling to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 4 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,200 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/.


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