"This issue of Xcell Journal chronicles the hard work that Xilinx began in 2008 to not only offer the industry's most innovative FPGAs on the 28nm process, but to go many steps further to expand the market and definition of programmability by bringing the Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC and Virtex®-7 FPGAs to market," said Xcell Journal Publisher, Mike Santarini. "Now that customers have 28nm devices in their hands and these FPGAs are going into new products, Xcell Journal is detailing the innovative ways engineers are using these devices to reduce BOM costs and get innovative products to market faster."
In addition to this quarter's cover story, Xcell Journal issue 81 is packed with informative how-to stories for every technical skill level, including " How to Implement State Machines in Your FPGA," in which author Adam Taylor discusses the different types of state machines and how to best implement them in your designs. The issue also includes two comprehensive articles describing how to use Xilinx's new Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool.
In the first Vivado HLS article, Xilinx field application engineers Daniele Bagni and Giulio Corradi explain how they used Vivado HLS in the design of a floating-point PID (proportional integral derivative) controller that was implemented on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. In the second Vivado HLS article, Xilinx engineer James Hrica shows readers how to use Vivado HLS to implement a floating point design in FPGAs. Another highlight of this issue is a comprehensive methodology feature called " Image Sensor Color Calibration Using the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC."
Xcell Journal Autumn 2012 Edition Highlights
Design Methodology and Application Features
- Testing and Debugging Zynq SoC Designs with BFMs
- Floating-Point Design with Xilinx's Vivado HLS
- Vivado HLS Eases Design of Floating-Point PID Controller
- Understanding the Major Clock Resources in Xilinx FPGAs
- How to Implement State Machines in Your FPGA
- Bugs Be Gone! Smarter Debug and Synthesis Techniques Make it Easy to Squash Bugs
Opinions, News and Upcoming Events
- Letter from the Publisher: So Much More Than Gate Arrays
- Xamples: A selection of the latest Xilinx application notes from Xilinx.com
- Xtra, Xtra: What's new in the Vivado 2012.3 tool release?
- Xclamations! Caption Contest.
About Xcell Journal
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