Finalists were chosen from a record number of competing products by a panel of judges selected from the 2008 DesignCon technical program committee. Award winners will be announced at the 2008 DesignVision Awards Ceremony at DesignCon 2008 on Tuesday, February 5 at noon in the theater of the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Structured/Platform ASIC, FPGA, and PLD Design Tools
Xilinx ISE design software was selected based on its SmartCompile technology, which is claimed to improve run times by up to an additional 6X while maintaining exact design preservation of unchanged logic. The ISE design environment is optimized to address today's leading design challenges including timing closure, productivity, and power. Xilinx ISE design software leverages the ExpressFabric technology of the latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGA family. For power sensitive applications, 9.1i is also said to reduce dynamic power by an average of 10 percent.
Semiconductors and ICs (IP)
MOST, a growing standard for automotive multimedia networks, is a fiber-optic based network providing integration for passenger infotainment networks. The Xilinx MOST NIC LogiCORE IP, in conjunction with the Xilinx Automotive (XA) solution and embedded processing, allows designers to leverage the MOST network by providing a higher level of customization in a scalable and flexible design solution. A complete hardware and software solution is realized when the core is used in conjunction with Xilinx MicroBlaze soft processor solution, drivers, and MOCEAN Network Services. The MOST NIC LogiCORE IP can be used with the Xilinx Automotive development kit to develop applications for MOST in-vehicle, multimedia networks.