Each and every year, there are a lot of products that come before the editors of EETimes and EDN and each year we pick the ones that we believe are the most significant contributions to the industry. This results in the UBM Electronics ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards. This year Xilinx walked off with the award for the Ultimate SoC (System-on-Chip) Product of 2011 thanks to its 28nm Zynq™-7000 extensible processing platform (EPP). The award was given to Xilinx at UBM Electronics’ 2012 ACE Awards ceremony held in San Jose yesterday. Cadence’s Virtual System Platform, which is used as the Zynq-7000 EPP Virtual Platform, was also recognized for an Ultimate Product award for software.
The Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP is a family of devices that combine a complete ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor-based SoC with integrated 28nm programmable logic. Each device is a processor-based system, capable of booting an OS from reset without needing to program the programmable logic. It enables system architects and embedded software developers to apply a combination of serial (using the ARM processor) and parallel (using programmable logic) processing to applications that require high levels of performance.
At the ceremony, Xilinx was also recognized as a finalist for Company of the Year, while Xilinx’s Virtex®-7 2000T stacked silicon interconnect device was a finalist for Ultimate Digital IC of 2011. Xilinx’s Spartan®-6 Consumer Video Kit 2.0 was also recognized as a finalist for Ultimate Product of the Year in the Development Kits category.
So, congratulations to Xilinx and I hope they continue to bring us new and exciting products in the years ahead.
Brian Bailey – keeping you covered
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