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Xilinx FPGA development platforms accelerate industrial system designs

11/23/2010 06:19 PM EST
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bfienberg
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re: Xilinx FPGA development platforms accelerate industrial system designs
bfienberg   11/30/2010 4:34:42 PM
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Thanks for the comment. We do in fact provide the targeted reference designs online for customers to download and evaluate, along with the tools, IP, and instructions. Each of the targeted reference designs has been designed to work on a specific board and FPGA device. Currently, customers would need one of these board or would need to design a board based on design files including board layout provided in downloadable material to evaluate the functionality running in hardware. The IP that is included in the each of the kits is either full versions or evaluation versions that timeout. Xilinx targeted design platforms include OS, IP, and drivers that come from Xilinx as well as third party providers. For these kits Xilinx provides support for customers. - Xilinx PR guy

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DrFPGA   11/27/2010 12:43:24 AM
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Targeted design platforms are a good idea. Perhaps these hardware platforms can be put online so an interested engineer can try them out before purchasing them. One concern I have is the amount of IP that needs to be purchased to support the design and the number of 3rd parties involved. If the OS, some key IP and drivers all come from different companies support can be a real issue.

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Max The Magnificent   11/23/2010 6:36:19 PM
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from what I hear this is a "buzzing" conference -- I wish I was there!

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