I just heard from Mike Santarini, publisher of the Xilinx Xcell Journal, that issue No. 84 is now available for immediate download. (Click here to see this little beauty.)
Perhaps not surprisingly, the front page story is about Xilinx's forthcoming UltraScale offerings, which will be implemented using a mix of 20 nm Planar and 16 nm FinFET technologies. (See also my column Xilinx Tapes Out 20 nm UltraScale ASIC-Class FPGA.)
Another article that immediately caught my eye was "Ensuring FPGA Reconfiguration in Space," which starts on page 24. This describes how a fail-safe method of reconfiguring rad-hard Xilinx FPGAs improves reliability in remote space applications. (See also my Radiation & Chips column.)
Eeek! I just saw an article by my chum Adam Taylor, which starts on Page 43, "How to Increase Zynq SoC Speed by Creating Your Own Peripheral." You can bet your little cotton socks that I will be perusing and pondering this one in the very near future.
The bottom line is that, like every edition of Xcell journal, Issue No. 84 is jam-packed with informative and useful articles, so I strongly suggest that you (click here to bounce over and take a look for yourself).