Xilinx Spotlights All Programmable Technology for Increased System Performance at NIWeek 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its participation at NIWeek 2012, booth #618, August 6-9, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center. Larry Getman, Xilinx vice president, processing platforms marketing, will kick off Xilinx activities at the Future of System Design Symposium, where he will deliver a keynote on the evolution of 'all programmable' platforms and system design tools. During the week, both Xilinx and National Instruments will highlight how they have collaborated to extend the value of programmable technology that is enabling its customers to develop accelerated systems targeting a wide variety of applications. As a celebration of Xilinx and NI technology innovation, Xilinx will also present the featured award, "The NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award," which recognizes the paper that details the most original application using the NI LabVIEW system design software to program the field programmable gate array (FPGA) in NI hardware. Through a symposium keynote, in-booth demonstrations, technical presentations and expert panels, attendees will learn how NI and Xilinx solutions accelerate productivity and system performance.

What: NIWeek 2012

Where: Austin, TX, Austin Convention Center, Booth #618

When: August 6-9, 2012

The Future of System Design Symposium Keynote
Tuesday, August 7
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., Room 15
The Evolution of 'All Programmable' Platforms and System Design Tools
In this session, attendees will gain insight on some of the major innovations transforming the system design landscape, such as how processor and FPGA technologies are converging to deliver breakthrough "all programmable" SoC platforms and how design tools are adapting to use these platforms.

Tuesday, August 7
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m., Room 12B
When to Use Programmable Hardware for Custom Motion & Motor Control
Xilinx programmable solutions continue to evolve and become an ideal solution for applications requiring custom and precision motor control. During this session, attendees will learn the benefits of using programmable hardware for custom motion control as well as see the different NI and Xilinx hardware and software solutions for motor control.

3:30 p.m.4:00 p.m., Ballroom G
Xilinx Programmable Solutions Versus DSPs for Power Electronics
Xilinx programmable logic technology continues to increase in performance while becoming lower in power and cost compared to traditional DSPs. Programmable logic has proven to be an ideal hardware technology in the power electronics field for high-performance signal processing and inverter control. In this session, Xilinx and NI will compare Xilinx programmable hardware solutions and DSPs for power electronics applications as well as illustrate the hardware tools, software tools, and IP cores used for prototyping and deploying high-performance power electronics control systems faster.

Wednesday, August 8
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m., Room 11 A/B
When to Use Programmable Hardware for Embedded Vision & Image Processing
Xilinx programmable technology is becoming a high-performance solution for applications requiring high-speed image processing. During this session, attendees will gain an understanding of when and why to use programmable hardware solutions for custom and high-speed image processing algorithms as well as see the different NI and Xilinx hardware and software solutions for embedded vision applications.

Experts Panel
Tuesday, August 7
4:45 p.m.5:45 p.m., Room 15
The Future of System Design
Participate in an interactive discussion with seasoned industry and academic experts as they take on challenging questions and make bold predictions about the future of system design. This session will cover trends in technology, such as hardware architectures and FPGAs, high-level synthesis tools, and software.

Theater Presentations
Tuesday, August 7
12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m., Technology Theater on Expo Floor
Increased System Performance: Delivering Value in Industrial Automation with All Programmable Technology
Learn how innovative All Programmable SoCs are enabling unprecedented levels of components integration, power reduction, design productivity and performance to systems used for motor control, image/video processing and many other applications.

Exhibition Demos
Through the week, Xilinx will exhibit in-booth demonstrations featuring Xilinx and NI technologies that are enabling advanced robotic and medical applications. Xilinx and NI will showcase the Delta Robot demonstration showing a mechanism for transferring motors and highlights customizable inverse kinematic implementation, precise control using Xilinx FPGAs, and a reconfigurable I/O and communication interface. In addition, the two companies will also demonstrate a CATALYS laser cataract surgery device using high-performance Xilinx FPGAs and LabVIEW FPGA software to optimize the precision, safety and control of cataract removal surgery.

About NIWeek
NIWeek, the annual global conference on graphical system design, brings together more than 3,000 leading engineers and scientists across a spectrum of industries, from automotive to telecommunications to robotics to energy. They gather each year to learn new technology that provides disruptive competitive advantages when developing software-defined systems for measurement and control.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, Vivado and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI and NIWeek are trademarks of National Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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