National Microelectronics Institute


FPGA Innovations - Lifting the Lid


National Instruments, Newbury, RG14 2PZ

Wed 22 Feb 2012
930 - 1630

No charge for NMI members, ESP-KTN members and invited guests

Booking Details:

This event is now full!

Please phone Jon Older 07703 718730 to reserve a position on the waiting list.

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This event is part of NMI's Systems Electronics portfolio.

The FPGA world is producing an increasing variety of targeted architectures but can they be all things for all markets?
This event will "Lift the Lid" on a variety of architectures, discuss the challenges with using the specific features and their benefits.

Using case studies and expert contributors, this event will cover the complete design flow from design capture to verifying the final product on board.

As with all NMI Network events, in addition to the presentations and discussion sessions, there will be ample opportunity to meet and network with attendees from a wide variety of organisations.


Outline Agenda:

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09:30 Registration, Refreshments and Table-top exhibition

Session 1 –

  • Selecting an FPGA - Considering density, features and cost
    Paul Dillien - High Tech Marketing
  • Introduction to Graphical Programming for FPGAs
    Ian Bell - National Instruments
  • High Reliability Implementation Techniques for FPGA Designers
    Andy Jolley - Synopsys

Session 2 –

  • Heuristic Design just got smarter
    David Wood - EDASIP
  • Making PCI-Express work in FPGAs
    John Adair - Enterpoint
  • Emulating large complex SOC devices in a Xilinx FPGA environment
    Martin Terry - Infineon

Session 3 -

  • Stuck in the lab fixing bugs? Maybe it's time to revisit your verification process
    Robert Jeffrey - Mentor Graphics
  • My FPGA has to go on a board! - Using JTAG for FPGA board validation and programming
    John Barnard - Telexsus

Session 4 –
Discussion on “Key FPGA design challenges”

16:30 Close

For sponsorship and table-top exhibitor opportunities contact:

Jon Older (07703 718730) or Sophie Ericson (01506 401214)


Sponsors & Supporters:

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