FPGAs have become the centerpiece of digital design. With superior analog, digital and new protocol analysis capabilities, the Infiniium oscilloscope lineup was designed to be the go-to tool for debugging and testing FPGAs. Measurement examples will be shown using designs that incorporate Xilinx FPGAs.

The following are the FPGA debug topics that will be covered:

  1. Measure new sets of internal signals in seconds without stopping your FPGA or changing the timing of your device using MSOs and core-based debug technology.
  2. Set up your scope in 30 seconds to trigger and decode serial communication buses between FPGAs and peripheral ICs. Examples will be shown for I2C, RS-232, SPI, USB and PCIe™.
  3. Characterize high-speed serial interfaces using eye diagrams, jitter tools and equalization.

Duration: One hour

Who Should Attend:
Digital R&D engineers and technicians working in a broad range of industries who need to integrate and debug systems that include FPGAs and serial buses such as I2C, USB, RS-232 as well as PCI Express.

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Joel Woodward, Senior Product Manager, Oscilloscope Products
Joel joined Agilent Technologies (formerly Hewlett-Packard) in 1989 as a product support engineer working with oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. During his 19 years with Agilent Technologies, his career has focused on bringing new and innovative system verification and validation solutions to research and development engineers in the electronics industry.

Within Agilent's electronic design automation and test and measurement businesses, Joel has held several individual contributor and management positions. Instrumental in the creation of 3 start-up businesses within Agilent, he has submitted 4 patent applications in the area of field-programmable gate arrays debug. Joel currently is a senior product manager for oscilloscopes.

Joel holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, an MBA from Regis University, and has completed coursework from Harvard Business School. His outside interests include digital photography and hiking in national parks.

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