Learn how FPGAs can be used to deliver 30X the DSP processing horsepower per dollar over a traditional DSP. Learn how the Xilinx Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGA DSP kits help users new to FPGAs or new to using FPGAs for DSP adopt FPGAs for their high-performance DSP processing needs. This Tech Online Webcast will provide an overview of how these kits quickly build confidence with DSP design flows and hardware design techniques. A technical overview of the targeted reference design based on a Digital Up Converter (DUC) / Digital Down Converter (DDC) algorithm will be provided. This reference design provides a framework for instructional tutorials and third party support that include both high-level design flows using C/C++ and MATLAB / Simulink and integration to real world analog signals through DAC / ADC FMC daughter cards.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • That within a few hours you can open the DSP kit box and begin familiarizing yourself with the Xilinx DSP design processes
  • An overview of RTL design techniques for DSP
  • How System Generator can be used to design DSP hardware without RTL in a fraction of the time
  • How device optimized Xilinx DSP IP can be used to quickly assemble high quality DSP designs
  • How DSP designs can be validated in hardware using the DSP kits
  • How a 3rd party C Synthesis flow can be used with the Xilinx DSP kit
  • How an ADC or DAC Daughter card can be added to the DSP kit and integrated into the DSP reference design

Who Should Attend

  • Hardware designers new to developing DSP algorithms
  • DSP developers new to Xilinx FPGAs
  • Designers interested in high-level design flows for DSP

Tom Hill, Sr. Manager DSP Platforms, Xilinx Inc
Tom Hill has over seventeen years experience in the EDA industry. Hill oversees all product, strategic and corporate marketing activities related to Xilinx’s DSP Platforms for DSP. Prior to Xilinx Hill was most recently at AccelChip, Inc where he was technical marketing manager responsible for product direction and application of high-level design methodologies and tools to DSP applications. Prior to AccelChip Hill held positions as product manager, technical marketing manager, technical marketing engineer and field applications engineer for various FPGA and ASIC synthesis tools. Hill began his career as a hardware and ASIC design engineer at Allen-Bradley and Lockheed. Hill holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering degree from Cleveland State University.