Winter 2015 Issue of Xcell Journal Examines Xilinx's New 16nm UltraScale+ Portfolio

Mar 04, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx®, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the winter 2015 edition of its award-winning user magazine, Xcell Journal. The cover story for the 90th issue of Xcell Journal takes a system-level look at Xilinx's newly unveiled UltraScale+™ product portfolio of FPGAs, 3D ICs, and MPSoCs, and how the portfolio yields a 2-5X greater system level performance-per-watt advantage over 28nm devices. By implementing the UltraScale+ portfolio in TSMC's 16nm FF+ (FinFET) process and innovative new Xilinx UltraRAM, 3D-on-3D, heterogeneous multi-processing, and SmartConnect technologies, Xilinx is able to deliver a generation ahead of value. Xcell Journal is available as a one-click PDF download or can be read online in iPad/iPod-compatible ISSUU electronic magazine format.

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Xcell Journal issue 90 also includes a mix of methodology and how-to articles. In one of these methodology articles, engineers from Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany) describe how they are using space-grade Virtex® FPGAs in the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI), which will be launched in 2017 as part of the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter mission. In a how-to article, researchers at PES Institute of Technology (Bangalore, India) detail how they ported PetaLinux into their FPGA design. In addition, e2V's chief engineer, Adam Taylor, walks readers through how to use the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC for asymmetric multi-processing.

Articles in this issue include:

The Xcell Daily Blog is also highlighting several UtraScale+ news items and other innovative applications using Xilinx's All Programmable devices.  

About Xcell Journal
Xcell Journal is an award-winning quarterly magazine that provides electronic designers of programmable digital systems with in-depth technical information regarding the latest advances in hardware and software technologies, systems, applications, services, and support. This digital magazine is available free and is accessible on any standard Internet browser, requiring no software downloads and allowing readers to browse, search, make notes, email authors, and click through to advertiser websites. For additional information, or to download individual Xcell Journal articles in PDF format, go to Xcell Online. To subscribe now, go to

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



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