Xilinx Receives Prestigious 2015 EE Times and EDN ACE Award for 'Software Defined' SDAccel Development Environment

Award recognizes leverage of C, C++ and OpenCL based FPGA programming, compilation and reconfigurable run-time technologies to deliver 25X better performance/watt to the data center

Jul 23, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its SDAccel development environment has been named a winner in the EE Times and EDN 2015 UBM Canon ACE Awards in the Ultimate Product – Development Kit category.  The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.  The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, July 21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.

Xilinx Receives Prestigious 2015 EE Times and EDN ACE Award for 'Software Defined' SDAccel Development Environment

The SDAccel development environment was chosen for the 2015 ACE Award due to its ability to enable up to 25X better performance/watt for data center application acceleration leveraging software programming languages and FPGAs. Featuring the industry's first architecturally optimizing compiler, the SDAccel environment supports any combination of OpenCL™, C, and C++ kernels, along with libraries, development boards and the first complete CPU/GPU like development and run-time experience for FPGAs.

"We are honored to receive such high accolades for one of Xilinx's new software defined development environments," said Tom Feist, senior director of Design Methodology Marketing at Xilinx. "Being selected by UBM as an ACE award winner is a testament to the hard work of the SDAccel development team and Xilinx's dedication to provide innovations that directly enable a much broader community of software and systems engineers to develop applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized.

"We are continually amazed at the level of creativity in the design, innovation and technology exemplified by these award winners," said Suzanne Deffree, Executive Editor at UBM Canon's EDN. "The ACE Awards celebrate the highest achievements in innovation and creativity in electronics design, and selecting one organization or individual that stands out above the rest is incredibly challenging. We are pleased to be able to celebrate their achievements."

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to three finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form.  Winners are determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges. For more information on the awards program visit http://ubm-ace.com/

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Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.



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