- The FPGA Fundamentals track featured four courses aimed at common design issues both new and advanced FPGA designers face. Topics around Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs included power design, optimizing memory interfaces, clocking and PCIe interface implementations.
- The Applications track delved deeper into design methodologies and techniques required when designing with the Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC and 7 series All Programmable FPGAs. Application oriented topics included wired communications, motor control, video and real-world analog processing.
- The Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC track provided four courses dedicated to the ARM® dual core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ based device. Topics included an introductory overview of the Zynq-7000 device architecture, development tools overview, and software acceleration techniques.
In addition to the specialized training, X-fest also featured partner exhibits and hands-on demonstrations from Analog Devices, Inc., Cypress, Freescale Semiconductor, Maxim, Micron Technology, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments (TI) and others. These exhibits gave design engineers the opportunity to interact directly with factory experts who shared insights into exciting new products and advanced technologies, and demonstrated the latest development platforms.“X-fest has once again proven to be a great opportunity for engineers to learn how to turn Xilinx’s All Programmable leadership to their own advantages for success,” said Ron Sartori, director of worldwide distribution at Xilinx. “As programmable devices play an ever-increasing role in electronic systems across many markets and applications to lower bill of materials cost, decrease system power consumption and increase system performance, X-fest has become an important event on the training calendars for hundreds of thousands of engineers and system architects around the world.” While X-fest 2012 may be over, the technical training continues through Avnet’s dedicated team of factory-trained field applications engineers. To view more training available from Avnet, visit www.em.avnet.com/training. Connect with X-fest Follow X-fest on TwitterLike X-fest on FacebookWatch X-fest videos on Avnet OnDemandJoin the X-fest LinkedIn Group About Xilinx, Inc. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com. About Avnet Electronics Marketing Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com. About Avnet, Inc. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.