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Spring Edition of Xcell Journal Magazine Available Now
May 19, 2010 (03:05 PM EDT)

Cover story offers look at Xilinx's new ARM processor-Based 'Extensible Processing Platform'

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the latest edition of its quarterly Xcell Journal magazine at


The cover story examines Xilinx's newly announced Extensible Processing Platform – an ARM processor-based, processor-first, processor-centric device architecture targeted at system architects and software developers.  The issue also includes several informative methodology and instructive how-to articles.

"This issue has a great mix of content, but will be of particular interest to embedded designers," said Xcell Journal Publisher Mike Santarini. "The extensible processing platform is an exciting new architecture that will likely change the game in the embedded world, offering a familiar ARM processor-based design methodology and ecosystem to decrease development time and speed time-to-market."

Once again, Xcell Journal readers are invited to write a humorous caption for an interesting piece of art in  Xclamations section for a chance to win a new Spartan®-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit. After deliberations, Xcell's staff will award the author of the best caption with a new Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit  and recognize second and third place submissions with a Xilinx promotional gift.

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Xcell Journal Spring Edition Highlights

Cover Story: Xilinx Architects ARM Processor-Based Processor-First, Processor-Centric Device

Design Methodology, Applications, How-to Features

• Xcellence in Wired Communications: Using Xilinx FPGAs to Accelerate Packet Processing

• Xcellence in Automotive & ISM: Control Plane/Data Plane Video Processing with a Xilinx FPGA

• Xplanation FPGA 101: A Xilinx FPGA Route Toward Implementing DisplayPort

Opinions and Xtras

Letter From the Publisher: Xilinx Processor-First Architecture: Catalyst for Mainstream ESL?

• Xpert Opinion: BDTI Study Certifies High-Level Synthesis Flows for DSP-Centric FPGA Design

• Xamples: A Mix of New and Popular Application Notes

• Xtra, Xtra: Xilinx's Latest Platforms

• Tools of Xcellence: A Bit of News About Our Partners and Their Latest Offerings

• Supply an Xceptional Caption for Our Artwork and Win an SP601 Evaluation Kit

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 accessible on any standard Internet browser, requiring no software downloads and allowing readers to browse, search, make notes, email author and click through to advertiser web sites.

Xcell Journal is distributed worldwide to a subscriber base of application engineers, consultants, corporate executives, and engineering managers; hardware, software and system engineers; marketing professionals, educators, and researchers. 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 programmable platforms, with more than 50 percent market share in the programmable logic device (PLD) segment of the semiconductor industry.  For more information, visit

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Editorial Contacts:

Lisa Washington

Xilinx, Inc.


SOURCE Xilinx, Inc.