Xilinx Accelerates Productivity in Industrial Automation with Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs

 Xilinx Accelerates Productivity in Industrial Automation with Zynq-7000 All
                              Programmable SoCs

Xilinx demonstrates new design platform that enables industrial designers to
deliver high performance and increased safety for motion control and
industrial networking solutions

PR Newswire

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 26, 2012

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
today introduced new, All Programmable solutions for meeting the challenges of
advanced motion control, real-time industrial networking, machine vision and a
host of other next-generation industrial automation applications. Xilinx's
hardware and software technologies for developing systems with Zynq™-7000 All
Programmable SoCs at their heart, accelerates design productivity while
increasing system performance and safety through single-chip system

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Xilinx is showcasing its latest solutions, all available today, for industrial
automation at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2012, Europe's leading conference and exhibition
on industrial automation, in Hall 6, Stand 200.

"The industrial automation market is driven by increasing of Overall Equipment
Effectiveness (OEE) to achieve higher productivity, lower total cost of
ownership, while increasing safety requirements and system features," said
Yousef Khalilollahi, senior director, business segments at Xilinx. "Meeting
this demand requires systems with faster compute performance, higher data
bandwidth, real-time monitoring and system level integration. Xilinx's
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs and FPGAs enable system developers to meet
such stringent design goals not achievable with a traditional multi-chip

The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC architecture seamlessly integrates a
feature-rich ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system that supports
the ARM TrustZone® safety technology within the Xilinx® 28nm programmable
logic in a single device. The Zynq-7000 devices target numerous applications
in various markets that have strict needs of safety and reliability
requirements such as industrial, scientific and medical, as well as Aerospace
& Defense and automotive applications. The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs
have already been adopted by industrial customers for system integration,
increased performance and reduced BOM costs.

Xilinx at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2012

At SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2012, attendees can see Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs in
action in several industrial automation systems including motion control and
real-time networking. Xilinx Alliance Program member, QDESYS, will be at
Xilinx's booth demonstrating a high-performance motion control application on
the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Intelligent Drives Platform, showcasing
Gigabit Ethernet tightly coupled networking, advanced motor and motion control
implementing innovative low EMI power modulation scheme. Enabled with
graphical user interface (GUI) and a powerful component object model (COM)
interface for Windows applications, designers can perform in-depth analysis
and control of their motion systems achieving performance increase compared to
traditional ASSP solutions.

Visitors can also see how POWERLINK, the industrial market's leading real-time
networking protocol, is implemented using the programmable system integration
capabilities of the Zynq-7000 family. Open Source IP cores and source code for
Zynq-7000 devices are available for free at the Ethernet POWERLINK Consortium
web site.

The Avnet Motor Control FMC Module in combination with the Xilinx Spartan®-6
FPGA Industrial Ethernet Kit will showcase a state-of-art dual-core lockstep
motor control application only available from Xilinx that will assist
designers in achieving IEC61508 functional safety certification for their

Finally, Xilinx Alliance Program member, SOC-e, will demonstrate high
availability seamless redundancy (HSR) Ethernet communications based on
Spartan-6 FPGAs according to IEC62439.

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Intelligent Drives Platform Available Today

Xilinx's new Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Intelligent Drives Platform in
conjunction with Xilinx Alliance Program members provide the necessary
hardware, design tools, motors, IP cores and reference designs for
accelerating the design and implementation of industrial embedded control
systems. The platform is ideal for designs requiring single-chip,
high-performance motor control and/or industrial networking capability. The
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Intelligent Drives Platform, the industrial
networking IP cores and the motor control IP cores are available now.
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs are available today in industrial grade
temperatures –40°C to +100°C.

Xilinx will also be presenting an upcoming webinar titled, "Increasing System
Efficiency and Performance in Factory Automation: How All Programmable
Technology is Displacing Traditional MCU Approaches" on Tuesday, December 11
at 4:00 p.m. PST. Register here.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable devices, 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 www.xilinx.com.


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