Learn how to integrate Xilinx FPGAs with high-speed data converters

avnetfpgadevkitPhoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA), along with MathWorks and Texas Instruments (TI), is offering a new series of workshops targeted at digital signal processing (DSP) system design using Xilinx FPGAs with high-speed data converters. These workshops will start on September 21, 2010, and will be held at locations throughout North America.

Engineers from Avnet and TI will present at the two-day, hands-on workshops with topics ranging from data converter architecture, analog signal conditioning, high-performance clocking, high-speed interfaces and FPGA-based digital signal processing. Attendees will learn about TI’s portfolio of high-speed data converters and ways to integrate them into Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms based on Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs.

Hands-on labs, featuring TI’s data converter EVM bundle, Xilinx DSP design tools/IP and MathWorks’ MATLAB and Simulink model-based design, will introduce engineers to system-level concepts that are powerful and intuitive.

Each workshop costs $595 per attendee and covers the full two days of lectures, labs and meals. Attendees will also receive a coupon or discount for their choice of either: $400 off an AES-V6DSP-LX240T-G Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit or an AES-S6DSP-LX150T-G Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit.

They will also receive $650 off a TI TSW4200 Dual ADC and Dual DAC Development Platform for Xilinx Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs or any other combination of compatible TI high-speed converter EVMs. Coupons and discounts will be supplied at the event to registered customers only. Visit for more information about the workshops.