LONDON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its Zynq™-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) has been recognised as the Embedded System Product of the Year at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2011. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Park Plaza in London.
Established as an annual high point of the electronics industry, the Elektra Awards give the European industry the opportunity to recognise the achievements of individuals and companies. Xilinx was celebrated for achieving an industry first with its new family of devices that incorporate the ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system with 28nm programmable logic.
The Elektra judges were "impressed by the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform because it represents a definite change in programmable platform design. They see it as a genuine attempt to address applications beyond those of traditional FPGAs. Also, with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, it certainly has impressive performance."
"Having industry experts and editors consistently recognise the Zynq-7000 EPP as a key innovation for the electronic industry comforts us in the potential of this platform to change the way people are going to develop embedded systems in the future, as customers benefit from the high performance and low power of this platform, as well as the flexibility and scalability offered by the programmable logic to innovate and differentiate their products," said Lawrence Getman, Vice President of Processing Platforms.
The Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP is a family of four silicon devices that combine a complete ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated 28nm programmable logic. Each device is a processor-based system, capable of booting an OS from reset without needing to program the programmable logic. It enables system architects and embedded software developers to apply a combination of serial (using the ARM processor) and parallel (using programmable logic) processing to applications that require high levels of performance, while at the same time benefiting from higher integration as a way to reduce cost, power and size.
Zynq-7000 EPP (which started shipping in November 2011) is the industry's first extensible processing platform designed for embedded systems that require high levels of processing performance and low power in a cost effective, flexible, and scalable platform. Target markets include automotive driver assistance, intelligent video surveillance, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, broadcast, and next-generation wireless. To learn more about these applications, please visit www.xilinx.com/zynq.
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