03-27-2012 10:58 AM - edited 04-12-2012 03:28 PM
Welcome back to our X-Fest 2012 Forum! We are extremely excited because our X-Fest kickoff event is less than a month away!
Today, we will be finishing up our overview of the Applications Track by taking a closer look at a course entitled “Sampling and Processing Real-World Data with Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs.” One of the biggest focuses of this class is to teach students about the benefits of using the Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs. Lower speed, higher resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) typically don’t require an FPGA for interface support or control. Yet, using an FPGA to control newer digitally controlled Analog Front-Ends (AFEs) can increase a design’s flexibility and improve in-system diagnostics. The FPGA can also be used to perform linearization, filtering and DC balancing to improve data conversion resolution. This course will explore both the new XADC analog-to-digital converter component in the 7 series FPGAs as well as low and medium speed discrete ADC’s and DACs, showing applications and techniques for boosting system performance.
As stated previously, the first event for X-Fest 2012 is less than a month away so if you haven’t registered yet, this is definitely the time to do it. Did we mention that X-Fest is a FREE event?! Find out more information and sign up today at: http://avnet.me/xfesttf