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FPGAs - Flexible Friends or Root of all Evil?


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A close look at the use of FPGA devices in circuits, including the pros and cons of their use. Arranged by Scotland South East

Date and Time

20 March 2013 - 19:00-21:00


Edinburgh, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Scotland South East local network. Contact Robert D'Arcy for more information.

About this event

"FPGAs: Flexible Friend or Root of all Evil?" is a talk about FPGA (Field-programmable gate arrays).  The talk will be presented by Dr Carol Marsh and Mr Eddie Power of Selex ES.

This talk will look at the development of Programmable Logic Devices ( PLDs ) from simple PALs through to Complex FPGAs, and their impact on the development of the Processing Domain.   The Pros /Cons of the FPGA as a Processing Solution in its own right shall be considered, as will some of the perceived difficulties of FPGA design.   Finally they will explore some of the newer design methodologies being used to fully exploit the capabilities of programmable devices available today.


The presenters:
Eddie is the Company's Firmware Functional Lead in the UK.   He is a Fellow of the IET and a Selex-ES Technical Fellow. He has a background in the design of Processors, FPGAs and Software for application in the Air, Naval, Land and Space domains.   His interests include the application of new design methodologies to support the exploitation of Emerging Processing Technologies. 

Carol is the Firmware Process Lead in the UK. She is also a Fellow of the IET. Carol completed an Engineering Doctorate in System Level Integration in 2011 winning 3 awards.   She has worked in the defence, telecommunications and security intellectual property industries, primarily in the Firmware field.   Carol is President Elect of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).






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For more information please contact Robert D'Arcy.

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