Silica has announced the dates and venues for its X-fest 2014 series of technical workshops and opened registration for the free, one-day technical workshops that offer how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx All Programmable products.
This year’s X-fest program features twelve technical courses based on Xilinx’s All Programmable devices, including the newly introduced UltraScale product family. Participants can choose up to four courses from any of the three educational tracks: Zynq and the IoT, Design Essentials, and Techniques and Applications.
In addition, attendees will be able to interact with industry experts and view hands-on product demonstrations featuring real-world solutions from top suppliers including Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments.
Dates and venues are October 7 in Antwerp, October 9 in Oslo, October 14 in Madrid October 16 in Gaydon, UK, October 21 in Milan, October 23 in Paris, October 28 in Stuttgart, November 3 in Odense and November 6 in Warsaw.
“As we open registration for our 2014/2015 global X-fest seminar series, I think back to our very first X-fest program 20 years ago. At the time, social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg was just 10 years old and the world hadn’t even heard of a smartphone,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “So much has changed, but one thing that has remained constant is Avnet’s commitment to harnessing the power of our broad ecosystem of suppliers to provide engineers with the state-of-the-art products, tools and training they need to bring groundbreaking new devices to market. We are excited to start a new X-fest season, bringing a fresh slate of instructional programs and innovative product introductions to our customers.”
“As a lead sponsor for X-fest 2014, Xilinx is working closely with Avnet to deploy yet another successful X-fest program in the fall,” said Chris Henry, vice president of sales operations at Xilinx. “X-fest is a great vehicle for thousands of design engineers to expand their knowledge of Xilinx’s All Programmable products and best in class application design.”

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