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Connect, Learn, and Share at XDF 2018

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Connect. Learn. Share. Those are three key activities of XDF. XDF stands for the Xilinx Developer Forum and we are thrilled to be holding our second annual XDF this coming October in San Jose, Calif., with two other regional XDFs following in Beijing and Frankfurt. 

This year’s XDF will be bigger and better than ever before. It will be held at the beautiful Fairmont San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley on Oct. 1 and 2 and is designed for those that have used Xilinx products before as well as those who are new or just curious about Xilinx’s adaptable and intelligent technology. XDF will offer more than 50 technical sessions, 20 hours of hands-on developer labs and tutorials, plus over 40 exhibitor demos.

Attendees can learn more about upcoming products and platforms like the forthcoming “Project Everest,” and hear directly from Xilinx’s president and CEO, Victor Peng, who will deliver the XDF keynote on day 2.

There will be hands-on developer labs for cloud and edge applications as well as tutorials and developer deep dives on a variety of products and technologies. We will cover edge-to-cloud machine learning tools, libraries and framework support including ML Suite and new edge and endpoint solutions from our new DeePhi team. We will also offer insight into embedded system software, edge software development, cloud software development, development through frameworks, and of course, hardware design.

If you’re looking to meet and connect with experts, check out the developer hangouts, hosted by Amazon Web Services and Avnet where you can spend time with cloud and edge developers with the knowhow to help you tackle your next design. Don’t forget to grab a snack while you’re there!

Featured speakers include Ford Research, who will share information about how it has developed technology for the car maker’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) using SDSoC. Arm will discuss how it is bringing the benefits of Cortex-M processors to Xilinx developers. And SK Telecom (SKT) will explain how it deployed Xilinx FPGAs to support its automatic speech recognition (ASR) service running its Virtual Personal Assistant, NUGU. SKT achieved up to five times higher performance in automatic speech recognition applications compared to the service delivered by GPUs. More importantly, Xilinx technology delivered 16 times better performance-per-watt.

Check out our amazing line up and plan your visit by reviewing this agenda. Register to secure your spot at It’s free to attend! And if you can’t make it, check out XDF Beijing on Oct. 16 and XDF Frankfurt on Dec. 10.