In this panel discussion of industry experts from top suppliers, we will level-up our FPGA technology skills by continuing the journey as an FPGA developer/engineer and considering future FPGA technology needs and design tool trends that should be considered in new product designs.


The panel discussion will conclude with a demo of each panelists favorite FPGA development board. There will be  an audience Q&A at the end of the panel discussion.


Questions the Expert Panel Will Discuss:


  • Questions from Our Element14 Community Events
    • Our host will pose a series of questions directly from Element14 community members that were brought up in other Summer of FPGA events


  • Future of Design Tools
    • Can designers program FPGAs using schematic capture today or in the future?
    • Is there possibility of a universal tool for FPGA development emerging that is supported across all vendors?
    • Do you foresee public FPGA designs that do not use VHDL or Verilog?


  • Future of FPGA Devices
    • Do you think there will be a technology migration to increase some additional programmable 'FPGA' around dedicated MCU to create flexible and powerful devices?
    • Are there any plans to release any pre-soldered device modules?
    • How can FPGA devices help designers build some additional flexibility to navigate any uncertainty the whole industry is facing around the Arm acquisition?


  • FPGA Development Board Demos
    • Our panelists each will share a quick demo of their favorite FPGA Development Board.




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The Panelists:


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Jayson Bethurem, Product Line Manager at Xilinx Martin Kellermann, Business Development Manager for FPGA at Microchip
Jayson is the Product Line Manager for Xilinx’s Cost-Optimized Portfolio, which includes Spartan, Artix, and Zynq-7000 devices. With over 20 years of Xilinx design, technical support, training, and marketing experience, Jayson leads the design of multiple evaluation boards, such as the Spartan-6LX9 Microboard, Zedboard, and MicroZed.

Martin joined Microchip as Business Development Manager for FPGA covering EMEA. In this role Martin uses his deep FPGA experience to enable clients building optimized systems and achieve their requirements using Microchip FPGAs and SoCs.  He has previous experience at Xilinx, where several application-notes were created and patents were filed and granted.

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The Moderator:

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Steve Hossner, Senior Manager of Product Enablement at Lattice
Tom Curran, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Avnet
Steve has over 25 years of experience in the FPGA industry.  At Lattice, he has led the development of multiple evaluation boards and kits showcasing the low power, low cost and small footprint portfolio of FPGA products.  In addition, Steve works with the solution, documentation and technical support teams to enable our customers to quickly and reliably get to production. I got sucked into the world of FPGAs and programmable logic early in my career working for a company that developed embedded controls for bottle labeling machines, and I’ve never looked back.  I now work in Avnet's Products & Emerging Technologies group, mostly working on Linux and software applications for our Zed and UltraZed family of Zynq and Zynq MPSoC SOMs and SBCs like the Ultra96-V2.
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