Avnet Silica


Date: February 04, 2021
Time: 03:00 PM CET
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Registration: HERE

In this webinar, Jason Timpe, a Xilinx aerospace and defense system
architect, will describe how the latest Xilinx Adaptive Computing Platforms
can be used to create adaptable solutions for next generation radar and
EW systems. The webinar will discuss trends in the field and how these
lead to new technical challenges for designers. Several Xilinx platforms will
be discussed along with how they can be used to meet the requirements
of radar and EW systems.

The RFSoC (radar frequency system on chip) family creates gamechanging
performance by integrating high sample rate data converters
into the silicon of the Ultrascale+ system on chip.

The HBM (high bandwidth memory) family performs similar
improvements for digital recording by incorporating memory into the

And the Xilinx 7-nm family, Versal, is a truly adaptive computing Adaptive
SoC providing the processing and flexibility to address the needs of
aerospace and defense customers.

In addition, a discussion of Xilinx development tools and design
methodologies will describe how your products can be brought to market
rapidly despite the increased complexity. Together with the Xilinx and
Avnet Silica support teams, these tools and platforms will allow you to
rapidly meet your customer’s ever-changing needs in the area of radar
and EW.

Paul Leys, Avnet Silica – Market Segment Manager – Aerospace & Defence
Paul Leys is the Market Segment Manager for the Aerospace and Defense business at Avnet
Silica. He supports the Avnet Silica EMEAI A+D business with the team of local Account
Managers and FAEs. He has supported this business for over 25 years and has a particular
passion for the Avionics industry. The Avnet Silica goal is to be able to offer a wide range of
reliable and leading edge electronic component solutions to its Highrel customers.


Jason Vidmar, Xilinx – A&D’s Radar/EW System Architect
Jason leads and manages Xilinx’s overall efforts for their existing and new products in the
Radar/EW market globally. Before he joined Xilinx Jason worked for BAE Systems in Nashua, NH
for 8 years doing FPGA, mixed signal and digital design on IR and EW systems for programs like
JSF and then moved to California to work for Sun Microsystems (Oracle, Inc.) doing FPGA design
for next gen blade server systems. Before joining Xilinx Jason worked for Northrop-Grumman
Corporation for 6 years and was responsible for technical direction of FPGAs spanning an entire
RF product line and championed adoption of new technologies like Xilinx’s RFSoC.