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Meeting ArchiveOctober Meeting:
Wednesday October 27, 2010
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What?s the big deal about Xilinx?

The October 2010 meeting of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern New Jersey (www.TechnologyOnTap.org)is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30 PM

Xilinx is one of those brand names that are instantly meaningful to those few of us who are familiar with their products ? but to most, it?s just a vague keyword.

It should not be so. Xilinx, now a $3B company, invented FPGAs in 1995. FPGAs (Field Programmable Integrated Circuits) are end-user customizable digital integrated circuits used in a wide variety of applications including Communications Systems, Video, Signal Acquisition, Signal Processing and Embedded Processing.

Join us with Ed McCauley, one of Xilinx?s original employees, for a discussion of Xilinx?s silicon, software, and design methodologies. Ed is president of Bottom Line Technologies, Xilinx?s exclusive regional training partner and founder of Xilinx?s 3rd party consultant program.

Our presentation is not a design course ? it aims to acquaint the participants with the company and its unique product.

For well over 20 years, Ed McCauley has been President of Bottom Line Technologies Inc. (BLT), which provides design services, as well as training in the areas of design, technical sales and management.

Ed is primarily responsible for Marketing, Sales, and Finance at BLT although his engineering and project management skills are often called upon to fulfill client needs.

Ed started his career as part of the startup team at Datatel Inc., a Cherry Hill, NJ based data communications company. He designed and managed dozens of products as the company grew from the basement to over 300 people and an acquisition. After seven years gaining engineering, project management, and production experience, Ed expanded into marketing and sales by joining start-up "Xilinx" as FAE covering the northeastern US. He went on to manage technical sales and technical management of all Reps and Distributors in his territory. Ed left Xilinx in 1989 after Xilinx's IPO to start BLT.

After helping Xilinx create their Xpert design services division, Ed led BLT from its focus on Xilinx to a broad based design services organization. Today, BLT combines the latest technologies with specialization in a variety of services to offer commercial and mil/gov clients the most reliable, expedient and economical path to market.

Ed is an alumnus of The U.S. Naval Academy, Rutgers and Drexel Universities, a long-time member of CNNNJ, and can be contacted at (888) XILINX1 or via email: ed.mccauley@bltinc.com


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Wednesday October 27, 6:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Morris County Library,
30 East Hanover Avenue,
Whippany, NJ
6:30 - 8:30pm
Contact: 973-728-0344, robert@rdwalker.com

www.mclib.info directions to the meeting.