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Xilinx Space and Defence Seminar, Hosted by Avnet (Sydney)

October 6 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Avnet take the health and well-being of our customers, suppliers and employees seriously and with the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, Avnet have decided to postpone this event from February, 2020 to October, 2020. Avnet humbly apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Avnet has invited Xilinx Space and Defence Systems Architects to Australia to present to its customers the following topics:

Topics :

                 Trends in Space Applications

                 Xilinx solutions for Space Applications

                 New 20nm Adaptive Kintex UltraScale Space Grade FPGAs

                 Machine Learning for Space Applications

                 A&D Devices and 7nm Roadmap

                 Designing Radar using RFSoC

                 Challenges and Best Practice

                 Success Story using Alveo in A&D Applications

About the Presenters:

Luke Miller works closely with Xilinx Leadership, Product Planners, DoD and Customers to achieve product success and exclusive access to RADAR/EW/ISR + FPGA/ACAP+ DSP leadership. Math, algorithms, and DSP are Luke’s specialties and he regularly communicates to diverse audiences, from engineers to executives. Luke has held a variety of diverse engineering roles from UAV Antenna Design, ASIC design to the design and deployment of many RADAR/EW systems. Luke is considered a thought leader and expert in the Realm of Semiconductors and RADAR/EW and has been a contributor to many articles, webinars, publications and speaking events. Luke received his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and holds patents in FPGA technology specifically addressing Power and Adaptive Beamforming.

Minal Sawant is the Systems Architect and Marketing lead for Space Applications at Xilinx, an American technology company that is the inventor of FPGA, programmable SoC and now ACAP striving to build the Adaptable and Intelligent world. In her current role she drives the business strategy for Xilinx Space solutions and drives enablement of new generation space platforms and architectures. She has supported space and high reliability markets for over 20 years. Previously Minal worked as the chief of staff to the Marketing Vice President at Intel PSG, acting as a strategist to implement and execute key initiatives focused on growing the FPGA business. She started her career as Failure Analysis Engineer at Actel (now Microchip), followed by product engineering management roles driving MIL-STD-883B qualifications for Military, Space, Avionics and Automotive markets based on Antifuse and Flash products. In her Marketing and Business Development roles at Microsemi and Cypress Semiconductor she drove definition, execution and introduction of new products to the Space market. Minal holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma, Norman.


Who Should Attend this event?

This event is perfect for Project Managers, System Architects, Design Engineers and Data Scientists

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Venue will be provided upon Avnet acceptance of the submission. Venue is close to public transport with parking also available

What can I bring into the event?

Your enthusiasm. Lunch is provided at the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to contact your local Avnet or Element14 if you have any questions

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is always good to bring, but if you misplace then this will not be an issue.


Where is the venue for the seminar?

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Ainsworth Building (J17)

Design Next Studio (Level 5)

Is parking available?

Yes it is though it is pay for parking.

Barker Street Parking Station Building (N18)

Parking station access via Gate 14, Barker Street, UNSW

Xilinx Space And Defence Seminar, Hosted By Avnet


Ainsworth Building, Level 5, The Design Next Studio University of NSW, Sydney, NSW
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