Workshop 2002 Review

The workshop 2002 was held on 3rd-4th September 2002 at the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Chalfont Campus, Chalfont St. Giles. It provided a useful forum to discuss aspects relating to the teaching and research activities undertaken using programmable devices in Higher Education today.

Evening presentation

The evening presentation was provided by Stephen Neuhold and Nick Mehta from the Xilinx Applications Group in Wevbridge, UK. A thorough and interesting presentation on the work undertaken and products provided by Xilinx was provided, showing how the technological trends are being introduced into the FPGA and CPLD devices.


5 oral presentations and 4 demonstrations, along with the RAL roadshow formed the workshop morning session. Stephen Neuhold and Nick Mehta from the Xilinx Applications Group demonstrated FPGA and CPLD products, and Adrian Bratt from Anadigm provided a visual and audio demonstration of their FPAA devices. The RAL roadshow provided an update into the Europractice software support and product portfolio. In the afternoon, alongside the AGM, Peter Hicks provided an update of the EDEC software and John McLean provided the annual Europractice software support update and Microelectronics Support Centre (MSC) updates.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held in the afternoon of the 4th September. The AGM presentation slides are provided below. 

Key points to note are:

Thanks to all those who contributed and attended the workshop. Additional thanks to Xilinx for their sponsorship of the workshop.




Last Update: 1st November 2002