Xilinx ACAP

What Is the Versal ACAP?

What Is an ACAP? In 2018, Xilinx® introduced the industry’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform, commonly known as an ACAP. If you’re new to this technology, here’s a quick primer to get your started. What it Is Xilinx describes the ACAP as “a highly integrated multi-core heterogeneous compute platform that can be changed at the … Continued

Spartan-6 Migration: What You Need to Know

Does Your Spartan-6 Based Design Need to Stay in Production? The Xilinx® Spartan-6® FPGA chip is a workhorse. But—as you’ve no doubt heard—the Spartan-6 is experiencing significant supply chain issues. Supplies are extremely limited and lead times far exceed those of newer Xilinx products. So now’s the time to consider whether your designs depend on Xilinx … Continued

What It’s Like to Work at BLT

BLT is always on the lookout to recruit stellar FPGA engineers and design engineers. Naturally, many of these candidates want to know about the culture and day-to-day experience at BLT. So we sat down with two project engineers to share their impressions of what working at BLT is like.   The Challenge Obviously, a big … Continued
Bottom Line Name

BLT’s Name: What’s the Bottom Line?

We’re BLT. And That’s the Bottom Line. What’s in a name? Well, for a legal business entity, lots. So it’s important that we—and you, our Clients, partners and prospects—are clear about who BLT is. The Beginning: Bottom Line Technologies BLT was founded as Bottom Line Technologies, Inc. in 1989. Our president, Ed McCauley, held BLT … Continued
HLS Patch for Vitis and Vivado

HLS Patch for Vitis and Vivado

Xilinx releases HLS Patch to Fix Export Error If you use HLS in the Xilinx® Vitis™ and/or Vivado® tools, you may have encountered an export error. The error began on January 1, 2022. This applies to designs for Versal® ACAPs, Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoCs and other devices that use high-level synthesis. This new error causes the … Continued
BLT logo in red and green

Holiday Happenings at BLT

Getting in the Holiday Spirit It’s December, and around BLT, that means getting into the holiday spirit. We kicked off the holiday season with our annual BLT holiday party. We had quite a crowd in attendance for our festive bash at The Turf Valley. Even Santa made an appearance! We celebrated with delicious food and … Continued
BLT Supports Local STEM at CARA Fest 2021

BLT Supports Local STEM at CARA Fest 2021

Hamming It Up at CARA Fest The Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) held its annual convention, CARA Fest, earlier this October, and BLT was there in force, sponsoring a pavilion for local STEM organizations to show off and celebrate their passion for technology. Running for over 20 years, CARA Fest is a yearly gathering in … Continued
Team on the Beach

BLT’s Cozumel Retreat Yields Exciting Initiatives

There are a lot of exciting things happening at BLT right now, but the highlight of the summer was our 2021 Company Retreat in Cozumel, Mexico. Typically, BLT holds a retreat every other year, but the 2020 trip was postponed due to the pandemic. As you can imagine, that made the entire team more excited … Continued
aerospace & defense

Xilinx Announces New Aerospace & Defense-Grade Versal Platforms

 Xilinx’s virtual conference Xilinx Adapt 2021 is going on now through September 16, but we know some major highlights already. The company has announced two new versions of its Versal ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform) products specialized for the aerospace and defense industries: the space-grade XQR Versal portfolio and the defense-grade XQ ruggedized Versal portfolio. … Continued
BLT Training Center Construction

New BLT Training Center

Course Calendar Sneak Peak at the New BLT Training Center While it may not look like much yet, we're excited to announce that our new BLT Training Center is under construction and will be ready soon. Our new facility will feature 2 spacious classrooms, 2 state-of-the-art live e-learning studios, and additional space for students on … Continued