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                           Registration Open


                           Program Announced

            7th Mil/Aerospace Applications of Programmable
            Logic Devices International Conference (MAPLD)

         Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
                           Washington, D.C.
                        September 8-10, 2004

                Hosted by the NASA Office of Logic Design

   Registration is now open for the 7th annual MAPLD International
   Conference, September 8-10, 2004, Washington, D.C.

   The MAPLD program features approximately 130 technical presentations
   in a variety of sessions, seminars, and workshops, as well as over 30
   Industrial and Government Exhibits covering programmable logic devices
   and technologies, digital engineering, and related fields for military
   and aerospace applications.  Devices, technologies, logic design,
   flight applications, fault tolerance, usage, reliability, radiation
   susceptibility, and encryption applications of programmable devices,
   processors, and adaptive computing systems in military and aerospace
   systems are among the subjects for the conference.  Abstracts are
   available on-line, via the conference home page.

   The Invited Speaker program will include:


      Rear Adm. Craig E. Steidle, USN (Ret.)
      NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems



      Captain John W. Young
      NASA Johnson Space Center

   SEMINARS - Two full-day seminars will be presented:

      • VHDL Synthesis for High-Reliability Systems
      • Aerospace Mishaps and Lessons Learned


      • "Why Is Space Exploration So Hard?  The Roles of Man and Machine"


      • Mitigation Methods for Reprogrammable Logic in
           The Space Radiation Environment
      • Reconfigurable Computing - New Extended Format!
      • PLD Failures, Analyses, and the Impact on Systems - NEW for 2004!!!
      • Digital Engineering and Computer Design - A Retrospective and
           Lessons Learned for Today's Engineers
           * Includes a disassembly and discussion of a Block II
             Apollo Guidance Computer by the engineers who designed it.
      • "An Application Engineer's View" - Back for 2004!
      • "NESC and Software" - a joint session of MAPLD and the NASA
           Engineering and Safety Center


      • Applications: Military and Aerospace
      • Systems and Design Tools
      • Radiation and Mitigation Techniques
      • Processors: General Purpose and Arithmetic
      • Reconfigurable Computing, Evolvable Hardware, and Security
      • Poster Session


      NASA Office of Logic Design         Mentor Graphics Corporation
      Xilinx Corporation                  Synthworks
      Tensilica                           Actel Corporation
      Annapolis Microsystems              Space Micro, Inc.
      SEAKR Engineering                   Aldec
      IEEE Aerospace and Electronics      Systems Society
      Hier Design                         Global Velocity
      Lattice Semiconductor               Quicksilver Technology
      Celoxica                            BAE Systems
      The Andraka Consulting Group        Aeroflex
      Synopsys                            Peregrine Semiconductor
      Starbridgesystems                   Condor Engineering
      AccelChip                           NASA Engineering and Safety Center
      Synplicity                          Defense Microelectronics Activity
      Southwest Research Institute        Altera
      SRC Computers                       Mathstar

   CONFERENCE HOME PAGE - - contains
   an abundance of information on both technical and programmatic
   aspects of the conference.   This conference is open to US and foreign
   participation and is not classified.  For related information, please
   see the NASA Office of Logic Design Web Site ( ).

   For more information, please visit
   or contact:

      Richard Katz - Conference Chair   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center               Tel: (301) 286-9705

   Late abstracts will be accepted for poster and worshop sessions only.
   Please send submissions to

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