CFP: 2004 MAPLD International Conference

Call for Papers

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

The 7th annual MAPLD International Conference's extensive program will include presentations, seminars, workshops, and exhibits on 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.

We are planning an exciting event with presentations by Government, industry, and academia, including talks by distinguished Invited Speakers. 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

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This year, there will be special emphasis on the following themes:

? "War Stories" and Lessons Learned ? Programmable Logic and Obsolescence Issues ? Implementing high performance, high reliability processor cores. ? Logic design evaluation, design guidelines, and recommendations. ? Verification methods for radiation hardness and fault tolerance. ? Applications such as MIL-STD interfaces, UAV's, and controllers. ? Automated Checkers for low reliability design constructs. ? PLD tools/methods that we need but vendors don't supply.


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- contains an abundance of information on both technical and programmatic aspects of the conference.

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 ? "An Application Engineer's View" - Back for 2004! ? "NESC and Software" - a joint session of MAPLD and the NASA Engineering and Saftey 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

INDUSTRIAL and GOVERNMENT EXHIBITS AND SPONSORS (early reservations, more to come):

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 Nallatech The Andraka Consulting Group Aeroflex Synopsys Peregrine Semiconductor Starbridgesystems Condor Engineering AccelChip NASA Engineering and Safety Center

For more information, please visit

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or contact:

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

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