NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.

2004 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 8-10, 2004

"An Application Engineer's View"



Brendan Bridgford
Xilinx Corporation

Ed Patnaude of Maxwell Technologies
Ed Patnaude
Maxwell Technologies
Jonathan Alexander: Manager, Applications Consulting, Actel Corporation
Jonathan Alexander
Actel Corporation


This segment, "An Application's Engineer's View," was held for the first time in 2003.   In this segment, application engineers will each present their answer to several questions, sent in by our attendees and the Technical Committee, in round robin format.   Please send potential questions in to  These are the two questions so far (preliminary) on the books:

  1. Discuss a common and serious HDL coding error seen in military and aerospace designs.
  2. Discuss the most valuable testing and troubleshooting techniques that many engineers are either unaware of or do not use.
  3. What is the most common and subtle application error for non-volatile memories?

Next, like all MAPLD talks, a question and answer period will follow.  These can be follow-up questions to the answers already presented or any new, on-topic question.

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