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X C L A M AT I O N S !

Xpress Yourself in Our Caption Contest

DANIEL GUIDERA

WILLIAM BISHOP, continuing lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, won a shiny new Avnet Spartan®-6 LX9 MicroBoard with this caption for the cartoon of the mime from Issue 80 of Xcell Journal:

f you’re feeling frisky and looking to Xercise your funny bone, here’s your opportunity. We invite readers to claw their way to our verbal challenge and submit an engineering- or technology-related caption for this cartoon showing what can happen when you turn your laboratory over to a clowder of cats. Anyone with cat hair gumming up their keyboards can relate. The image might inspire a caption like “It’s amazing what they can do, with or without a mouse.”

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Send your entries to xcell@xilinx.com. Include your name, job title, company affiliation and location, and indicate that you have read the contest rules at www.xilinx.com/xcellcontest. After due deliberation, we will print the submissions we like the best in the next issue of Xcell Journal. The winner will receive an Avnet Zedboard, featuring the Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC (http://www.zedboard.org/). Two runners-up will gain notoriety, fame and a cool, Xilinx-branded gift from our swag closet. The contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 23, 2012. All entries must be received by sponsor by 5 p.m. PT on Jan. 7, 2013. So, get out your catnip and pounce!

“I requisitioned an Artix, not an artist!” Congratulations as well to our two runners-up: “Misreading the FPGA design review checklist, Harold presents his static miming analysis.” – Greg Harrison, senior hardware engineer, Sealevel Systems. Liberty, S.C.

Age-old sales dilemma finally solved: How to bring an engineer along to a customer meeting without letting him say too much! – Vinay Agarwala, PMTS, design engineering, SeaMicro (now AMD)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a resident of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. Entries must be entirely original. Contest begins on Oct. 23, 2012. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Time (PT) on Jan. 7. 2013. Official rules available online at www.xilinx.com/xcellcontest. Sponsored by Xilinx, Inc. 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124.

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