About Us

The lead authors are from University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and have worked with Xilinx tools and devices for many years.  This has been largely focused around DSP (digital signal processing), and more recently on Software Defined Radio (SDR).  Our work in the early 2000’s started on the Virtex devices, moving to the Virtex-2 where the innovative embedded multipliers opened up the world of high speed DSP and digital communications.  In more recent times we started to work with the various generations of the Virtex family, and then with the Zynq in recent years, and now the Zynq MPSoC. Next stop? – The Xilinx RFSoC – part of the MPSoC family, but with additional features of multiply channels of direct sampling GHz rate ADCs and DACs on chip.  Its the ultimate SDR – watch this space for our future releases on the RFSoC!


Over recent years, the group have published a number of other books.   All available as free PDF downloads, or as paper copies to buy from Amazon.  Just follow the links below to get a PDF copy or a paper hard copy (via Amazon). 

Some Other Exciting Projects

Within the group at University of Strathclyde, we have a number live projects working with and using Xilinx devices.  One of the highest profile is our 5GRuralFirst project, alongside a number of partners including Cisco, BBC, CloudNet, Agri-Pi, Microsoft and others.  This project is co-funded of the UK DCMS 5G Testbed and Trials programme and part of the project features a live private LTE/5G network with Zynq powered basestations on the (rural) Orkney Islands at the very north of Scotland.