The 8th International Workshop on the Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Nuclear Power Plants held its annual meeting of 2015 in Shanghai, China on October 13-16. Hosted by the State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Corporation and organized in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the China Atomic Energy Agency, this specifically focused professional meeting provided FPGA supporters – I&C designers, vendors, regulators, scientists and operation personnel – with the opportunity to see the progress in the FPGA technology development and the current status of FPGA-based applications in nuclear facilities around the world.
The agenda of the 4-day workshop included technical presentations, panel discussions and exhibition, all of which Radiy used to the utmost by sharing our experience in operation and maintenance of FPGA-based applications in Ukraine, Bulgaria and Argentina, by discussing licensing and certification issues of FPGA-based platform and applications, and exploring the issues of V&V and testing for FPGA development process.
Extensive discussions of various FPGA aspects indicate that the technology has gained more confidence by a growing number of FPGA-based installations where Radiy definitely has a leading position.
The Shanghai Workshop was also the opportunity to see long-time friends and colleagues, to catch up on the latest news and develop new business opportunities.