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Manuel Uhm - Xilinx's New Versal ACAP Portfolio

Today I talk to Manuel Uhm, the Director of Silicon Marketing at Xilinx, about Xilinx's new Versal ACAP portfolio of devices. These devices are especially interesting from the perspective of software radio given their highly heterogeneous topology, new features like hard "AI Engines" and the Network-on-Chip, and the "AI RF" series which is specialized for radio designs.

**Guest Bio:**

Manuel Uhm is the Director, Silicon Marketing at Xilinx, the leader in flexible and adaptive processing platforms. His focus is on Product Management for all device families, including the Versal ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform). Manuel is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Wireless Innovation Forum (formerly the SDR Forum), which is responsible for the CBRS standards for spectrum sharing between naval radar and commercial broadband services, as well as the SCA standard for military radios. He has served on the Board since 2003 in various roles including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Previously, Manuel was the NI SDR Director of Marketing at National Instruments, the leader in Software Defined Radio platforms. Before that, Manuel was the Marketing Director of Mobile for MIPS Technologies where he was responsible for leading MIPS’ penetration into the mobile industry. Prior to joining MIPS, Manuel had a previous stint at Xilinx as the Director of Wireless Communications, where he grew the wireless business into Xilinx’s #1 end market.

Manuel received his master of business administration from Simon Fraser University and studied electrical engineering at Queen’s University.

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