Bruce Karsten is a Processor Specialist Field Applications Engineer based in the Chicago (IL) area and has advocated for and supported Xilinx Embedded applications for 15 years. Bruce has aided customers to utilize Microblaze, PowerPC, and ARM CPUs as implemented in device families from Spartan-3 / Virtex2 through Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and now moving into Versal. Bruce is involved in embedded engagements from the early phases of educating on new technology and assisting with architectural decisions through development, board bring up, and integration. Bruce has enjoyed enabling the adoption of Xilinx Embedded technology in the gamut of markets Xilinx plays in which include Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Medical, and Wireless. Outside of work, Bruce turns his attention to photography, waverunning, kayaking, hiking, and attending sporting and concert events with his youngest son (#1 Cubs fan).