View All num of num See all Photos Xilinx This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.xilinx.com Employer Engaged Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 422 Reviews 792 Salaries 79 Interviews 99 Jobs Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Field Applications Engineer Interview Xilinx What is metastability? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ Metastability is a theoretical point of stability for a system, albeit any noise induced on that system would return the state of the system to points with higher stability. The classic example is a ball on top of a perfectly smooth hill. Theoretically if this ball is at the exact peak of the hill... it would be balanced. Although the slightest bit of wind would blow the ball to one side or the other. Bryan on Aug 15, 2013 Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.