FPGAs: Instant Access

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Overview

FPGAs are central to electronic design! The engineers designing these devices are in need of essential information at a moment's notice. The Instant Access Series provides all the critical content that a computer design engineer needs in his or her daily work.

This book provides an introduction to FPGAs as well as succinct overviews of fundamental concepts and basic programming. FPGAs are a customizable chip flexible enough to be deployed in a wide range of products and applications. There are several basic design flows detailed including ones based in C/C++, DSP, and HDL. This book is filled with images, figures, tables, and easy to find tips and tricks for the engineer that needs material fast to complete projects to deadline.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Fundamentals
CHAPTER 2 FPGA Architectures
CHAPTER 3 Programming (Configuring) an FPGA
CHAPTER 4 FPGA vs. ASIC Designs
CHAPTER 5 “Traditional” Design Flows
CHAPTER 6 Other Design Flows
CHAPTER 7 Using Design Tools
CHAPTER 8 Choosing the Right Device

• Tips and tricks feature that will help engineers get info fast and move on to the next issue
• Easily searchable content complete with tabs, chapter table of contents, bulleted lists, and boxed features
• Just the essentials, no need to page through material not needed for the current project

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750689748
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Instant Access Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the author of dozens of articles and papers appearing in magazines and at technical conferences around the world. Max's main area of interest are currently focused in the analog, digital, and mixed-signal simulation of integrated circuits and multichip modules.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Fundamentals
CHAPTER 2 FPGA Architectures
CHAPTER 3 Programming (Configuring) an FPGA
CHAPTER 4 FPGA vs. ASIC Designs
CHAPTER 5 “Traditional” Design Flows
CHAPTER 6 Other Design Flows
CHAPTER 7 Using Design Tools
CHAPTER 8 Choosing the Right Device

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