Rapid System Prototyping with FPGAs

Accelerating the design process

By

  • RC Cofer, Field Engineer and On-Site Training Specialist, Avnet Corporation, FL, USA
  • Benjamin Harding, Field Engineer and On-Site Training Specialist, Avnet Corp., Florida, USA

The push to move products to market as quickly and cheaply as possible is fiercer than ever, and accordingly, engineers are always looking for new ways to provide their companies with the edge over the competition. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), which are faster, denser, and more cost-effective than traditional programmable logic devices (PLDs), are quickly becoming one of the most widespread tools that embedded engineers can utilize in order to gain that needed edge. FPGAs are especially popular for prototyping designs, due to their superior speed and efficiency. This book hones in on that rapid prototyping aspect of FPGA use, showing designers exactly how they can cut time off production cycles and save their companies money drained by costly mistakes, via prototyping designs with FPGAs first. Reading it will take a designer with a basic knowledge of implementing FPGAs to the “next-level” of FPGA use because unlike broad beginner books on FPGAs, this book presents the required design skills in a focused, practical, example-oriented manner.
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Audience

PRIMARY MARKET: Embedded Design Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Computer Engineers, Software Engineers , System Engineers, Project ManagersSECONDARY MARKET: Seniors and post-graduate level electrical and computer engineering students

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7866-7


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: FPGA Fundamentals; Chapter 3: Optimizing the Development Cycle; Chapter 4: System Engineering; Chapter 5:FPGA Device Level Design Decisions; Chapter 6: Board-Level Design Decisions and Allocation; Chapter 7: Design Implementation; Chapter 8: Design Simulation; Chapter 9: Design Constraints and Optimization; Chapter 10: Configuration; Chapter 11: Board-Level Testing; Chapter 12: Advanced Topics Introduction; Chapter 13:Cores and Intellectual Property; Chapter 14: Embedded Processing Cores; Chapter 15: Digital Signal Processing; Chapter 16: Advanced Interconnects; Chapter 17: Bringing it All Together; Appendices; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Index