Getting Started with FPGAs: Digital Circuit Design, Verilog, and VHDL for Beginners

Getting Started with FPGAs: Digital Circuit Design, Verilog, and VHDL for Beginners

English | 2023 | ISBN: 978-1718502949 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 10 MB

Skip the complexity and learn to program FPGAs the easy way through this hands-on, beginner-friendly introduction to digital circuit design with Verilog and VHDL.

Whether you have been toying with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for years or are completely new to thesereprogrammable devices, this book will teach you to think like an FPGA engineer and develop reliable designs with confidence.

Through detailed code examples, patient explanations, and hands-on projects, Getting Started with FPGAs will actuallyget you started. Russell Merrick, creator of the popular blog, will guide you through the basics of digitallogic, look-up tables, and flip-flops, as well as high-level concepts like state machines. You’ll explore the fundamentals ofthe FPGA build process including simulation, synthesis, and place and route.You’ll learn about key FPGA primitives, suchas DSP blocks and PLLs, and examine how FPGAs handle math operations and I/O.

Code examples are provided in both Verilog and VHDL, making the book a valuable resource no matter your language ofchoice. You’ll discover how to:

  • Implement common design building blocks like multiplexers, LFSRs, and FIFOs
  • Cross between clock domains without triggering metastable conditions or timing errors
  • Avoid common pitfalls when performing math
  • Transmit and receive data at lightning speeds using SerDes
  • Write testbench code to verify your designs are working

With this accessible, hands-on guide, you’ll be creating your own functional FPGA projects in no time. Getting started with FPGAs has never been easier.