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Field Programable Gate Array - (FPGA)
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:41:27 PM »
The Great thing with FPGA's is that initially you do not actually need one to test your designs.

Since working FPGA designs take a significant amount of time to compile down and reduce the logic terms,  everybody initially works with simulators. That is to say you wire your code, simulate it and then finally you move the design to the physical FPGA logic.

As a result of this 'bottle neck' logic simulation tools are fairly advanced pieces of software, allowing most if not all elements of your design to be simulated and tested.

A good starter course can be found at:
FPGA design from scratch

Yes, it is a 50 part series (unfortunately unfinished); but it will take you from setting up your environment, right through to the final design and hardware implementation.

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