The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs: Devices, Tools and Flows

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Elsevier, Jun 16, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 542 pages
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Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are devices that provide a fast, low-cost way for embedded system designers to customize products and deliver new versions with upgraded features, because they can handle very complicated functions, and be reconfigured an infinite number of times. In addition to introducing the various architectural features available in the latest generation of FPGAs, The Design Warrior’s Guide to FPGAs also covers different design tools and flows.

This book covers information ranging from schematic-driven entry, through traditional HDL/RTL-based simulation and logic synthesis, all the way up to the current state-of-the-art in pure C/C++ design capture and synthesis technology. Also discussed are specialist areas such as mixed hardward/software and DSP-based design flows, along with innovative new devices such as field programmable node arrays (FPNAs).

Clive "Max" Maxfield is a bestselling author and engineer with a large following in the electronic design automation (EDA)and embedded systems industry. In this comprehensive book, he covers all the issues of interest to designers working with, or contemplating a move to, FPGAs in their product designs. While other books cover fragments of FPGA technology or applications this is the first to focus exclusively and comprehensively on FPGA use for embedded systems.
  • First book to focus exclusively and comprehensively on FPGA use in embedded designs
  • World-renowned best-selling author
  • Will help engineers get familiar and succeed with this new technology by providing much-needed advice on choosing the right FPGA for any design project
 

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Contents

body
1
2 Fundamental Concepts
9
3 The Origin of FPGAs
25
4 Alternative FPGA Architectures
57
5 Programming SConfiguringw an FPGA
99
6 Who Are All the Players?
115
7 FPGA Versus ASIC Design Styles
121
8 SchematicBased Design Flows
133
18 Migrating ASIC Designs to FPGAs and Vice Versa
293
19 SimulationI SynthesisI VerificationI etcB Design Tools
299
20 Choosing the Right Device
343
21 Gigabit Transceivers
353
22 Reconfigurable Computing
373
23 FieldProgrammable Node Arrays
381
24 Independent Design Tools
397
25 Creating an OpenSourceBased Design Flow
407

9 HDLBased Design Flows
153
10 Silicon Virtual Prototyping for FPGAs
179
11 CCbb etcBased Design Flows
193
12 DSPIBased Design Flows
217
13 Embedded ProcessorBased Design Flows
239
14 Modular and Incremental Design
259
15 HighSpeed Design and Other PCB Considerations
267
16 Observing Internal Nodes in an FPGA
277
17 Intellectual Property
287
26 Future FPGA Developments
419
back matter
429
DeepSubmicron Delay Effects 101
443
Linear Feedback Shift Registers 101
465
Glossary
485
About the Author
525
Index
527
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About the author (2004)

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.