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  • Fair enough, Thanks.

  • Here are two free online tutorials from Altera. I do not work for Altera, but I am interested in the material you would like to be covered. These are basic and cover what is an FPGA and how to do a first design. Please let me know what other information you would like to learn for newbie designers to FPGA. I am trying to put together some tutorials and training for hobby folks. You will be able to: Describe the technologies that make up modern CPLD and FPGA devices Understand how programmable logic devices are programmed Understand the differences between CPLD and FPGA devices Choose the right device technology for a design

    and You will be able to: Understand the benefits and advantages to including FPGAs in your system designs Start a new FPGA design in the Quartus II Software Create a schematic using the schematic editor Convert HDL files into schematic symbols Create basic pin and timing constraints Compile a design and program an FPGA

  • I gave a power point presentation last night to our robotics club about FPGAs. My big point was that it is not CPU vs FPGA, it is CPU + FPGA. I have been around the industry for a lot of years at, I have worked with both Xilinx and Altera products. At the moment, my preference is Altera tools and verilog language. I have eval boards for both zynq7000 and Cyclone V ST right now and I love the SoC concept(these are similar offerings from both companies with ARM core plus programmable logic). I am laying out a PCB for hobby UAV that uses the Cyclone V ST. My tact is to show what the chip can do and what the cost is while developing ways to bring new people on board. After giving some examples of what is possible with these new SoC devices, the last bullet says "These are more complex to work with, but I can teach you." And now we come full circle to the article, there are a lot of concepts to learn for FPGA design. However, if a nice website builds on the curriculum then the core does not have to be completely hashed out with every new person. In addition, free FPGA classes can help with hands on learning.

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