FPGA Programming for Beginners

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By Frank Bruno
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    Chapter 1: Introduction to FPGA Architectures and Xilinx Vivado
About this book

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have now become a core part of most modern electronic and computer systems. However, to implement your ideas in the real world, you need to get your head around the FPGA architecture, its toolset, and critical design considerations. FPGA Programming for Beginners will help you bring your ideas to life by guiding you through the entire process of programming FPGAs and designing hardware circuits using SystemVerilog.

The book will introduce you to the FPGA and Xilinx architectures and show you how to work on your first project, which includes toggling an LED. You’ll then cover SystemVerilog RTL designs and their implementations. Next, you’ll get to grips with using the combinational Boolean logic design and work on several projects, such as creating a calculator and updating it using FPGA resources. Later, the book will take you through the advanced concepts of AXI and show you how to create a keyboard using PS/2. Finally, you’ll be able to consolidate all the projects in the book to create a unified output using a Video Graphics Array (VGA) controller that you’ll design.

By the end of this SystemVerilog FPGA book, you’ll have learned how to work with FPGA systems and be able to design hardware circuits and boards using SystemVerilog programming.

Publication date:
March 2021


Section 1: Introduction to FPGAs and Xilinx Architectures

In this section, you will get an understanding of what a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is, what the underlying technology is, and an introduction to the Artix-7 architecture.

This part of the book comprises the following chapter:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to FPGA Architectures and Xilinx Vivado
About the Author
  • Frank Bruno

    Frank Bruno is an experienced high-performance design engineer specializing in FPGAs with some ASIC experience. He has experience working for companies such as Cruise, SpaceX, Allston Trading, and Number Nine. He is currently working as an FPGA engineer for Cruise.

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Latest Reviews (4 reviews total)
This book will help me get others started with FPGAs.
El libro es muy completo. es más de lo que esperaba.
This book, though it could be better structured, teaches me of the FPGA programming using Xilinx devices/tools and verilog much. My starting state is almost blank slate and I've learned very much from this book. I highly recommend this book.
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