Category Archives: FPGA Design

How to Start with FPGA Programming?

18/09/2019, hardwarebee

FPGA programming

FPGA programming is a very broad topic that requires skills in a two main domains: hardware and software programming. In this article, we will describe the basis to any FPGA programming project, starting with an overview of FPGA technology, programming languages, the difference between software programming and FPGA programming and

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How to Choose an FPGA Development Board?

16/09/2019, hardwarebee

FPGA development board is a board centered around an FPGA that allows designers to test their FPGA code in the real world. Once have designed your FPGA by creating an HDL code, you need to test the code in real life on an FPGA board. An FPGA development board is

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Adding a CPU to your FPGA Design – Tutorial

09/09/2019, hardwarebee

Adding a CPU soft core to your FPGA design is quite easy and explained in this tutorial. Embedded systems based on FPGA can today enjoy from a rich variety of CPU soft cores. This allows FPGA designers to partition their design implementation between software and hardware and accelerate the development

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Intel Ships First 10nm Agilex FPGAs

02/09/2019, hardwarebee

August 30, 2019 — Intel today announced that it has begun shipments of the first Intel® Agilex® field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to early access program customers. Participants in the early access program include Colorado Engineering Inc., Mantaro Networks, Microsoft and Silicom. These customers are using Agilex FPGAs to develop advanced

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Xilinx Announces the World’s Largest FPGA Featuring 9 Million System Logic Cells

22/08/2019, hardwarebee

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced the expansion of its 16 nanometer (nm) Virtex® UltraScale+™ family to now include the world’s largest FPGA — the Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P. With 35 billion transistors, the VU19P provides the highest logic density and I/O count on

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Introduction to FPGA Programming

21/08/2019, hardwarebee

This tutorial outlines the development flow for FPGA programming and presents a simplified example to elaborate FPGA programming in real life. The example is based on Intel’s development board that consists of analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
In this FPGA programming tutorial we will create a simple

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Behavioral Simulation in FPGAs

16/08/2019, hardwarebee

An FPGA simulation can roughly be defined as an attempt to imitate or recreate the execution of a design or the operation of a system in an artificially produced environment. The simulation uses a model that is extremely close to or almost the same as the actual subject at question.

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Introduction to FPGA Timing Simulation

09/08/2019, hardwarebee

The use of predictive technology in the field of electronics is becoming ever so prevalent as it helps identify any flaws in the FPGA design early in the process as well as gives the user the opportunity to visualize their design in real time, with all of its functionality and

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Metastability in FPGAs

06/08/2019, hardwarebee

Metastability in FPGAs is a state that digital electronics systems can find themselves stuck in for a period of time. Normally, in a circuit employing the use of digital logic, the input signal coming into the circuit and being interpreted needs to either fall as a 1 or a 0.

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Understanding FPGA Synthesis

06/08/2019, hardwarebee

Today, the process of FPGA synthesis plays a very integral and crucial role in the creation of FPGAs — ensuring that they work optimally and with high efficiency. FPGA synthesis, as suggested by the name, is a process of converting high level FPGA logic design into gates.

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