Timers Block – Part Three

On the previous entries of this series we already commented about: How to code a single timer block, and How to create a block of timers In this third part of the series (as promised), we will show how to implement the timers block by using, not registers, but memory blocks. Memory blocks are an … Continue reading Timers Block – Part Three

FPGAs and Deep Machine Learning

The concept of machine learning is not new. Attempts at systems emulating intelligent behavior, like expert systems, go as far back as the early 1980's. And the very notion of modern Artificial Intelligence has a long history. The name itself was coined at a Dartmouth College conference (1956), but the idea of an "electronic brain" was … Continue reading FPGAs and Deep Machine Learning

Best FPGA development practices – Whitepaper

This whitepaper by Charles Fulk and RC Cofer is an excellent summary of several techniques, tools and design guidelines for FPGA: FPGA design process Revision control Coding guidelines Scripting automation PCB design for FPGA VHDL capture and simulation (including OS-VVM package) Project Management Design Resources The whitepaper is available here

Pseudo random generator Tutorial – Part 3

On the first two chapters of this Tutorial we started with a simple LFSR module and added a test bench. Then, on chapters three and four we upgraded our module with some features and learned to export the test bench data to files. Chapter 5 - Matlab Formal Verification Our VHDL block implements an algorithm … Continue reading Pseudo random generator Tutorial – Part 3

TI power solution for Arria 10 GX

"Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are increasingly complex system on chips (SoCs) that include not just programmable logic gates and random access memory (RAM) but also analog-to-digital converters (ADCs); digital-to-analog converters (DACs); and programmable analog features and signal-conditioning circuits that enable high-performance digital computations in servers, network-attached storage (NAS), enterprise switches, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, test … Continue reading TI power solution for Arria 10 GX

Pseudo random generator Tutorial – Part 2

Modelsim Altera running an LFSR simulation On the first part of this tutorial, we started with a simple implementation of an LFSR block (Chapter 1) and it test bench (Chapter 2). Let's make our code a bit more professional. Chapter 3 - Upgrading the LFSR code Good code doesn't use hard-coded constants as were used … Continue reading Pseudo random generator Tutorial – Part 2

Pseudo random generator Tutorial

In this tutorial we will see how to design a block. We will start with a very simple block and gradually add features to it. We will also simulate it and test its output with Matlab. Over the process we will see: How to start with a simple block and gradually add features and improvements … Continue reading Pseudo random generator Tutorial