FPGA Development in VHDL: Beyond the Basics

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are a technology that sits between general-purpose microprocessors and fixed-structure Application Specific Integrated Circuits. This course covers specific topics related to FPGA development.
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 18, 2017
Duration
3h 4m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 18, 2017
Duration
3h 4m
Description

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) provide both the ability to effectively design your own processor to perform a specific task yet, at the same time, allows for later reprogramming the processor in the field. This course, FPGA Development in VHDL: Beyond the Basics, is a follow-up course to the Getting Started with FPGA Development using VHDL course. It covers several specific topics related to FPGA development. First, you'll learn about developing for the FPGA, and working with custom data types. Next, you'll explore working with attributes as well as subprograms and packages. Finally, you'll learn about the construction of stat machines and how to test your design. By the end this course, you'll improve your understanding of how to write programs for an FPGA and be proficient in testing your designs.

About the author
About the author

Dmitri is a developer, speaker, podcaster, technical evangelist and wannabe quant.

More from the author
ReSharper Fundamentals
Intermediate
2h 54m
Apr 28, 2017
More courses by Dmitri Nesteruk
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Dmitri Nesteruk, and I'd like to welcome you to my course entitled More FPGA Development with VHDL. I am myself a Quantitative Analyst and particularly interested in the use of high performance computing technologies, such as FPGAs in the field of finance. Now this course builds on the material presented in the introductory VHDL course, and covers more topics related to VHDL programming, including new pieces of VHDL syntax, new toolset functionality, as well as useful development practices. So, in this course, we're going to cover the following modules. We'll get started by discussing developing for the FPGAs. We'll talk about working with custom data types, working with attributes, we'll discuss subprograms and packages, we'll take a look at the construction of state machines, and we'll finish off by discussing how to test your designs. By the end of the course, you'll improve your understanding of how to write programs for an FPGA, and how to test your designs as well. The key requirement for this course is you need to be familiar with FPGAs and the VHDL programming language, so to pick up those skills, check out the Introduction to FPGAs with VHDL course. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about FPGAs with the More FPGA Programming with VHDL course here on Pluralsight.