FPGA Prototyping by Verilog Examples: Xilinx Spartan-3 Version

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FPGA Prototyping Using Verilog Examples will provide you with a hands-on introduction to Verilog synthesis and FPGA programming through a “learn by doing” approach. By following the clear, easy-to-understand templates for code development and the numerous practical examples, you can quickly develop and simulate a sophisticated digital circuit, realize it on a prototyping device, and verify the operation of its physical implementation. This introductory text that will provide you with a solid foundation, instill confidence with rigorous examples for complex systems and prepare you for future development tasks.
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Pong P. Chu, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University in Ohio. He has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level digital systems and computer architecture courses for more than a decade and has received instructional grants from the National Science Foundation and Cleveland State University.
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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 20, 2011
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Pages
518
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ISBN
9781118210611
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Computer Engineering
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
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Several unique features distinguish the book:
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* One chapter covering the synchronization and interface betweenmultiple clock domains

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