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FPGAs 101 by Gina Smith

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Chapter 4. Design

4.1. Introduction

FPGA development has been divided into five phases. The first development phase necessary to create the file that will be used to program an FPGA is design. This chapter discusses the types of material and other information that you may receive to create a design. The design package is information provided to a designer, and it can vary from design to design and company to company. With that in mind, this chapter presents some basic information that will help you understand the material, what information you need to get started, and how to develop a design from that information. The FPGA design may be as simple as converting a schematic to HDL or making modifications to an existing HDL design or more in depth, ...

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