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Rapid System Prototyping with FPGAs by R. C. Cofer, Benjamin F. Harding

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Chapter 4

System Engineering

4.1 Overview

Although the system engineering subject matter in this chapter may be applied towards a conventional engineering development, the principles and practices presented here are intended to aide the FPGA designer in a Rapid System Prototyping design effort. We should first define a common definition that is used throughout this chapter and book as to the meaning of a rapid development effort. The definition of Rapid System Prototyping; is “the development of system functionality at a faster pace than that of a conventional engineering development process, aimed toward meeting demanding time-to-market design cycles while mitigating risks associated with a demanding development schedule.” This is what we ...

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