Digital Design from Scratch
What you'll learn
- After completing the course, the beginning student will be able to create working logic programs that run on free simulation software and low-cost FPGA development boards.
- A rudimentary understanding of algebra is helpful, but not necessary.
VHDL is a powerful programming language for developing FPGAs, but is useless without an in-depth understanding of digital design. This course provides the student a comprehensive working knowledge of both of these in parallel. VHDL describes digital logic, and, as such, is an ideal vehicle for developing a deep understanding of the functional power available in modern FPGA devices.
Who this course is for:
- Entry level students interested in developing programs for FPGAs.
- Technicians and engineers who would like to learn VHDL (an FPGA programming language).
Blaine Readler graduated from Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering, and has been developing complex digital systems for over thirty-five years. He has worked with major corporations such as IBM, General Electric, and Northrup-Grumman, as well as small start-ups. He has been designing with FPGAs since their introduction thirty years ago. He has written two FPGA-related reference books, which have sold over ten thousand copies, and has taught introductory programming classes at community colleges. He holds a number of patents, including for the FakeTV home security product.