The need to decrease BOM in embedded products is being driven by the need for high volume, low-cost sensor systems. IoT devices require developers to utilize DSP to handle more features within the product.
Can anybody suggest me some good reading regarding the FPGA architecture
Internals of FPGA.
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> Can anybody suggest me some good reading regarding the FPGA architecture &
> Internals of FPGA.
The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs (0750676043) might be an interesting
read if you are completely new to FPGA technology.
Cutting & pasting one of the reviews from amazon is faster then typing this
all myself :
If you are expecting a book heavy on syntax and theory, hard to
read, and full of tricky code, convoluted equations, and esoteric
terms, then you are going to be disappointed. You will probably need
to read books of that type at some time in the future, but they will
not give you the global view that is mandatory to understand where
you are, where you need to go, and how to get there.
By comparison, "The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs" is more a
matter of culture, of looking at the "big picture", and of
understanding the "state of the art"...
This book is a "page turner" that is easy to read, even for
non-native readers. (the author - "Max" - even tells us how to
pronounce industry-standard acronyms and how not to be embarrassed
by saying words like "Linux" or "Fifo" the wrong way :-)
But don't be fooled by this "easy" look : this book contains an
incredible amount of clear and accurate information. It will provide
you with a LOT of practical and useful knowledge. It clearly
explains, for example, what today's tools can do and how; such as
what happens when you click on the "enable retiming" option in your
favorite synthesis or P&R tool, or what "clock de-skewing" is all
about. The "Signal Integrity 101" appendix is another proof that
complex things can be explained with (few) simple words.
In just a few hours, this book will give you a culture and establish
notions that would otherwise require many years of actual experience
in the field. It will help you understand the tools you are going
to use, the technology behind the components, and what to expect.
This book is definitely a must-read for "young" engineers (anyone
with less than 5 years of intensive experience in FPGA or Asic
design). Having said this, the topics are so varied that even
experienced hands will also benefit from this book. Our industry is
moving so fast that one cannot pretend to know everything about
everything... this book really covers a lot of ground and I found it
interesting from cover to cover.
The included CD-Rom has a computer-readable version of the book,
which is a nice "plus".
Last, but not least, the price is fair.
I love this book and really wish that every engineer to whom I teach
HDLs would read it.