A FPGA Learning System combining Hardware and Software Tools

M. Dolores Valdés, M. José Moure, Camilo Quintáns, Bruno Pérez, Enrique Mandado

Abstract

FPGA including very complex digital blocks are possible nowadays due to digital integrated circuits progress. FPGA fundamentals and characteristics are not easy to explain because they have a lot of interrelated concepts. By this reason FPGA learning is usually based on a family of a particular manufacturer and doesn’t give a general view of configurable devices. Due to that it is essential for the electronic learning community to dispose of tools facilitating the learning process of the fundamentals of the FPGA’s and the design of systems based on them. The learning system we describe in this paper combines a tutorial with a hardware and software tools to achieve a friendly interface with a PC to facilitate FPGA distance learning for students with a basic knowledge of digital electronics and VHDL.

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Dolores Valdés M., José Moure M., Quintáns C., Pérez B. and Mandado E. (2004). A FPGA Learning System combining Hardware and Software Tools . In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004) ISBN 972-8865-14-7, pages 79-88. DOI: 10.5220/0001150200790088


in Bibtex Style

@conference{virtual-lab04,
author={M. Dolores Valdés and M. José Moure and Camilo Quintáns and Bruno Pérez and Enrique Mandado},
title={A FPGA Learning System combining Hardware and Software Tools},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={79-88},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001150200790088},
isbn={972-8865-14-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Workshop on e-Learning and Virtual and Remote Laboratories - Volume 1: VIRTUAL-LAB, (ICINCO 2004)
TI - A FPGA Learning System combining Hardware and Software Tools
SN - 972-8865-14-7
AU - Dolores Valdés M.
AU - José Moure M.
AU - Quintáns C.
AU - Pérez B.
AU - Mandado E.
PY - 2004
SP - 79
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0001150200790088