1 FPGA-Based Systems

1.1 Introduction

This chapter will set the stage for the rest of the book. The next section talks about some basic concepts in Boolean algebra and schematics. Section 1.3 introduces FPGAs and describes their importance. Section 1.4 describes how we use FPGAs to design complex digital systems.

1.2 Basic Concepts

This section introduces some basic concepts in logic design. If this material is review for you it will help to establish some terminology that we will use throughout the rest of the book. If the material is not review then it should be of use for the rest of the book.

1.2.1 Boolean Algebra

combinational logic functions

We use Boolean algebra to represent ...

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