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Real World FPGA Design with Verilog by Ken Coffman - President, Bytech Services

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Chapter 8 Libraries, Reusable Modules, and IP

Increasing electronic design density is a trend that has continued over the last 40 years. The consumer’s hunger for increasingly sophisticated gadgets, whether GPS, cellular telephones, games, home automation, networking, Internet commerce, audio/video entertainment, or computing, seems endless. We get more free time each year, and we are filling this time by playing with our electronic toys, all of which continue to get smaller, use less power, and grow more complicated. While the demand grows, the ability for industry to provide transistors and gates also seems endless. For the FPGA designer, this means designs will contain more gates.

Suppose an Engineer can design at a rate of 100 or so gates ...

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