Hardware Descriptive Language (HDL) and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices allow designers to quickly develop and simulate a sophisticated digital circuit, realize it on a prototyping device, and verify the operation of its physical implementation. As these technologies have matured and become mainstream practice, it is now possible to use a PC and an inexpensive FPGA prototyping board to construct a complex digital system.
This book utilizes a "learn by doing" approach to introduce the concepts and techniques of Verilog and FPGA to designers through a series of hands-on experiments. FPGA Prototyping by Verilog Examples provides:
A collection of clear, easy-to-follow templates for quick code development
A large number of practical examples to illustrate and reinforce the concepts and design techniques
Realistic projects that can be implemented and tested on a Xilinx prototyping board
A thorough exploration of the Xilinx PicoBlaze soft-core microcontroller
Although the book is an introductory text, the examples are developed in a rigorous manner and the derivations follow strict design guidelines and coding practices used for large, complex systems. It lays a solid foundation for students and new engineers and prepares them for future development tasks. FPGA Prototyping by Verilog Examples is an indispensable companion text for digital design courses and also serves as a valuable self-teaching guide for practicing engineers who wish to learn more about this emerging area of interest.
This is a good book for understanding the basics of Verilog. That being said Xilinx has it's own issues and often the examples don't work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by TexScout
As mentioned by other reviewers, to get the full benefit of this book you should purchase the development board that it is based around. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by B. Q. Jensen