Beginning FPGA: Programming Metal

Your brain on hardware

Authors: Pang, Aiken, Membrey, Peter

  • If you've already tinkered a bit with Arduino or Raspberry Pi, and you want to get more hands-on with hardware, or even if you're completely new to electronics and you just want to dive in, then Beginning FPGA is the book you need.

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About this book

Use Arrow's affordable and breadboard-friendly FPGA development board (BeMicro MAX 10) to create a light sensor, temperature sensor, motion sensor, and the KITT car display from Knight Rider.

 You don't need an electronics engineering degree or even any programming experience to get the most out of Beginning FPGA: Programming Metal. Just bring your curiosity and your Field-Programmable Gate Array. This book is for those who have tinkered with Arduino or Raspberry Pi, and want to get more hands-on experience with hardware or for those new to electronics who just want to dive in.

You'll learn the theory behind FPGAs and electronics, including the math and logic you need to understand what's happening - all explained in a fun, friendly, and accessible way. It also doesn't hurt that you'll be learning VHDL, a hardware description language that is also an extremely marketable skill.


What You'll Learn:
  • Learn what an FPGA is and how it's different from a microcontroller or ASIC
  • Set up your toolchain
  • Use VHDL, a popular hardware description language, to tell your FPGA what to be
  • Explore the theory behind FPGA and electronics
  • Use your FPGA with a variety of sensors and to talk to a Raspberry Pi 

Who This Book is For:
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other electronics enthusiasts who want a clear and practical introduction to FPGA. 

About the authors

Aiken Pang was born in Hong Kong in the early 80s just in time for the home micro-computer revolution. He developed an interest in computers after finding an Apple IIe at his uncle's home, installing a TV card, floppy drive and loaded his first game (Pacman) by himself at the age of 10. Since then he has  taught himself a number of programming languages and built his own computers from scratch.

Aiken followed his passion for computing into more formal studies and holds a BEng in Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell respectively. He has been using VHDL to design hardware in FPGAs for over 10 years.

He lives in the USA with his wife France and their daughter Mayah.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6248-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6247-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning FPGA: Programming Metal
Book Subtitle
Your brain on hardware
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Aiken Pang and Peter Membrey
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6248-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6248-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6247-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 387
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 312 illustrations in colour
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