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FPGA Design

Best Practices for Team-based Design


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Philip Simpson
    Pages 5-7
  3. Philip Simpson
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  4. Philip Simpson
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  5. Philip Simpson
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  6. Philip Simpson
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  7. Philip Simpson
    Pages 41-50
  8. Philip Simpson
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  9. Philip Simpson
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  10. Philip Simpson
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  11. Philip Simpson
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  12. Philip Simpson
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  13. Philip Simpson
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  14. Philip Simpson
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 147-151

About this book


FPGA Design: Best Practices for Team-based Design Philip Simpson Many Companies struggle with establishing a working FPGA design methodology across design teams in their Company. As design teams become more dispersed globally, the need increases for a standard design methodology. This book describes best practices for successful FPGA design. It is the result of the author’s meetings with hundreds of customers on the challenges facing each of their FPGA design teams. By gaining an understanding into their design environments, processes, what works and what does not work, key areas of concern in implementing system designs have been identified and a recommended design methodology to overcome these challenges has been developed. This book’s content has a strong focus on design teams that are spread across sites. The goal being to increase the productivity of FPGA design teams by establishing a common methodology across design teams; enabling the exchange of design blocks across teams. Coverage includes the complete FPGA design flow, from the basics to advanced techniques. • Presents complete, field-tested methodology for FPGA design, focused on design reuse across design teams; • Offers best practices for FPGA timing closure, in-system debug, and board design; • Details techniques to resolve common pitfalls in designing with FPGAs.


Embedded Systems FPGA Debugging FPGA design FPGA design flow Reuse System-level design Team-based design design automation electronic design automation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Altera CorporationSan JoseUSA

About the authors

Phil Simpson is Altera’s senior manager for software technical marketing and product planning. In this role, Simpson is responsible for Altera’s Quartus II software and third-party EDA interfaces product planning and the creation of the Altera design flow software roadmap. Prior to joining Altera in 1996, Simpson held several engineering roles at various EDA and semiconductor companies, including EDA Solutions, Data I/O and Lucas Aerospace. Simpson holds a BS (with honors) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from City University, London and an MSC (with distinction) in system design from the University of Central England, Birmingham, England.

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