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Beginning FPGA: Programming Metal

Your brain on hardware

  • Aiken Pang
  • Peter Membrey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Getting Started with FPGA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 3-12
    3. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 13-21
    4. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 23-45
    5. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 47-103
  3. Time Out for Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 107-115
    3. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 117-123
    4. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 125-135
    5. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 137-158
    6. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 159-170
    7. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 171-190
    8. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 191-217
  4. Let’s Make Something!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 221-265
    3. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 267-311
    4. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 313-343
  5. Taking It Further: Talking to the Raspberry Pi and LED Displays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 347-366
    3. Aiken Pang, Peter Membrey
      Pages 367-380
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-387

About this book

Introduction

This book is for those who have tinkered a bit with Arduino or Raspberry Pi, and want to get more hands-on with hardware, or for those new to electronics and you just want to dive in.

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. In this book, you'll be using the Arrow's BeMicro MAX 10 (Altera/Intel FPGA), a very affordable and breadboard-friendly FPGA development board to create a light sensor, an temperature sensor, a motion sensor, and just for fun, the KITT car display from Knight Rider.


Along the way, 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.



Keywords

Maker Hardware FPGA Arduino Raspberry Pi Sensors

Authors and affiliations

  • Aiken Pang
    • 1
  • Peter Membrey
    • 2
  1. 1.ChelmsfordUSA
  2. 2.Flat 6BLai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong KongChina

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