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V0 Programmable component fundamentals

This training is intended to professional who want to use or maintain programmable components

  • Knowing the programmable logic basics
  • Knowing the general offer for CPLDs and FPGAs
  • Understand application description in HDL
  • Understand the logical synthesis notions and process flow
  • Discover FPGA programming in VHDL and Verilog
  • Understand how to elaborate and simulate a design
Course environment
  • A PC in pairs
  • Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14.4 Webpack Edition
  • A Nexys-3 (Xilinx Spartan6-based) board
  • Knowledge of digital technology
  • Concepts of Boolean algebra
  • Some programming concepts are desirable (whatever language)

First Day
From the logic gate to the CPLDs and FPGAs
  • Reminder on digital electronic
  • Structure of an Integrated Circuit
  • SSI (small scale integration), TTL
  • MSI (medium scale integration), PALs, GALs, PLDs
  • LSI (large scale integration), CPLDs
  • VLSI (very large scale integration), ASICs, ASSPs, FPGAs
  • Logical architectures evolution
  • The various components
  • Technologies available on the market
  • Technology constraints
  • Interconnection methods (SRAM, Fuse, AntiFuse, Flash)
  • Clock distribution
  • Logic element types
  • Timing issues
HDL Contribution
  • Interest of HDL programming
    • VHDL
    • Verilog
  • Different steps of the design
    • Programming
    • Simulation
    • Synthesis
    • Mapping
    • Place and Route
    • Timing Analysis
    • Bitstream generation
  • Definition of a project
  • Structure of a program
  • Allocation of PIN-OUT
  • Programming
Exercise :  Understanding the steps of design and programming:
•  Getting started with the ISE IDE
•  Creating a project from scratch
•  Synthesis, Translate
•  Map
•  Place and Route (PAR)
•  BitGen
•  Report Analysis
•  Assigning I/O locations using Planahead (editing constraint file)
•  Schematics
•  Analyzing the placement
•  Flashing with Impact
Second Day
Schematic Editor
  • The schematic capture
  • Primitives and symbols definition
  • Resources definition
  • Compilation
Exercise :  Developing a new IP with the Schematic Editor, Designing a Bound Detector
HDL Basic Concepts (VHDL and Verilog)
  • Entity/ Architecture and Module
  • Signals and wires
  • Processes and Always/Initial statements
  • Connecting existing IPs together
Exercise :  Adding a 7-Segment Display to your design
Test benches and simulation
  • HDL instructions specific to simulation
  • Functional and behavioral simulation (with delays)
  • Test vector generation
Exercise :  Getting started with the ISIM simulator, developing a tesbench and simulating the previous designs