Learning FPGAs
Digital Design for Beginners with Mojo and Lucid HDL
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2016
Pages: 200

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Learn how to design digital circuits with FPGAs, the devices that reconfigure themselves to become the very hardware circuits you program. In this concise ebook, author Justin Rajewski teaches you hands-on how to create your first FPGA project.

While FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and microcontrollers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi are often compared, FPGAs are ideal for projects that can be broken down into parallel stages, need to operate at high speeds with low latency, or need custom logic not otherwise available. If you understand the basics of electricity as well as binary, hexadecimal, and decimal number systems, you’re ready to start your journey toward digital hardware mastery.

  • Learn how hardware designs are broken into modules, comparable to functions in a software program
  • Set up your environment by installing Xilinx ISE and the Mojo IDE
  • Create digital hardware designs without needing to know exactly how they’ll be implemented by the FPGA
  • Build your project with Lucid, a dataflow programming language similar with syntax similar to C/C++ and Java
  • Use the Mojo IDE to load your finished design into the FPGA
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Good Book. I would buy this again.

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Learning FPGAs:

    The sub title of this book is "Digital Design for Beginners with Mojo and Lucid HDL" and that is exactly what this book is all about. With a Mojo in hand, this book is a fine way to learn the basics of an FPGA using Lucid. It is well worth it.

     
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    • Accurate
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

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      • Student

      Comments about oreilly Learning FPGAs:

      The sub headline is "Digital Design for Beginners with Mojo and Lucid HDL" and that is exactly what this book is. With a Mojo in hand, the book is a great resource to learn Lucid and the use of an FPGA by building some well explained projects.

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          Comments about oreilly Learning FPGAs:

          I won't buy this book again. Sadly the author concentrates on just a single product. This book should be named 'Learn how to use the Mojo' and not FPGA in general. For example the old symbols for gates are used, Lucid instead of Verilog or VHDL.
          For customers that would like to learn how to use the Mojo it might be a good book but it's not really a book about FGPAs.

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