A Software Developer’s Guide to Getting Started with FPGAs – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we explored some of the reasons you might want to use an FPGA instead of or along with an MCU. We also looked at a couple good introductory mainstream FPGA development boards. In this episode, we’re going to start examining the process of creating FPGA designs. Contrary to what […]

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A Software Developer’s Guide to Getting Started with FPGAs – Part 1

The good news is that that it has never been easier (or cheaper) to get into FPGA development than it is right now. Capable FPGAs are available for about the same price as a Raspberry Pi 4. Open source tools are available to avoid locking yourself in to a particular vendor or shelling out extra money for a design system.

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