Using FPGAs to implement self-timed circuits
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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


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StatementV.A. Chouliaris ; supervised by J. Lloyd and S. Harrold.
ContributionsLloyd, J., Harrold, S., Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
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Open LibraryOL16765460M

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This book assumes no previous knowledge of digital design. We use 30 examples to show you how to get started designing digital circuits that you can implement on a Xilinx Spartan3E FPGA using either the Digilent BASYS™ system board that can be purchased from for $59 or the Digilent Nexys-2 board that costs $ Today, FPGAs can be developed to implement parallel design methodology, which is not possible in dedicated DSP designs. ASIC design methods can be used for FPGA design, allowing the designer to implement designs at gate level. However, usually engineers use a hardware language such as VHDL or. The reasoning was that, first, the old 74 series chips were rarely being used anymore in the "real" world; second, just when the digital circuits began to get interesting for students, i.e., as the size and speed of the design increases, the circuits became extremely tedious and difficult to construct on a bread board. This book helps readers to implement their designs on Xilinx® FPGAs. The authors demonstrate how to get the greatest impact from using the Vivado® Design Suite, which delivers a SoC-strength, IP-centric and system-centric, next generation development environment that has been built from the ground up to address the productivity bottlenecks in system-level .

FPGAs are a powerful tool well known to embedded systems engineers; but until affordable and easy-to-use FPGA boards like the Papilio and Red Pitaya appeared, they had largely been out of reach of Makers. This easy-to-follow guide helps Makers get over FPGAs’ initial conceptual hump and sets you on the path to creating amazing things. When to Use an FPGA. Given all the pros of using FPGAs, you may be asking yourself “Why wouldn’t I use one for everything!” Great question! In the description of how FPGAs work, you may have noticed that there's a lot of extra "stuff" that has to go on to implement even the simplest circuit dynamically. placement to be changed between self-timed modules with ease, so that the full benefits of reconfigurability within transformable systems can be exploited. 2 Asynchronous circuits on current FPGAs Much of the early research on implementing asynchro- nous circuits using FPGAs concentrated on implemen-. Erik Brunvand, "Using FPGAs to Implement Self-Timed Systems", Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, 6, pp, , Special issue on FPGAs. Lüli Josephson, Erik Brunvand, John F. Hurdle, and Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, "Reliable Interface Design for Combining Asynchronous and Synchronous Circuits", In Fifth NASA Symposium on VLSI Design.

This paper introduces a novel synchronous to asynchronous logic conversion tool targeted specifically for a synchronous field programmable gate array (FPGA). This tool augments the synchronous FPGA design flow and removes the clock network to implement an asynchronous control network in its place. We evaluate the timing performance benefits of the methods used to implement . INTRODUCTION. Programmable logic devices (PLD) refers to integrated circuits which can be programmed to implement any digital system. It gives an immediate realization of the logic circuit and can be reprogrammed allowing the same IC to be used again, and PLD can be upgraded in the field without any need for removing it from the chipboard. PGA-STC: Programmable Gate Array for Implementing Self-Timed Circuits. [18 pages – under construction] FPGAs offer fast prototyping of digital circuits, and could be valuable for testing a new methodology like self-timed design. However, FPGAs that are currently in the market do not implement asynchronous circuits effectively.   FPGAs have actual working silicon logic gates that can be configured as per the logic functions implemented through HDL or High level schematics. More the flexibility, more the silicon area it takes to implement the task. However today, technolog.