Make: FPGAs - PDF

Master FPGAs and create amazing projects!

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Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are a powerful tool used by embedded systems engineers, but until now they have largely been inaccessible to Makers. FPGAs allow you to use programming to change the hardware functionality of a chip without the need of a breadboard or a soldering iron. This easy-to-follow book helps Makers get over that initial conceptual hump and sets them on the path to creating amazing projects. Step-by-step instructions for eight fun projects allows the intermediate Maker to get up and running right away with low-cost FPGA boards.


Projects Included

  • Construct a binary counter using FPGA Circuit Schematic Design Entry
  • Build a VTECH computer that allows you to write and run your own CARDIAC programs
  • Create a real System on Chip (SoC) Design
  • Design two classic arcade games that you’ll love to play
  • Enact a Bitcoin mining project
  • Create a Software-Defined Radio, the so-called "holy grail" of embedded design


Meet the Author

David Romano founded Tri-Tech Pathways Inc. to bring STEM education to students with a real-world industry perspective. He is a proven technical leader whose engineering career has spanned over 25 years and multiple high-tech companies, including Raytheon, Motorola, HP, Intel, and two start-up companies. He is also the co-author of multiple technology patents and he is currently the president and CEO of Tri-Tech Pathways Inc.

David is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in education as part of Intel's Tuition-for-Teaching grant. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MA in Theology. He is actively involved in STEM advisory and teaching roles. He is also active member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).