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is it possible for me to learn FPGA+verilog??

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hi,
im a low level student.i done some work on microcontroller and have knowledge of c ,assembly..
but dats not enough..i wish to do work on FPGA and verilog.but i dont know how to start with.are they very difficult to learn??? can i become able to understand them??

i need ur help guys:cry:

plz plz tell me about their difficulty level.can a person like me work on FPGA and verilog??? and if so then how is it possible i.e where i shud start:cry:


i have zero knowledge of FPGA and verilog....:cry:
plz help
 

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HI,

Compared to VHDL, this verilog is simple as C
 

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Remember that Verilog is a hardware description language, and an FPGA is digital hardware, so you will need a basic understanding of digital design.

If you already have that knowledge, then go for it! A good way to get started is to buy an inexpensive "starter" development kit from Xilinx or Al.tera. It should include a small FPGA board and software development tools. Play with it, try the included example projects, and then try writing your own little projects.

I learned Verilog mostly from the techniques and examples in the Xilinx XST User Guide. For detailed Verilog reference, I used the IEEE 1364 standard.

You will encounter a *huge* amount of documentation and software (many thousands of pages and several gigabytes), so prepare yourself for that.
 

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thanx for ur replies!
i will be able to buy kit only if i have some basic knowledge of FPGA and verilog..
is there any simulation software for them? so dat i can start small project on simulation software and then go 4 practical work:|
wat do u say
 

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Both Xilinx and Al.tera have *free* versions of their development software. You could download it today and try it out. Xilinx ISE WebPACK includes two HDL simulators: ModelSim XE III Starter, and ISE Simulator Lite.
http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm

I'm not familiar with Al.tera's software:
https://www.altera.com/support/software/download/altera_design/quartus_we/dnl-quartus_we.jsp

A good small development kit costs about $150 US. Here's a popular Xilinx kit. Many others available.
http://www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xebiz/designResources/ip_product_details.jsp?key=HW-SPAR3E-SK-US-G
 

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you can download a student version for the xilinx good for 50 days... then download the modelsim to simulate your codes... modelsim is a freeware but you need to register...
 

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how to learn model sim.is there any manual or tutorial available?
 

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yes if you know some about logic circut. you can study about fpga. you can study vhdl books and then work with cpld.
 

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