8.7  References

Page numbers in brackets after a reference indicate its location in the chapter body.

Actel. 1996. FPGA Data Book and Design Guide. No catalog information. Available from Actel Corporation, 955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4533, (408) 739-1010. Contains design guides and applications notes, including: Estimating Capacity and Performance for ACT 2 FPGA Designs (describes circuits to connect FPGAs to PALs); Binning Circuit of Actel FPGAs (describes circuits and data for performance measurement); Global Clock Networks (describes clock distribution schemes); Fast On and Off Chip Delays with ACT 2 I/O Latches (describes techniques to improve I/O performance); Board Level Considerations for Actel FPGAs (describes ground bounce and SSO problems); A Power-On Reset (POR) Circuit for Actel Devices (describes problems caused by slowly rising supply voltage); Implementing Load ( sic ) Latency Fast Counters with ACT 2 FPGAs; Oscillators for Actel FPGAs (describes crystal and RC oscillators); Designing a DRAM Controller Using Language-Based Synthesis (a detailed Verilog description of a 4 MB DRAM controller including refresh). See also the Actel Web site. [ reference location ]

Altera. 1996. Data Book. No catalog information. Available from Altera Corporation, 2610 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134-2020, (408) 944-0952. Contains information on the FLEX 10k and 8000 complex PLDs; MAX 9000, 7000, and 5000 complex PLDs; FLASHlogic; and EPLDs. A limited number of application notes are also included. More information may be found at the Altera Web site. [ reference location ]

Connor, D. 1992. “Taking the first steps.” EDN, April 9, p. 98. ISSN 0012-7515. The second part of this article, “Migrating to FPGAs: Any designer can do it,” was published in EDN, April 23, 1992, p. 120. See also http://www.ednmag.com . Both articles are reprinted in the 1994 Actel Data Book. A description of designing, simulating, and testing a voicemail system using Viewlogic software. [ reference location ]

Skahill, K. 1996. VHDL for Programmable Logic. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 593 p. ISBN 0-201-89573-0. TK7885.7.S55. Covers VHDL design for PLDs using Cypress Warp design system. [ reference location ]

Xilinx. 1996. The Programmable Logic Data Book. No catalog information. Available from Xilinx Corporation, 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124-3400, (408) 559-7778. Contains details of XC9500, XC7300, and XC7200 CPLDs; XC5200, XC4000, XC3000 LCA FPGAs; and XC6200 sea-of-gates FPGAs. Earlier editions of this data book (the 1994 edition, for example) contained a section titled “Best of XCELL” that contained extremely useful design information. Much of this design material is now only available online, at the Xilinx Web site. [ reference location ]

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