Website for FPGA Developers
There is limited & scattered knowledge available in the programmable logic space online. I recently stumbled upon Programmable Planet, a website dedicated to Programmable Devices. Programmable planet is undoubtedly emerging as the best online resource for “all things programmable” as they call it. It has FPGA, VHDL concepts explained by industry experts - now that’s...
FPGA Blog featured on EEWeb
FPGA Blog was featured on EEWeb.com as Site of the Day on 9th June. Here’s the permalink to the site http://www.eeweb.com/websites/fpga-blog/
Xilinx Configurable Logic Block
Configurable Logic Blocks (CLB) are programmable elements inside a Xilinx FPGA. The figure shown below depicts FPGA Device fabric which is made up of several CLB’s (Snapshot taken from Xilinx PlanAhead Tool). Each of those boxes inscribed in blue are CLB’s which consists of slices & other components. Virtex-5 CLB A Virtex-5 CLB Tile consists of 2 SLICES. Figure depicts each...
I’ve already emphasized about the coolness of Notepad++ (NPP) for VHDL editing. You can find those posts here & here. This post is about must have Notepad++ Plugins. All plugins can be downloaded from sourceforge.net. You need to manually add the *.dll file into the plugin directory of Notepad++ installation folder. You can alternatively go to Plugin Menu & open Plugin Manager...