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Intro to FPGAs for Microcontroller Experts

Duane Benson  (CTO, Screaming Circuits)

Location: Room 210

Date: Wednesday, August 28

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Track: ESC - Focus on Fundamentals, ESC - Embedded Hardware Design & Verification

Format: Technical Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Spend a year with me as I use my MCU and software background as a base from which to explore the strange land of programmable logic. Despite years of MCU design, I had never stepped near programmable logic territory. Not long ago, I decided to do just that.

Learn the basics of what you need to get started with FPGAs, as well as the stumbling blocks and wrong turns that will likely confront you. I’ll use my experiences to help you avoid the traps I fell into and get from the fundamentals and structure of an FPGA application, to the base-level functions and past starter concepts. You will leave ready to take advantage of these insanely capable devices.

Presentation File

FPGA_slides_Benson_82019.pdf