FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual by Synopsys and Xilinx

Synopsys and Xilinx teamed on the FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM): Best Practices in Design-for-Prototyping. The manual covers all aspects of FPGA-based prototyping, including understanding the challenges and benefits of prototyping, the implementation of a SoC design in FPGA, and its use for software and system validation. FPMM is a practical guide to using FPGAs as a platform for system-on-chip (SoC) development. Engineering teams from BBC Research & Development, Design of System on Silicon (DS2), Freescale Semiconductor, LSI, NVIDIA, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments (TI) contributed to the book.

The FPGA manual contains fifteen chapters and two appendices that cover real-world examples. FPMM is organized into chapters that parallel the tasks and decisions faced during an FPGA-based prototyping project. The chapters are also designed to stand alone, allowing the manual to be used as a reference. The price of the paperback is $49.95. The eBook version (pdf) is $19.95.

FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual Table of Contents

  • FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual: Best Practices in Design-for-PrototypingChapter 1: Introduction: the challenge of system verification
  • Chapter 2: What can FPGA-based prototyping do for us?
  • Chapter 3: FPGA technology today: chips and tools
  • Chapter 4: Getting started
  • Chapter 5: Which platform? (1) build-your-own
  • Chapter 6: Which platform? (2) ready-made
  • Chapter 7: Getting the design ready for the prototype
  • Chapter 8: Partitioning and reconnecting
  • Chapter 9: Design-for-Prototyping
  • Chapter 10: IP and high-speed interface
  • Chapter 11: Bring up and debug: the prototype in the lab
  • Chapter 12: Breaking out of the lab: the prototype in the field
  • Chapter 13: Prototyping + Verification = The Best of Both Worlds
  • Chapter 14: The future of prototyping

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