FPGA Programming with Linux
Due to space constraints, I have given only a very limited view of the FPGA design flow. Pushing FPGAs to the limits requires lots of skill and experience. I have said nothing about floor planning, optimization or simulation strategies, nor have I gone into how to run Linux inside FPGAs. All these are excellent topics for future articles.
My goal with this article was simply to show that it is very easy to start learning these skills, and that there already is a strong community to help you. Students, for example, might consider whether FPGAs are what they need to become the next Linus or Steve Jobs. In my opinion, any high school already teaching programming should add FPGA to its courses. If yours is already doing it, please let me know.
I wish to thank K. Chapman and F. Porpora at Xilinx, and the FPGA Gurus of DekItalia.com, who helped me greatly in preparing this article.
Xilinx FPGA Design Tools for Linux by Michael Baxter: www.linuxjournal.com/article/6857
Embedded System à la Carte by Michael Baxter: www.linuxjournal.com/article/6073
Spartan Starter Kit Datasheet: www.xilinx.com/products/devkits/HW-SPAR3AN-SK-UNI-G.htm
OpenCore's Linux and Xilinx FPGA Dev Board: www.opencores.org/?do=project&who=eus100lx
Xilinx Linux Forum: forums.xilinx.com/xlnx/board?board.id=ELINUX
Xilinx Documentation: www.xilinx.com/design
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