Companion Website of
FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples:
Xilinx Spartan-3 Version

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  • Sample Materials
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  • Review
    • ". . . Brimming with code examples, flowcharts and other illustrations, the book serves as a good starting point for a development project. It’s recommended to anyone looking to get started with FPGA prototyping using VHDL . . ."
      - David Maliniak, Electronic Design
    • ". . . the book is well organized and contains many useful synthesizable VHDL examples . . . is indeed an excellent text for people who wish to learn FPGA and VHDL from practical examples and exercises . . ."
      - ACM Computing Reviews

  • FAQ (last updated 06/24/2008)
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  • Code listing (last updated 03/21/2008)
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  • Errata (last updated 03/21/2008)
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  • Text fIgures and tables
    The file is password protected.  If you are the course instructor, please send Dr. Chu an e-mail with web link that can verify your status
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