VCF Build-It-Yourself Workshops
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Tue Oct 3 11:57:04 CDT 2006
On 10/3/2006 at 7:56 AM Allison wrote:
>FPGA and hardware are not exactly the same thing. FPGA you implement
>logic using software tools to compile and test not unlike writing
>Where working with random logic (gates and flops) you have to deal with
>all of the physical characteristics such as fanout, propagation delays,
>signal distortion and power distribution.
It's not as if that part couldn't yield to more sophisticated software
tools. It's just that successful exploitation of FPGA demanded that the
necessary tools be developed. But I can envision a compiler that has as
output a PCB layout and BOM of random logic parts.
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