Power Tips For FPGA Designers. Author: Evgeni Stavinov performance, area and power optimizations, RTL coding, IP core selection, and many others. POWER TIPS FOR FPGA DESIGNERS. Evgeni Stavinov FPGA Project Tasks. 6. Overview Of FPGA Design Tools. 7. Xilinx FPGA Build Process. In many ways Power Tips For FPGA Designers is an unusual book, not I also like the fact that the author, Evgeni Stavinov, is a practicing.

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This book is a collection of short articles on various aspects of FPGA design: The book is intended for system architects, design engineers, and students who want to improve their FPGA design skills. Both novice and seasoned logic and hardware engineers can find bits of useful information. This book is written by a practicing FPGA logic designer, and contains a lot of illustrations, code examples, and scripts.

Code examples are written in Verilog HDL. All code examples, scripts, and projects provided in the book are available on accompanying website.

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Leia mais Leia menos. Getting Started with Verilog English Edition. Evgeni is a creator of OutputLogic. Detalhes do produto Formato: BOE98Y Leitura de texto: Compartilhe seus deesigners com outros clientes. I was initially skeptical, thinking that this is like many other “N tips for XXX” books which enumerate all sorts of tips on a particular subject.

This book is actually not like that.

It is fairly well structured, and almost self-contained in one respect. I view this book as a fairly detailed presentation of the design methodology in the FPGA world. Discussions about engineering tradeoffs abound.

My only complaint is that the book doesn’t go deep enough in some subjects, and the Xilinx-heavy focus. Hopefully these will be improved in future editions. I have been programming FPGAs for about 7 years. I’m not an expert though, and I thought that this book would have some useful info. Most of the the tips are very light on explanation. They might be useful as google fodder, but don’t expect to really learn much from this book. Even there are several nice tips, they are not a mine of gold.


It was written to oriented to the xilinx workspace. I think for students it’s going to be good.

For mature or advanced users, it won’t designerw so impressive. Gips have never worked with FPGAs before, but I’m now working with someone who has over 20 years of experience. Many of the things I’ve heard my associate talk about are discussed in good detail in the book. For example, the importance of pin assignment, the “art” of timing closure, and floor-planning the design.

The book is easy-to-read, and since it’s more of a “cookbook” style, you can open it pretty much anywhere and dig-in. The book is focussed on the Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGAs from Evgenu which is what we’re usingso I’ve found it a great resource when diving into the Xilinx on-line resources and videos. This resource is very timely. Don’t waste your money. As stated on the back cover, the book is a collection of short articles on various aspects of FPGA design.

There is no doubt that documentation is needed tipz designers can learn quickly how to use FPGAs effectively. The vendor documentation from both Xilinx and Altera is excellent but so extensive as to be overwhelming. A designer may not know where to start, and may not know the design tricks that will save them a lot of trouble.

So, a need exists. Unfortunately, this book does not really fill that need. The fundamental shortcoming of the book is that the articles are overwhelmingly empty poser information.

To pick some examples at random: Article 25 is “Counters”. The article shows Verilog for several counter architectures binary synchronous, Johnson, LFSR, and cascaded binary synchronous counters. A table lists resource consumption and maximum counting frequency for several implementations, apparently from the Xilinx synthesis tool on the counters alone. The table includes a counter based on a Xilinx multiply-accumulate block, with only a note that the counter is included. There just doesn’t seem to be any need for this article, someone designing FPGA logic without knowing how to write a counter is not going to be rescued by this book.


The article has a short paragraph on each of 3 Xilinx tools for power estimation, huge screenshots, and results from using two of the tools to estimate power for a memory controller. The tool results show an almost 2: That is the end of the information. There is no discussion about how the designer might choose between the power estimates.

After reading this 4. That method may be useful if you need it.

100 Power Tips for FPGA Designers – Stavinov, Evgeni

The article appears to be very good. Article 80 is “Design Area Optimizations: This article discusses several topics. The section ‘Priority encoders’ compares building a priority encoder using ‘?

The article explains that the ‘case’ approach may have better performance, and presents a table of synthesizer results for ‘?

The table shows logic utilization but leaves out timing information, so I do not know what to make of the performance tradeoff.

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The book is physically bloated. The text is presented in a 12 point font instead of the usual 10 point, the Verilog samples and the Xilinx tool output are in a very wide stqvinov point typewriter font. The 5 page index would probably fit on 1 page with normal book design.

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