Best Practices for Successful FPGA Design

  • Philip Simpson


This book which describes the Best Practices for successful FPGA design is the result of meetings with hundreds of customers on the challenges facing each of their FPGA design teams. By gaining an understanding into their design environments, processes, what works, what does not work, I have been able to identify the areas of concern in implementing System designs. More importantly, it has enabled me to document a recommended methodology that provides guidance in applying a best practices design methodology to overcome the challenges.


Design Methodology Design Team Design Environment Design Flow Design Cycle 
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Misha Burich for providing the idea for Best Practices.

Brian Holley and Rich Catizone for driving the idea at their customer base and providing a constant source of feedback.

Chris Balough for encouragement on creating this book.

Thomas Sears – Providing access to his development teams, without whom this would not have been possible.

YK Ning, Jeff Fox, Ajay Jagtiani, Alex Grbic, Joshua Walstrom, Oliver Tan & Joshua Fender for contributing material to the original presentations on Best Practices.

The many customers who have contributed to the material by describing their design environments and the challenges that they have faced in completing their system designs in FPGA devices.

My wife Jill and daughter Kayla for their patience and support through the process of gathering data and writing the book.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Altera CorporationSan JoseUSA

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