What do you want?
I have been watching the forums, and answering the questions I know something about as they pop up. But, I usually find a pattern to the questions, and that then inspires me to provide a blog which addresses the issue.
So Here is the Problem
There is a pattern to what I would refer to as “people who are new to FPGA devices” who have a classic set of questions: How do I program the device? How does one achieve timing closure? What I/O standards do I use? And so forth. I would encourage those who are new to FPGA devices to spend a little more time using your favorite search engine to read the technical answers. There is a tremendous amount of “stuff” out there. I apologize if it seems that there is so much there and you cannot easily find what you are looking for. Xilinx is more than 25 years old (first parts shipped in 1985).
What does the community feel a need to know more about?
What would help you get your job/project done faster?
I do have a “real job” here at Xilinx, in Xilinx Research labs; but, as I am the lone blogger, I also have a responsibility to you, our customers, to help you “get it done.”
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- FPGA Basics
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- Designing with CPLDs
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