- FPGA beginners
When Professors want to introduce their students to Verilog, it is much easier for them to hand
out directly the open source toolchain than to ask students to register with a manufacturer to get a student license and to install from the manufacturer several GByte.
"Avanzo más rápido con FPGA y con Icestudio que cuando empecé con Arduino. Verilog al nivel básico que me muevo es asequible."
Which I translate to:
"I make much faster progress with FPGAs with iceStudio
compared to when I started with Arduino.
Verilog at the beginners level seems to be doable"
Universities like RUB in Bochum/Germany, Centralesupelec
in Paris/France, Georgetown in Washington/USA and TU-Wien
in Vienna/Austria currently evaluate the usage of
icoBoard in their curriculum.
Here you can find
some thoughts about what a good FPGA learnding
environement should provide.
In the following video you can see how students do
program a real FPGA with simple digital logic.
A good beginner tutorial you can find here, but it is in spanish
A great source for learning FPGA is the complete
GO Board with its tutorials for just 50 USD
As a beginner, you should be able to focus on the essential things. Full featured Development tools can be quite confusing to a beginner.
As all our FPGA tools are open source, they can be
integrated into a beginner IDE tailored to the needs of a
beginner adressing simple FPGAs.
Example for this are Synthia, an IDe
for writing FPGA projects in myHDL.