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A Brief History of FPGA

A Brief History of FPGA

  In the easy-to-follow book Make: FPGAs — Turning Software into Hardware with Eight Fun & Easy DIY Projects, author David Romano details the ins-and-outs of the hyper-configurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards and explains how — and why — to get started with these advanced devices. The following is excerpted from his book, available at […]

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XLR8 Project Blends FPGA Speed with Arduino Coding

XLR8 Project Blends FPGA Speed with Arduino Coding

The XLR8 is an FPGA based board that looks and feels like an Arduino Uno. But not all is what it seems on the surface.

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What’s an FPGA?

What’s an FPGA?

In a recent episode of the very popular EEVblog by Dave Jones, the electrical engineer walks through the fundamentals of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). He explains how FPGAs work, how they’re different from microcontrollers, and their advantages and disadvantages. Myself, I’m still learning this stuff, so rather than trying to stumble through my […]

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Maker Faire New York: FPGA Mark-1

Maker Faire New York: FPGA Mark-1

If you’re interested in learning more about what an FPGA can do, you can visit Michael Jones in the Maker Pavilion this weekend at World Maker Faire New York. He’ll be showing off the FPGA MARK-1, which he designed with Eli Hughes.

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