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Counter ...a must-read book for those designers who either want an introduction to designing with FPGAs or need to broaden their understanding of the EDA tools available for such applications. Maxfield writes in a easy-to-read style, and provides insightful and diverse information for designers and curious readers alike. The author has never forgotten his designer roots, and the book is full of examples and chapters dedicated to such applications as gigabit transceivers, linear-feedback-shift registers, and integration of third-party cores. -- EDN, 5/21/2004

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are devices that provide a fast, low-cost way for embedded system designers to customize products and deliver new versions with upgraded features, because they can handle very complicated functions, and be reconfigured an infinite number of times. FPGAs have recently become much faster and more powerful, making them suitable for use with a wide range of embedded products. This has created a rapidly expanding market in the embedded world as products migrate to these flexible parts, and a need for designers to educate themselves quickly about working with FPGAs - which they can do with this book.

Clive "Max" Maxfield is a bestselling author and engineer with a large following in the electronic design automation (EDA)and embedded systems industry. In this comprehensive book, he covers all the issues of interest to designers working with, or contemplating a move to, FPGAs in their product designs. While other books cover fragments of FPGA technology or applications this is the first to focus exclusively and comprehensively on FPGA use for embedded systems.

*first book to focus exclusively and comprehensively on FPGA use in embedded designs

*world-renowned best-selling author

*will help engineers get familiar and succeed with this new technology by providing much-needed advice on choosing the right FPGA for any design project

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Field programmable gate arrays