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Chicago/Rockford Consultant’s Network – FPGA Development
March 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
FPGA Development: A High Level Overview” by Rob Klein.
5:30 – Meet at the nearby Bakers Square for dinner
6:45 pm, Palatine Public Library After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to get with the speaker for one-on-one discussions. Meeting will end around 8:15 pm.
Guests are welcome. Hiring managers from industry should attend this job-networking meeting.
Attendees may earn 1 PDH.
The capabilities of FPGA’s have evolved significantly since their introduction in the 1980’s. Benefiting from Moore’s Law, the quantity and variety of on-die resources has moved Programmable Logic from simply consolidating glue logic to providing true customizable System On Chip (SOC) solutions. What used to require custom ASIC developments along with their associated budgets and risks, has now become available to even the smallest OEMs who need customized digital circuitry to differentiate their products. This talk will open with a brief history of FPGAs, what is inside them, what they are used for, how the design is created and verified, constraints and timing analysis, test and debugging, closing with tips on getting started with FPGAs.
Rob Klein is the owner of Xenon Digital Workshop, an engineering design services firm specializing in the development of embedded systems incorporating FPGA technology. He has held key design roles within product developments at leading communications, military, avionics, and industrial equipment manufacturers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, BSEE, 1994.