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Introduction to Pass-Transistor Logic
This article explores an alternative, and in some cases advantageous, approach to MOSFET-based implementation of digital logic functions.
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Clock Signals in FPGA Design: Data Path Maximal Clock Rates and the Xilinx PERIOD Timing Constraint
This article will discuss the Xilinx Period timing constraint that allows us to describe the characteristics of the clock signal that will be used with an FPGA design....
December 05, 2018
Understanding Bandwidth in Communications and Computing
This article discusses how to interpret and specify bandwidth in systems that involve data transmission and digital processing.
November 27, 2018
Intro Software Walkthrough: Fast Fourier Transforms and the Xilinx FFT IP Core
This article will explain some of the most important settings and design parameters for the Xilinx FFT IP core and function as a basic walkthrough of the Fast Fourier Transform interface....
October 17, 2018
Introduction to Clock Domain Crossing: Double Flopping
This article will discuss a well-known technique called “double flopping” to transfer a single-bit control signal between two clock domains....
October 05, 2018
Clock Signal Management: Clock Resources of FPGAs
This article will review the common FPGA resources that allow us to efficiently generate and distribute clock signals throughout a system....
September 21, 2018
Why Do We Need Matched Termination with High Speed Logic Families?
This article will try to develop a better insight into wave reflection that can occur when driving a relatively long wire with a fast logic gate....
September 14, 2018
The Electrical Engineer’s Guide to Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs)
This article explores some important details related to the design and functionality of processors.
August 15, 2018
What Is an FPGA? An Introduction to Programmable Logic
Learn about a hardware-based approach to performing calculations, routing digital signals, and controlling embedded systems using programmable logic and FPGAs....
August 13, 2018
Considerations for Adding Reset Capability to an FPGA Design
This article will look at some of the consequences of adding a reset input to an FPGA design.
July 30, 2018
PCB Layout Tips and Tricks: Minimizing Decoupling Inductance
This article examines some subtle details associated with the high-frequency performance of decoupling capacitors.
July 26, 2018
PCB Layout Tips and Tricks: How to Optimize Your Decoupling Connection
This article explores the somewhat complicated issue of how exactly to connect a decoupling capacitor to a power pin.
July 18, 2018
Beyond the Optocoupler: Understanding Digital Isolators
Optocouplers are undoubtedly effective, but alternative isolation technologies may be a better choice for your application.
July 13, 2018
The Basics of Emitter-Coupled Logic
This article will review the operation of a basic ECL inverter/buffer, and then we’ll look at some of the most important features of this logic family....
July 12, 2018
Use the Xilinx System Generator to Implement a Simple DDS
In this article, we’ll discuss implementing a simple direct digital synthesizer (DDS) using the Xilinx System Generator.
July 02, 2018
Basics of Phase Truncation in Direct Digital Synthesizers
This article will discuss phase truncation in direct digital synthesizers.
June 20, 2018
How to Design Schmitt Trigger Oscillators
This article discusses the good and the bad regarding Schmitt Trigger RC oscillators. These oscillators are especially important because they are present in the internal oscillator in many...
May 24, 2018
Pipelined Direct Form FIR Versus the Transposed Structure
This article will review two pipelined structures to implement a high throughput FIR filter.
May 21, 2018
Considerations for FPGA Implementation of Linear-Phase FIR Filters
This article will review considerations for efficient FPGA implementation of symmetric FIR filters.
May 17, 2018
Introduction to Distributed Arithmetic
This article will review the distributed arithmetic which is an interesting method of efficiently implementing multiply-and-accumulate operations....
May 11, 2018
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