The answer according to ASIC designer Sven Andersson is yes, and he's documented his experiences to prove it!
Some time ago, a Swedish ASIC designer called Sven Andersson emailed me to say that he had decided to learn how to work with FPGAs. The best way to learn anything is to have a real project and to do everything "hands-on." So Sven decided on a project, selected the type of FPGA he wished to work with, and plunged into the fray.
The really cool thing is that Sven kept track of all of his decisions and his progress, and he documented everything in the form of a "hands-on" tutorial. When Sven first contacted me, he was already many months into his "ordeal by fire."
Anyway, Sven kindly agreed to pen this week's featured Featured How To Article, which introduces his project in detail and describes the steps he undertook when starting his project. Also included is a table of contents, along with links to the first THIRTY-EIGHT "chapters" in his project (and several more topics have been added since we put this article together).
So why not take a look and see what you think? Both Sven and I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.
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