One thing I’m really impressed about is all of the free educational and instructional resources that are available these days…
For example, I just heard that the folks at Altera and Mathworks are hosting a free webinar introducing FPGA design using MATLAB and Simulink on 5 October 2011. In fact there will be two “showings” of this webinar at 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
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The official description of the webinar is as follows:
Learn how companies are reducing FPGA design cycle time by 33-50% or more by adopting workflows based on MATLAB and Simulink. In this presentation, engineers from MathWorks and Altera will demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink are used to design FPGAs for applications such as signal processing, image processing, communications, and control systems.
Topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to system modeling with MATLAB and Simulink
- Fixed-point and floating-point design considerations
- Target-independent HDL code generation using Simulink HDL Coder from MathWorks
- Altera-specific HDL code generation from Simulink using Altera DSP Builder
- Optimization of HDL code generation for performance and area
- HDL Verification using Simulink models as test benches
- Integration with Altera's Quartus II Software
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