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CPLD / ABEL versus FPGA / Verilog

Liked the Monday show on FPGAs. Thought listeners might want to know that hardware programming isn't as daunting as suggested. Best way to start is with CPLDs / ABEL. Andre Lamothe has a good primer (with a video signal generator project) at:

Also, check out this episode of the "Programming Throwdown" podcast:


  • I used an Altera FPGA & VHDL in my second year of college. I was fascinated and really wanted one.. until the Arduino came out.
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