Accession Number:

ADA242538

Title:

Design Implementation into Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

In the past three years a new type of programmable logic device has emerged. The programmable gate array is a new approach to an old problem of trying to implement logic designs in an efficient manner. This thesis explore the implementation of design using the Field Programmable Gate Array FPGA. In particular, this thesis utilizes the XILINX development system tools to implement design into the XILINX Logic Cell Array LCA. This thesis begins by defining characteristics of the LCA and then defines the characteristics of the Small Computer Systems Interface SCSI which is used as a design implementation example. The XILINX implementation study is conducted on the design example. Both Mentor Graphics and Futurenet schematic capture tools are used for design entry. Following design implementation, backannotated design simulation is performed to study the effect of the LCA technology on design performance. The results of this thesis showed that designs implemented using technology performed comparably to other implementation technologies. Additionally, this implementation method allows design to be completed in a significantly shorter time frame than previously possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE