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Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and Verilog Examples. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2181836
  • Book
  • May 2012
  • 782 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Explores the unique hardware programmability of FPGA-based embedded systems, using a learn-by-doing approach to introduce the concepts and techniques for embedded SoPC design with Verilog

An SoPC (system on a programmable chip) integrates a processor, memory modules, I/O peripherals, and custom hardware accelerators into a single FPGA (field-programmable gate array) device. In addition to the customized software, customized hardware can be developed and incorporated into the embedded system as well?allowing us to configure the soft-core processor, create tailored I/O interfaces, and develop specialized hardware accelerators for computation-intensive tasks.

Utilizing an Altera FPGA prototyping board and its Nios II soft-core processor, Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and Verilog Examples takes a "learn by doing" approach to illustrate the hardware and software design and development process by including realistic projects that can be implemented and tested on the board.

Emphasizing hardware design and integration throughout, the book is divided into four major parts: - Part I covers HDL and synthesis of custom hardware - Part II introduces the Nios II processor and provides an overview of embedded software development - Part III demonstrates the design and development of hardware and software of several complex I/O peripherals, including a PS2 keyboard and mouse, a graphic video controller, an audio codec, and an SD (secure digital) card - Part IV provides several case studies of the integration of hardware accelerators, including a custom GCD (greatest common divisor) circuit, a Mandelbrot set fractal circuit, and an audio synthesizer based on DDFS (direct digital frequency synthesis) methodology

While designing and developing an embedded SoPC can be rewarding, the learning can be a long and winding journey. This book shows the trail ahead and guides readers through the initial steps to exploit the full potential of this emerging methodology.
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Preface xxvii


1 Overview of Embedded System 1

Part I: Basic Digital Circuits Development

2 Gate-level Combinational Circuit 11

3 Overview of FPGA and EDA Software 25

4 RT-level Combinational Circuit 53

5 Regular Sequential Circuit 93

6 FSM 137

7 FSMD 155

8 Selected Topics of Verilog 188

Part II: Basic Nois II Software Development

9 Nios II Processor Overview 229

10 NIOS II System Derivation and Low-Level Access 237

11 Predesigned Nios II I/O Peripherals 265  

12 Predesigned Nios II I/O Drivers and HAL API 303

13 Interrupt and ISR 325

Part III: Custom I/O Peripheral Development

14 Custom I/O Peripheral with PIO Cores 345

15 Avalon Interconnect and SOPC Component 351

16 SRAM and SDRAM Controllers 385

17 PS2 Keyboard and Mouse 423

18 VGA Controller 475

19 Audio Codec Controller 555

20 SD Card Controller 601

Part IV: Hardware Acclerator Case Studies

21 GCD Accelerator 663

22 Mandelbrot Set Fractal Accelerator 681

23 Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis 715

References 741

Topic Index 745

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Pong P. Chu Cleveland State University.
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