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Introduction to FPGAs [lab64 workshop]

Introduction to FPGAs
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
lab64 (Packard 064)
Abstract / Description: 

FPGA workshop:
This week's workshop will be super exciting! We'll be learning about field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs. An FPGA is basically a piece of reconfigurable hardware – code that you write gets synthesized into physical logic gates on the chip, which allows you to work with really fast signals and do very precise timing.

If you've never used an FPGA before, this will be a really cool workshop –we'll be starting from the ground up and programming a little FPGA board that's great for prototyping with. You'll need a laptop to participate in the workshop.


Interested in learning more about electronics? Join us in lab64 for weekly workshops. This quarter's workshops are currently scheduled for Wednesday nights in lab64 at 7pm, and aim to last about two hours.

  • Week 1: Soldering Basics
  • Week 2: Introduction to PCB Design / Altium
  • Week 3: Introduction to SMT Assembly
  • Week 4: Introduction to PCB Design / EAGLE
  • Week 5: 3D Modeling with Solidworks
  • Week 6: Low Volume SMT Assembly and Rework
  • Week 7: 3D Printing and Lasercutting
  • Week 8: Introduction to FPGAs
  • Week 9: 3D Modeling with Solidworks


Please note that the topics and/or schedule may change at any time. 
Contact Sam Girvin with questions.