Learn VHDL or Verilog?

The quick answer is, VHDL, then Verilog. Yes, both! There is a lot of existing HDL out there, examples, complete “cores”, etc. and the one you need, or want to look at to get ideas, might be written in the HDL that you decided not to learn.

I learned VHDL first, and I’m working on […]

FPGA Education, Books, and Community

GETTING STARTED

I’m a self learner. If I want to know about something, I’ll generally start with a Google search and usually end in shopping trip to Amazon (with a wish list full of the books I can’t afford yet.) When I decided to start FPGA development, I purchased my devboard and found the 5-star […]

Bank Switch Mini 256K

Bank Switch Mini 256K

When I started selling the Classic 64K Bank-Switch Boards on the CHC store, I wanted to follow Jon’s lead and offer a cartridge shell. Currently the only place to get a 99/4A cartridge shell is to removed the circuit board from an existing TI produced cartridge, at least until someone […]

The FPGA Development Board

In August 2007 I finally decided to purchase an FPGA development board. I chose the Digilent Spartan 3E Started Board, which is actually still available for the same price I paid 3 years ago… I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing? Anway, I made my choice based on a […]

F18A – FPGA Based TMS9918A

The TI-99/4A Master Title Screen on a VGA LCD monitor

Development Journal Index: The FPGA Development Board September 7, 2010 FPGA Education, Books, and Community February 1, 2011 Learn VHDL or Verilog? February 5, 2011 Making Boards July 14, 2011 F18A PRE-ORDERS Open! February 9, 2012 F18A Features July 21, 2012 Mounting the F18A […]