[Lab] PLDs & HDL workshop
amos at polkaroo.net
Wed Apr 12 11:53:28 EDT 2017
Thanks for asking on behalf of us noobs, Jason. Yannick’s response gave me
enough to go on to sort out the acronyms, which I present here for all! :)
programmable logic device (PLD):
hardware description language (HDL):
At least, that is my guess. Or it could have something to do with
amos at polkaroo.net
On 12 April 2017 at 10:55, Yannick Lamarre <yan.lamarre at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> No special knowledge required. This presentation aims to be an
> introduction of the subject toward makers. I know a few people with no
> knowledge of electronics will be attending and will make sure I keep
> it in that range.
> PLDs are a range of devices used in digital design and HDL is today's
> most common design tool to target PLDs.
> Although most of this subject has been reserved to Electrical
> Engineers in the past, I find that these devices are now quite
> accessible to hobbyist nowadays and lack of educations is preventing
> (or scaring) people to use this technology. The goal of this
> presentation is to prove that these devices can be incorporated into
> your everyday projects.
> On 12 April 2017 at 10:30, Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Yannick - what are PLDs and HDL?
> > Do I need any special electronics knowledge to attend?
> > On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Yannick Lamarre <yan.lamarre at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> Tonight, I will be presenting a workshop on PLDs & HDL at Westboro's
> >> Barley Mow around 7pm. I will present an overview of the different
> >> technologies and families of PLDs followed by an introduction to HDL
> >> coding concepts with MyHDL.
> >> Regards,
> >> Yannick Lamarre
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