Embedded SoPC Design with Nios ii Processor and VHDL Examples
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.
Table of Contents
PART I: BASIC DIGITAL CIRCUITS DEVELOPMENT
PART II: BASIC NOIS II SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
PART III: CUSTOM I/O PERIPHERAL DEVELOPMENT
PART IV: HARDWARE ACCLERATOR CASE STUDIES