Apr 24, 2014 · 7:00 PM
I'm happy to announce that this time Anthony Mowers will prepare for us a demonstration on how to do FPGA (field programmable gate array) programming.
"Some of the NYC micro-trading companies implement parts of their stock trading software algorithms in hardware.
I kind of think of it as hardware design for software engineers. It's not likely any of us would be using it in our work any time soon, but people might find it fun to see the process.
I'd design a simple digital circuit. Describe it using the Verilog language (which has a C like look to it). Synthesize a digital circuit layout and download that circuit onto an FPGA prototype board. Lights would flash when buttons are pushed. No electronic skills required."
See you all there!