Michael Snowden has arranged for a presentation, "Introduction to embedded system modeling, simulation, and implementation on FPGAs", by George Zaki, a professional engineer and teacher with UMBC. Dr. Zaki will present via Google Hangout.
Summary: In this meeting, I will introduce the basics of HDL-based design of modern digital systems, and will give an overview the design and implementation of digital systems using the Verilog HDL and VHDL on FPGAs. We will also go over some basics of the language; modeling of complex digital systems; simulation; and verification.
The presentation will begin at 7:30; I've set the meetup start time earlier so that we can all be ready in advance.
A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing – hence "field-programmable". The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language (HDL), typically VHDL or Verilog. Join us for self-directed study and experimentation with FPGAs. Further discussion is available on the Nova Labs Electronics mailing list <[masked]>.