Architecting and Building High-Speed SoCs: Design, develop, and debug complex FPGA-based systems-on-chip
by Mounir Maaref (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社： Packt Publishing (December 9, 2022)
Language 语言： English
pages 页数： 426 pages
ISBN-10 书号： 1801810990
ISBN-13 书号： 9781801810999
Design a high-speed SoC while gaining a holistic view of the FPGA design flow and overcoming its challenges.
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Use development tools to implement and verify an SoC, including ARM CPUs and the FPGA logic
Overcome the challenge of time to market by using FPGA SoCs and avoid the prohibitive ASIC NRE cost
Understand the integration of custom logic accelerators and the SoC software and build them
Modern and complex SoCs can adapt to many demanding system requirements by combining the processing power of ARM processors and the feature-rich Xilinx FPGAs. You'll need to understand many protocols, use a variety of internal and external interfaces, pinpoint the bottlenecks, and define the architecture of an SoC in an FPGA to produce a superior solution in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
This book adopts a practical approach to helping you master both the hardware and software design flows, understand key interconnects and interfaces, analyze the system performance and enhance it using the acceleration techniques, and finally build an RTOS-based software application for an advanced SoC design.
You'll start with an introduction to the FPGA SoCs technology fundamentals and their associated development design tools. Gradually, the book will guide you through building the SoC hardware and software, starting from the architecture definition to testing on a demo board or a virtual platform. The level of complexity evolves as the book progresses and covers advanced applications such as communications, security, and coherent hardware acceleration.
By the end of this book, you'll have learned the concepts underlying FPGA SoCs' advanced features and you'll have constructed a high-speed SoC targeting a high-end FPGA from the ground up.
What you will learn
Understand SoC FPGAs' main features, advanced buses and interface protocols
Develop and verify an SoC hardware platform targeting an FPGA-based SoC
Explore and use the main tools for building the SoC hardware and software
Build advanced SoCs using hardware acceleration with custom IPs
Implement an OS-based software application targeting an FPGA-based SoC
Understand the hardware and software integration techniques for SoC FPGAs
Use tools to co-debug the SoC software and hardware
Gain insights into communication and DSP principles in FPGA-based SoCs
Who this book is for
This book is for FPGA and ASIC hardware and firmware developers, IoT engineers, SoC architects, and anyone interested in understanding the process of developing a complex SoC, including all aspects of the hardware design and the associated firmware design. Prior knowledge of digital electronics, and some experience of coding in VHDL or Verilog and C or a similar language suitable for embedded systems will be required for using this book. A general understanding of FPGA and CPU architecture will also be helpful but not mandatory.
Table of Contents
Introducing FPGA Devices and SoCs
FPGA Devices and SoCs Design Tools
Basic and Advanced On-chip Busses and Interconnects
Connecting High Speed Devices Using Busses and Interconnects
Basic and Advanced SoC Interfaces
What Goes Where in a High Speed SoC Design
FPGA SoC Hardware Design and Verification Flow
FPGA SoC Software Design Flow
SoC Design Hardware and Software Integration
Building a Complex SoC Hardware Targeting an FPGA
Addressing the Security Aspects of an FPGA based SoC
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