Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are currently recognized as the most suitable platform for the implementation of complex digital systems targeting an increasing number of industrial electronics applications. They cover a huge variety of application areas, such as: aerospace, food industry, art, industrial automation, automotive, biomedicine, process control, military, logistics, power electronics, chemistry, sensor networks, robotics, ultrasound, security, and artificial vision. This book first presents the basic architectures of the devices to familiarize the reader with the fundamentals of FPGAs before identifying and discussing new resources that extend the ability of the devices to solve problems in new application domains. Design methodologies are discussed and application examples are included for some of these domains, e.g., mechatronics, robotics, and power systems.
FPGAs and their Role in the Design of Electronic Systems. Main Architectures and Hardware Resources of FPGAs. Embedded Processors in FPGA Architectures. Advanced Signal Processing Resources in FPGAs. Mixed-Signal FPGAs. Tools and Methodologies for FPGA-Based Design. Off-chip and in-chip communications for FPGA systems. Building Reconfigurable Systems using Commercial FPGAs. Industrial Electronics Applications of FPGAs.
"The new book FPGAs: Fundamentals, Advanced Features, and Applications in Industrial Electronics presents all the facets of today’s field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The aim of the authors is to offer engineers and, more generally, readers who have experience in industrial electronics a good understanding of both the basics and the latest trends related to FPGAs. FPGAs: Fundamentals, Advanced Features, and Applications in Industrial Electronics is a valuable textbook for all those who want to better comprehend FPGAs and their most recent evolutions to use them relevantly in industrial control systems."
—IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, June 2017 Issue