I have been playing alot with FPGAs (or so I thought). I have always been dealing with different evaluation boards etc. which is very handy; you plug in the USB cable, use the development tool and the ”upload bitstream” but how do I use a single FPGA-chip and implement it on a PCB.
I know there are different FPGAs out there; some become permanent once you configured them, others loose their architecture when you cut the power, and some keep the structure even when power is off.
So lets say I want to make a control unit for a display. It is working on the evaluation board with all its IOs. So how do I go from here to actually buy a single fpga chip, put it on a pcb or similar. How do I program the chip when there is no nice toolkit or USB-port waiting for me.