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Edge aligned Source synchronous outputs

This is a basic block diagram of source synchronous interface I found in altera document. Here This is how edge aligned source synchronous output looks like. They say the reciever will shift the ...
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VHDL: Optmize signal comparisons for synthesis

As a preface, there are certain coding styles used in VHDL/Verilog which help the synthesis tools infer different hardware(some better in perfomance than the other). For example using an if-else-if ...
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Aggregate of 2 vectors in VHDL

I am checking what I can and cannot do in aggregating and concatenating in VHDL. while I can combine two vectors by concatenating them, I keep getting error if I use aggregate. I saw one answer here ...
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Timing Constraints

I need to sample 24-bit data on a DAC at 25 MHz. The data comes from a design, I implemented on FPGA. In every clock cycle, the FPGA outputs a 24-bit data, which the DAC has to sample in the next ...
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How to measure dynamic power consumption of each component of a Microcontroller?

I am interested to get the dynamic power consumption of each of the component of a micro-controller. Can I do it by adding the power lines in place and route (PAR)? The purpose of it to get the more ...
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Is it good practice to always assign initial value and reset signals in digital design?

I have read that initial values to a signal can be set in an FPGA since the design is "loaded into it" after power up. However, in ASICs we can only rely on a reset signal to put all signals into a ...
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Some question about RTL Design and VHDL

I have some question almost uncorrelated, so I'll enureamted it, hope you can help me: 1) I'm studing RTL Design, and the question is at level of data path, arithmetic unit ecc. I don't understand ...
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Is there an easy way to physically implement a simple digital circuit?

I designed a digital circuit which, in total, has about 27-30 gates. Building that circuit in real life using a 74 series IC would mean using a lot of through hole/SMD chips, which wouldn't be ...
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Computational complexity of current netlist matching algorithms

I understand that the problem of matching two netlists could be reduced to the graph isomorphism problem which is NP-intermediate. Apart from that what are the complexity results of some of the ...
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How is ASIC design different from FPGA HDL synthesis?

I've had some experience with FPGA/HDL tool suites such as Xilinx ISE, Lattice Diamond, etc. The general workflow is writing Verilog/VHDL, simulation, testing and then programming the FPGA. I've ...