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Learn the Basics of FPGA Design

Explore our free and comprehensive tutorials covering four of the major programming languages which are used in the design and verification of FPGAs.


A hardware description language which is popular amongst engineers in europe.


The most popular hardware description language for FPGA engineers based in the USA


An extension of the verilog language which is primarily intended for FPGA verification


A set of libraries that extend the C++ language to allow for the design and verification of FPGAs

Who is John?

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John is the founder and main author of He has been designing FPGAs for more than 10 years whilst working at large tech companies and research institutes in the UK and Germany.

On this site, John teaches you the basics of the most commonly used languages for FPGA design – VHDL, Verilog and System Verilog.

You can also read more advanced, practical guidance on a wide range of FPGA related topics in his blog.

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An Introduction to Hierarchical Channels in SystemC

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An Introduction to SystemC Primitive Channels

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Numeric Data Types in SystemC

In this post we discuss the numeric data types which are defined in the SystemC libraries

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An Introduction to Basic SystemC Data Types

In this post, we talk about the basic binary data types which are included in the SystemC libraries.

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