Build a CPLD dev board

Check out these two tutorials on how to build a simple CPLD dev board and an introduction to Verilog found on

The dev board is quite sparse, but could be a really good base for a series of tutorials on how to work with programmable logic.

About programmable logic:

Max on Feb 28th, 2008 12:25am
Alright, it's really time for me to get started with programmable logic. Verilog actually doesn't look too difficult to learn. Pyroelectro looks like a pretty cool site. It's a great name!
follower on Feb 28th, 2008 8:27am
Handy tutorial as I've gotten interested into CPLDs lately. (I've got my notes at if you're interested in FPGA/CPLD/Verilog links.)

I also found a similar design for a Xilinx chip:


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William on Feb 28th, 2008 8:34am
I found to a really good resource when I was learning Verilog. The gun that runs the site also sells some pretty cheap FPGA development boards that are fun to play with.
s1axter on Feb 28th, 2008 9:20am
Nice collection of programmable logic links follower.
follower on Mar 1st, 2008 5:00am
Thanks for the positive feedback s1axter.

I've also got a more general collection of electronics-related links at that others have found useful.

follower on Mar 1st, 2008 5:03am
BTW your comment form entry doesn't keep the comment in the form when the verification number is missed out.

Not only that, but it also somehow prevents the "back button" caching of the entry as well, so I had to retype my last post.

FPGA CPLD on May 7th, 2008 5:13pm
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