FPGAs for Beginners’ Seminar

Thursday 28th November 2017

In conjunction with Microsemi SoC, Kemet Electronics Corporation and GSI Technologies


The seminar will explore the basics of FPGAs and outlining Microsemi’s FPGA devices ,how to design with them and hands-on lab. The day will conclude with an overview of Microsemi’s SmartFusion®2, IGLOO®2 and PolarFire® product families. All participants will be offered a voucher for a discounted low-cost design kit that will be valid for one month from the date of the seminar. The seminar is free-of-charge, and attendees will be provided with refreshments and lunch during the course of the day. Free WiFi access, stationery and training material will be provided. The seminar will take place at the Solid State Supplies offices in Redditch, where there is ample free parking. The address and directions can be found here.


09:00 Registration and welcome

Session 1 Discussion on FPGAs

  • Different technologies SRAM/FLASH/Antifuse/hybrids

10:30- 45 Coffee Break

  • Microsemi SoC FPGA overview and advantages
  • FPGAs vs. ASSPs

Session 2: Microsemi SoC FPGA capabilities
Applications/examples/success stories

Kemet Electronics: Decoupling and other board related requirements for Fpgas.

12:15-1.00 Lunch
Session 3A: Software Tools and Hardware

  • Software tools
  • Hardware tools including development and starter kits, programming
  • Libero demonstration – design entry through to programming

Session 3B: Demonstration of development kit

  • Software installation
  • Licensing
  • Hardware requirements

2:30- 45 Coffee Break
Session 3C :Hands On Lab

  • Using LiberoSoC mixed mode entry to design, simulate and program a simple design .
  • Session 4:
    New products including SmartFusion®2 , IGLOO®2 and PolarFire®

16:00 Round-up and Seminar close

Accommodation and further details

I want to attend – If you wish to attend our free seminar you must register through our website, we will send you an acknowledgement to confirm your registration.

What if I cannot come? – If you have registered and subsequently cannot attend we ask that you let us know by sending an email to hugh.wratten@sssltd.com as soon as possible so that we can open the space to another registrant. If you haven’t registered because you can’t make it but would like to be kept informed of future seminars please email us with this request to hugh.wratten@sssltd.com.

Costs – While the seminar is free, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Cancellation – In the very unlikely event that we have to postpone or cancel the seminar for whatever reason we will try to provide you with as much notice as possible. We take no liability for any travel, accommodation or any other losses incurred by you should we postpone or cancel the seminar.

Accommodation – If you need somewhere to stay there are several hotels near our offices, here are a couple of suggestions:-

  • Premier Inn :- Bordesley Lane, Alvechurch Highway, Redditch, B97 6AQ. Tel. 0871 527 9372 , www.premierinn.com
  • Marston’s Inns:- Meadow Farm, Dagnell End Lane, Redditch, B98 9BJ. Tel. 01527 585639, www.marstonsinns.co.uk


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