Since FPGA are becoming more accessible to the hobbyist, learning how to use them can be really useful for certain applications; moreover, engineers that are able to code in VHDL/Verilog are always requested on the job market.
In this tutorial I'll cover the basics of Xilinx ISE and VHDL.
I'll base my code on the Basys2 board from Digilent: it is really cheap (especially for students) and has a lot of features on board.
However, in this tutorial we'll only simulate our code with ISim, for the real applications check back soon!
|Digilent's Basys2 board|