monsonite Posted February 8, 2015 Report Share Posted February 8, 2015 This is a popular course in computer design, devised by Noam Nisan and Shimon Schoken, where starting with the simple NAND gate, a whole modern 16 bit cpu can be designed from first principles. http://www.nand2tetris.org/ I ploughed my way through the first 5 chapters of the book in a week, but have to admit that my software skills were not up to scratch for progressing the projects in the 2nd half of the book. I did however learn a lot on the journey and actually learned how processors work. I think that access to modern FPGA hardware, DesignLab and Papilio would be a great way of teaching this essential skill to a whole new generation of potential Digital Designers. So Jack, what do you think? Could we see Papilio hardware used in this most worthy educational programme? Ken Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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