Data and network communications protocol motherboard using reconfigurable hardware
The introduction of reconfigurable devices such as the field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) have provided electrical, electronics and computer engineers with a versatile and cost-effective method of designing circuits, developing devices and implementing electronic, communications, computer and other related systems. This paper presents the use of FPGA in the development of a mother board to introduce the concepts of data and network communications protocol through different interfaces such as VGA, PS/2, serial communications and parallel communications. Moreover, since it is FPGA-based, this motherboard can be reconfigured or expanded to perform other protocols making it open to a lot of possibilities.
Rosula Reyes, Carlos Oppus, Jose Claro Monje, Noel Patron, Raphael Gonzales, and Mark Glenn Retirado. 2011. Data and network communications protocol motherboard using reconfigurable hardware. In Proceeding of 10th WSEAS international conference on electronics, hardware, wireless and optical communications, and 10th WSEAS international conference on signal processing, robotics and automation, and 3rd WSEAS international conference on nanotechnology, and 2nd WSEAS international conference on Plasma-fusion-nuclear physics (NEHIPISIC’11). World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, 143–147.