Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 36

April 28, 2009

8 pages523 K bytes

A FPGA Paint Brush Application

Vince Edwards
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA

Michael Courtney
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA

Kuo-pao Yang
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA

Abstract: This paper describes a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) paint program similar to the one found on the Windows operating system. This paint brush application uses a modern educational kit that has recently been available for Computer Science hardware courses. The educational package employs state-of-the-art technology in both hardware and software. This new technology is currently being used in many universities and many electronic commercial products. With an integrated design environment and its reconfigurable capabilities on the board where hardware can be changed on the fly, we implement the system-on-chip application and immediately see execution results. Further development of this program can lead to a more complex and sophisticated application.

Keywords: Hardware/software co-design, Embedded computing education, FPGA-based design, System-on-chip

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< class="style_left"p>Recommended Citation: Edwards, Courtney, and Yang (2009). A FPGA Paint Brush Application. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (36). http://isedj.org/7/36/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2008: §3722. ISSN: 1542-7382.)