If you're among the growing group of design pros looking to replace discrete logic devices with field programmable logic devices (FPLDs), you'll want to get your hands on the new Programmable Logic Handbook. Top expert Ashok K. Sharma gives you a firm working knowledge of FPLD design and optimization. He starts off by explaining basic logic structures, including programmable logic devices and arrays (PLDs/PLAs), field programmable gate arrays (PGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs), erasable programmable logic devices (EPLDs), and configurable Logic Arrays (CRAs). He then helps you understand all the trade-oofs involved in FPLD design and selection. It's the one resource you can count on to nail down all major FPLD issues: design methodologies...technoloies and architectures...design and development tools for simulation, verification, local synthesis, technology mapping, placement and routing...schematic capture...dexign for testability...reliability assurance...electrical testing..performance specs...fabrication processes...the works!