Finite state machines (FSMs) are widely adopted as part of reactive systems to capture their dynamic behaviors using a limited number of modes or states that usually change according to the applied circumstances. Some terminologies are frequently used to describe the FSM characteristics: state, transition, condition and … Read More
You might wonder why, in FPGA design, you would go beyond simply using the design tools provided by the FPGA vendor (e.g. Xilinx, Intel/Altera and Microsemi). After all, they know their hardware platform better than anyone else, and they’re pretty good at design software too. But there’s one thing none of these providers want to… Read More
Finite state machines (FSMs) are a very convenient way of describing certain kinds of behavior. But like any other aspect of design, it is important to get everything right. Since finite state machines have been formally studied, there is a lot of knowledge about the types of bugs that a finite state machine might exhibit.
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