FPGAs have been very flexible in accommodating any HDL coding or design style for digital logic; Xilinx Virtex-5 devices are no exception. Although Virtex-5 FPGAs can accommodate many different types of designs written in many different methods, certain recommended constructs and manners can achieve improved optimization in terms of area, performance, and power.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Fourth Quarter 2006. Article © Xcell Journal.