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This is the Xilinx web page for the Virtex-II Pro data sheets.
You should have a look through Module 2.
In particular, pay attention to
the Configurable Logic and the 18K Block SelectRAM sections.
Note that the basic Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro logic block and memory
architectures are pretty much the same. The Virtex-II Pro
comes with added features, such as the embedded Power PC.
This is the Altera web page for the Stratix data sheets, which is a
similar generation device to the Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro devices.
You should have a look through Volume 1, Chapter 2.
In particular, look at the sections on the Logic Array Blocks, the
Logic Elements and the TriMatrix Memory.
High-Speed Digital System Design: A
Handbook of Interconnect Theory and Design Practices, Hall, Hall
and McCall, Wiley. Chapter 8 is most directly relevant to the
lectures. Chapter 9 gets more into setting up spreadsheets to do
the computations. Available through UofT library
Clock Domains and Synchronization
Digital Systems Engineering, Dally and Poulton,
Cambridge. Chapter 10.