Maybe you are interested, but do not know the terminology. Please first check out a great slide show at


Here you will find links to all the articles that make up our CPLD for beginners guide.

We’d love to hear your feedback about this guide. If we’ve got something wrong or if there’s anything specific you’d like us to cover, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



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Part 1 – Installing the Altera Quartus II software
Part 2 – Entering your first design
Part 3 – Lighting an LED
Part 4 – Adding a button
Part 5 – Making a half-adder
Part 6 – Making a full-adder
Part 7 – Making a 4-bit binary adder

Part 8 – Making a 4-bit binary subtractor




For a more in depth discussion, look at Programmable Logic II – CPL | Hackaday.


Oh! do you need one, see Altera: DK-DEV-5M570ZN MAX V CPLD Development Kit


Enjoy learning new things,