I am very new to FPGA's (background being ASIC design).
I would like to map some designs onto FPGA's as a starting point. I want to experiment with the complete FPGA flow, starting with writing the design in VHDL/Verilog and getting it programmed onto a target FPGA (it doesn't matter which FPGA for the time being).
I was looking for free/cheap FPGA developement s/w what i could run on my home PC and better understand the process of mapping a design to an FPGA target.
Any pointers for SW or developement tools would be appreciated.