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19 Posts authored by: aspork42
Well - I finally managed to do it! I have created a basic project based on the lessons from the training.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style header ...
This is an update on where my project is at.   My initial intent was to rebuild a line follower that I did back like 8 years ago; but using the MiniZed. The board is very well suited for this application - the PL (FPGA) can do all the grunt work of reading dual wheel encoders, running a control loop to feed a PWM signal back to the motors. Since the board offers a whole host of other goodies like the MuRata bluetooth & Wifi module, then a web interface could be added. We could use the ...
This blog will cover the final two lessons in the Speedway Series for Software on the MiniZed. We'll talk about the built-in libraries and go through using the PMOD headers.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RA ...
In this post we get through labs 8 and 9. This will teach us how to archive a project and restore from archives; then it will discuss using interrupts in our programs.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB ...
Hello again! In this post, we'll /finally/ upload to the physical MiniZed AND get it to boot up on its own running a program.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Ard ...
Hello again, In lab 5 we finally connect the MiniZed and flash it with a program! Closely followed by lab 6 in which we set up the first stage bootloader - FSBL. This will allow the MiniZed to run "untethered" and not plugged in with the JTAG connector to the computer run our program.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete de ...
Hello,   In this lesson, we create our own application; and explore some of the available code examples for the Zynq MiniZed training board.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG progra ...
Lab 3 - Board Support Package Welcome back everyone - hope you all have a great new year! This lab goes into much more detail about what the Board Support Package (BSP) is and does when it comes to the software SDK. For me, this cleared up a lot of questions I had regarding it and why we have to generate it from the HDL (Hardware description) that Vivado outputs. Read on to find out more!   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform w ...
Welcome to the second half! This is the second half of the Zynq training series. The first half covered the "hardware" side of things; meaning the physical FPGA, the AXI Interface, and a fair amount of "TCL" (pronounced "tickle") interface. In the second half, we will start to write the "software" side which runs on the ARM Cortex processor portion of the Zync chip. In the diagram below, it will focus more in the grey area as the previous section focused a lot more in the yellow underlying "PL" ...
About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers (3.3V compatible only), Microphone, Bi-Color LED, and two additional expansion ports.   See all blog posts fo ...
About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers (3.3V compatible only), Microphone, Bi-Color LED, and two additional expansion ports.   See all blog posts fo ...
I have finished Lab 7! This one was quite a bit longer for me and took three or four nights to get through.   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers ...
I have finished Labs 4, 5, and 6!   About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers (3.3V compatible only), Microphone, Bi-Color LED, and two additional expa ...
About:Through Avnet, Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers (3.3V compatible only), Microphone, Bi-Color LED, and two additional expansion ports.   See all blog posts fo ...
About:Through Xilinx and Element14, a training program to learn about the Zynq 7000 platform which is System On Chip combining an FPGA with an ARM processor. This comes to the students as complete development board packed with goodies like a wireless chip from MuRata (BT/BTLE/WIFI), 8GB Flash memory, onboard RAM, USB to JTAG (JTAG programmable over USB), Arduino-style headers (3.3V compatible only), Microphone, Bi-Color LED, and two additional expansion ports.   See all blog posts for this ...