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6 Posts authored by: rsc
I spent the weekend figuring out Lab 9.  It turns out that my file system wasn't in line with the TCL script.  The instructions are as follows: ***NOTE*** If you receive an error running the Tcl command above please delete your entire ZynqDesign project and ip repo. Then start from Experiment 1 step 1 in which you unzip a pre-built lab 8 project and ip repo to the correct location. The reason you received an error was most likely due to an incorrect naming convention that was done in ...
The objectives of Lab 7: https://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property.html The basic objective of the last few labs in this training module is to light up an LED and control it with a PWM output. In addition, the JTAG interface was explored, along with ILA debugging.  A few hours into this session, I could enter a number into a terminal program, and the LED would change brightness from off to full-on.  The ILA is a logic analyzer GUI that utilizes the dual-port m ...
The MiniZed training is getting more complicated.  Several new items have been discussed including TCL, AXI, DMA, and BRAM.  Lab 3 objectives: This lab is designed to set up the hardware configuration in Vivado and the SDK for the actual components and features found on the MiniZed board. This is similar to the include file for a microprocessor GPIO mapping you would use with a typical compiler, although much more complicated. There is a nice "wizard" type interface with tabbed ...
Here are the objectives for the first few labs:     The instructions were very clear, although I'm not sure of all the why yet, I managed to output some ASCII The lab pdfs link to a 790pg technical reference manual for your reading pleasure.....ug585-Zynq-7000-TRM.pdf Once Vivado and the SDK are configured for the MiniZed hardware, the actual code is minimal. Time to watch some more videos...... ...
I received an email with instructions for downloading the first MiniZed training package.  The overview and Lab0 are mostly about product specifications and features. I watch the first two videos, and I am instructed to do Lab1.  Here's where it gets interesting.  Lab1 starts out using Vivado 2017.1, or 2017.4, and I just spent 2 days installing 2018.2.1 43.6GB ! To be continued...... ...
While waiting for the official training package to arrive, I decided to make a couple of MiniZed enclosures using the 3D printer. I purchased another MiniZed board so I could have one at home, and one at work   Manuel Alejandro Iglesias Abbatemarco designed an enclosure, and I tried to print his design, although the cutouts for fasteners and cooling holes turned out to be a problem. His files can be found on Hackster here: https://www.hackster.io/mhanuel/minized-linux-tutorial-part-i-e2f ...