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Hardware Hacking

4 Posts authored by: Fred27
So, last time I managed to get the SQL Acron CLE-215 running whilst powered by an external power supply and connect to it over JTAG. This let me get blinky running but didn't really take advantage of the unusual feature which drew me to the board - the PCIe interface. Now that I knew I had some control over the board it was time to put it inside my PC.   Hardware My main desktop is a small-ish form factor machine running Windows 10. Luckily I had a slightly older tower PC that had much more ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Well, so far (in previous blogs) I have managed to get the board power up and detected by Vivado hardware manager, but that's only part of the way there. Whilst I can upload a bitstream to the FPGA I need to know how to upload a useful bitstream. The simplest "Hello World" for FPGAs ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Getting the board running So, after receiving my SQRL Acorn cryptominer board, the first thing I needed to do was power it up and connect to it. I decided that to start with it might be impractical to have it located in a PCIe slot inside my PC as that would make it physically inacces ...
Hardware Hacking Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $200 shopping cart! Submit an EntrySubmit an Entry  Back to homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   It all started from a bit of aimless browsing eBay. I can't remember exactly what I was looking for but a search for "Xilinx" brought up something unusual and interesting. I stumbled across this listing - a "SQRL Acorn CLE-215  Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA M.2 with PCIe carrier". Nw, I k ...