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2017
I have been chosen as a roadtester for DEO-NANO P0082 and my kit has arrived. I decided before going roadtest project, it will be nice to give a heartbeat and step into FPGA world. Before you go reading, I want to say I am not an FPGA expert but I want to be one   I just had a course during my master. If you confused something or think something is wrong, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.   Let's start with what is FPGA? To be honest it is a hard question and I will answer in ...
  If your looking to get into FPGA development and have been following my blogs, this is probably the post that you should pay most attention to as it's likely to make clear the design process.   So far I've followed the quick start guide,  downloaded the recommended software and installed the demo bitstreams onto the deo-nano development board. For clarification, a bitstream (or bit stream) is the name of your compiled project that gets transferred onto the FPGA device.   ...
This post covers my experiences working through the quick start guide and moving on from there.   Installing The Software  All of the required software can be downloaded from http://de0-nano.terasic.com/cd I was required to register at terasic.com to download their software. Downloading the terasic cd and other bits from there was as simple as downloading a regular file. There are links from there to the Altera website where I found the Quartus2 design suite. Of course I had to regist ...
  Recently I was selected to roadtest the terasIC DEO-NANO P0082 fpga development kit. My application was based around reviewing the P0082 for suitability as an entry level device to simplify the process of people wanting to explore fpga development for the first time.   As part of that roadtest application I offered to post regular blogs here in the fgpa group on element14 documenting my progress, this first post centered around the unboxing and first impressions.      ...
This post is a preparation for my attempt to generate VGA with a XuLA2 FPGA board. I'm generating an image file that I can upload to the board's SDRAM. The FPGA will read it from the RAM and convert it into a VGA image.   The example project for the VGA plug-in for the XuLA has an example image. The latest loader tool for the board (xsload 0.1.31) doesn't support the format of that file. There's an older version of the loader that supports it but doesn't want to run on my pc. Not to ...
I purchased a Xess XuLA2 FPGA kit a while ago. As preparation for a test with its VGA module , I'm trying out one of the utilities to automatically create pin mappings.   You can plug XuLA modules into several connectors. Based on your choice, you have to route your signals to the FPGA balls that are connected to the pins of that connector. And: Mapping FPGA pins to connector locations can be a dog.     I found out yesterday that there is a utility to perform this much dread ...
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