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  1. 2 points
    Hi @Blake, I was struggling with the same problem. In Adam's project is mistake which result is an FMC-HDMI module is not recognizable by other devices. The reason for that is not sending EDID at all. The cause of this situation is wrong initialized EDID map. In Adams example EDID is initialized by: but the correct way is: the body of iic_write2 is from LK example: By the way, in LucasKandle example initialization is done in same way as in Adam's example so is the reason why it not worked in your case. I hope it will helps. If you want I will post my working code for a ZedBoard with FMC-HDMI when I clean it because at the moment is kind of messy.
  2. 2 points
    kwilber

    Pmod DA3 clocking

    It seems to me the AXI Quad SPI block is sending address + data. Looking at the .xci file again, I see C_SPI_MEM_ADDR_BITS set to 24 bits. So 24 bits of address and 16 bits of data would yield 40 bits.
  3. 2 points
    Hi @neocsc, Here is a verified Nexys Video HDMI project updated from Vivado 2016.4 to Vivado 2017.4. You should be able to find the updated project in the proj folder . Here is a GitHub project done in HDL using the clocking wizard, DVI2RGB and RGB2DVI IP Cores for another FPGA. Here is a unverified Nexys Video Vivado 2017.4 HDMI pass through project made from the linked Github project. In the next few days I should have the bandwidth to verify this project. thank you, Jon
  4. 2 points
    The warning you pasted is benign and simply means there are no ILAs present in your design. The real issue could be your clock. You should review the datasheet for the dvi2rgb.Table 1 in section 5 specifies RefClk is supposed to be 200Mhz. Also, your constraint should follow the recommendation in section 6.1 for a 720p design. Finally, @elodg gives some great troubleshooting information in this thread.
  5. 2 points
    Hi @akhilahmed, In the mentioned video tutorial, the leds are controlled using "xgpio.h" library but the application is standalone. If you want to use a linux based application you have to use linux drivers for controlling. In the current Petalinux build, which is used in SDSoC platform, UIO driver is the best approach. Steps: 1. Vivado project generation: - Extract .dsa archive from /path_to_sdsoc_platform/zybo_z7_20/hw/zybo_z7_20.dsa - Launch Vivado - In Tcl Console: cd /path_to_extracted_dsa/prj - In Tcl Console: source rebuild.tcl - In this point you should have the vivado project which is the hardware component of SDSoC platform. Open Block Design. Change to Address Editor Tab. Here you will find the address for axi_gpio_led IP: 0x4122_0000 2. Petalinux UIO driver: - Launch SDx - Import zybo-z7-20 SDSoC platform - Create a new SDx linux based project using a sample application (e.g. array_zero_copy) - Build the project - Copy the files from /Dubug/sd_card to SD card - Plug the SD card in Zybo Z7. Make sure that the JP5 is set in SD position. Turn on the baord - Use your favorite serial terminal to interact with the board (115200, 8 data bits, 2 stop bits, none parity) - cd to /sys/class/uio - if you run ls you will get something like: uio0 uio1 uio2 uio3 uio4 uio5 - Now you have to iterate through all these directories and to search for the above mentioned axi_gpio_led address: 0x4122_0000 - For example: cat uio0/maps/map0/addr will output: 0x41220000, which means that the axi_gpio_led can be accessed using linux uio driver through uio0 device. - Code: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <sys/ioctl.h> #include <sys/mman.h> #include <stdint.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <fcntl.h> #define UIO_MEM_SIZE 65536 #define UIO_LED_PATH "/dev/uio0" void UioWrite32(uint8_t *uioMem, unsigned int offset, uint32_t data) { *((uint32_t*) (uioMem+offset)) = data; } uint32_t UioRead32(uint8_t *uioMem, unsigned int offset) { return *((uint32_t*) (uioMem+offset)); } void led_count_down(uint8_t *ledMem) { uint8_t count = 0xF; uint8_t index = 0; for (index = 0; index < 5; index++) { UioWrite32(ledMem, 0, count); count = count >> 1; sleep(1); } } int main() { // Set Leds as output int led_fd = open(UIO_LED_PATH, O_RDWR); uint8_t *ledMem = (uint8_t *) mmap( 0, UIO_MEM_SIZE, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED, led_fd, (off_t)0); UioWrite32(ledMem, 4, 0x0); // Set all leds as output while(1) { // Start led count-down led_count_down(ledMem); } return 0; } - Build the project and copy the content of Debug/sd_card on SD sd_card - Power on the board and connect to it using a serial terminal - run the following commands: mount mmcblk0p1 /mnt cd /mnt ./project_name.elf - Result: A countdown should be displayed on leds.
  6. 2 points
    JColvin

    Arty A7 flash chip

    Hi @D@n, I believe the new part that is used in the Arty A7 boards (and other A7 boards) is now a Spansion S25FL128SAGMF100; based on old schematics, I believe this was added in Rev D of the Arty A7 (dated August 2017), though I do not know when that particular Rev was then released (or if it even was released) to the public. I confirmed that the Arty S7 also uses this part and I wouldn't be surprised if most of our other Artix 7 based boards use it now as well. I've requested that the chip name and images are updated in any appropriate tutorials and requested that the pdf version of the reference manual (updated wiki) is updated as well. Thanks, JColvin
  7. 2 points
    attila

    Math on FFT traces

    Hi @lab!fyi In the Network Analyzer extended option lets you use Wavegen channels at up to 20MHz and with external up to 50MHz. In the Spectrum Analyzer you can select frequency range up to 10MHz but with auto option lets you set Stop frequency up to 50MHz. Selecting the dB unit will let you specify custom reference, for dBm I think it should be 0.316V
  8. 2 points
    @hamster I was able to run your AXI Slave interface. It works great! It is now very easy to exchange information between PS and PL, and it even supports execute-in-place (e.g. I can put ARM instructions to register file and run PS CPU directly from it). I have some questions about your AXI Slave design: 1) AXI_a*size has no effect on INCR type of burst transactions, but according to AXI protocol: the increment value depends on the size of the transfer. You set it only for WRAP type, is it correct? Thus, burst size is always 0 for INCR type? 2) Do you know how PS initiates INCR burst type? A kind of memset/memcpy need to be used for that or an incrementing pointer will also work? 3) Where WRAP type is necessary? How to use PS to work in WRAP mode? You may also update your wiki page with following: 0) Create provided VHDL files 1) Create a block-diagram and add PS IP core to it 2) Apply configuration provided by your board's pre-settings; this will set all necessary initialization settings for PS (e.g. clock frequencies, DDR bindings, etc.) 3) Press auto-configure (or how it's called) ==> this will connect PS IP to DDR and to fixed IO 4) Add "External ports" to the diagram (create new AXI_CLK and AXI external ports) and connect them to PS ports 5) Generate VHDL wrapping code for this block diagram 6) Put generated system under axi_test_top by renaming it to axi_test_wrapper (default name is design_#_wrapper in my Vivado version) 7) This will auto-connect block-diagram external ports with axi_test_top 8 ) Add constrains file and rename/uncomment external ports where necessary 9) Generate bitstream 10) File->Export->Hardware and create .hwf file which contains PS configuration 11) Open Xilinx SDK and create a new project: select .hwf file as Hardware BSP for this project 12) Now, Xilinx SDK will auto-generate few .c and .h files which contain necessary PS initialization ==> clocks, IRQs, DDR, etc. 13) Add hello_world.c application to the project @hamster Thank you very much. I've learned a bunch of new things thanks to your help!
  9. 2 points
    mohammadhgh

    Zybo z7-20 Zynq Presets

    Hi @Mahesh, As @jpeyron said in the post marked as accepted solution, the Zynq processing system will be configured with the board presets when you first add the Zynq processing system IP core to the block design and run the block automation task from the green message that appears! Just remember to keep the Apply Board Preset option checked as shown in he picture. So this means if you are using the pre-built block design from the example project, a possible solution can be to remove the existing Zynq processing system block and adding a new one!
  10. 2 points
    attila

    Analog Discovery 2 vs Raspberry Pi 3

    FTDI USBs like AD, AD2, DD are not working with RPI model B (1,2,3) data packets/bytes are randomly lost. The EExplorer with different USB controller is working fine on these. All devices are working with other embeddeds: Zed, Zybo, BeagleBone… According reports AD is working with the original RPI model A and probably Zero because it has similar chipset/USB. The problem seems to be with FTDI or RPI B USB, library or hardware. You can find such comments regarding RPI problems with other devices too. Unfortunately we couldn't remediate this problem.
  11. 1 point
    You can start with the following tutorials: http://www.ni.com/tutorial/14871/en/ https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/program_fpgas_through_multisim/start
  12. 1 point
    Hi @cfatt7 Yes, you can use the FDwfAnalogOutConfigure(..., -1, ...) to start channels synchronized. You can also use the FDwfAnalogOutMasterSet to specify the master channel, then starting master channel will also start the slave channels. This is important in case you are using external triggering or cross-triggering with other instruments. Specifying a finite run length is useful to keep different frequencies phase aligned, using the minimum frequency or greatest common divisor. Like 1kHz might be generate as 0.9999999kHz and 2kHz as 2.000000001kHz, which could shift slowly over time. In this case use 1ms (1/1kHz) run time. FDwfAnalogOutRunSet(..., ..., 1.0/min_freq); FDwfAnalogOutRepeatSet(..., ..., 0); See the WF SDK/ samples/ py/ AnalogOut_Sync.py examples
  13. 1 point
    Hi @m72 After adding the Order option in Logic Analyzer (splitting the Input selection in two) I have forgotten to update the Protocol/Logic Analyzer to set the Order option automatically. Thank you for the observation, it is fixed for the next release.
  14. 1 point
    zygot

    Using tera term for two pmods

    Well I think that this is better stated as saying that most serial terminal applications can only connect to one COM port at a time. It is possible to mave multiple UARTs in your FPGA design and connect to multiple serial terminal applications. I like Putty myself, but there are other options. Another possibility is to look around in the Digilent Project Vault and see at least 3 project with source code that might accomplish what you want to do. If you instantiate your own UART you can access any number of internal registers or memory.
  15. 1 point
    Hi @Lesiastas You should use higher sample rate to capture raw data than the UART rate. Otherwise due to clock jitter and signal slew rate the capture could be wrong. Imagine on sample could be captured exactly on bit start and next bit on the end of the same bit, instead of next bit start... Anyway, here I have modified the decodeUart to work with sample rate = uart rate, see the lines marked with ' ' ' ' Module Module1 Function decodeUart(ByRef rgData() As UShort, ByVal cSamplePerBit As Integer, ByVal pin As Integer) As List(Of Byte) Dim pData As Boolean Dim fData As Boolean = False Dim cSamples = rgData.Length Dim rgUart As New List(Of Byte) For i As Integer = 0 To cSamples - 1 Dim s = rgData(i) pData = fData fData = 1 And (s >> pin) If pData <> 0 And fData = 0 Then Dim bValue As Integer = 0 For b = 0 To 7 Dim ii = Math.Round(i + (1.499 + b) * cSamplePerBit) ''''' If ii >= cSamples Then Exit For End If s = rgData(ii) fData = 1 And (s >> pin) If fData Then bValue += (1 << b) End If Next rgUart.Add(bValue) i += cSamplePerBit * 9.499 - 1 ''''' 1 start + 8 bits + 0.5 stop -1 because For will increment End If Next Return rgUart End Function Sub Main() Dim hdwf As Long If FDwfDeviceOpen(-1, hdwf) = False Then Dim szError As String FDwfGetLastErrorMsg(szError) System.Console.WriteLine("Device open failed" & vbCrLf & szError, vbExclamation + vbOKOnly) End End If Const hzUart = 9600 Const hzRate = hzUart * 3 ''''' Const cSamples = 1000 Dim hzDI As Double FDwfDigitalInInternalClockInfo(hdwf, hzDI) FDwfDigitalInTriggerSourceSet(hdwf, trigsrcDetectorDigitalIn) FDwfDigitalInTriggerSet(hdwf, 0, 0, 0, &HFFFF) 'any falling edge 'FDwfDigitalInTriggerAutoTimeoutSet(hdwf, 10.0) FDwfDigitalInDividerSet(hdwf, hzDI / hzRate) FDwfDigitalInSampleFormatSet(hdwf, 16) FDwfDigitalInBufferSizeSet(hdwf, cSamples) FDwfDigitalInTriggerPositionSet(hdwf, cSamples - 10) FDwfDigitalInConfigure(hdwf, 1, 1) Dim sts As Byte While True If FDwfDigitalInStatus(hdwf, 1, sts) = 0 Then Return End If If sts = DwfStateDone Then Exit While End If End While FDwfDigitalInDividerGet(hdwf, hzRate) ' get the actual rate Const cSamplePerBit = hzRate / hzUart Dim rgData(cSamples) As UInt16 FDwfDigitalInStatusDataUShort(hdwf, rgData, 2 * rgData.Length) Call FDwfDeviceCloseAll() Dim rg0 = decodeUart(rgData, cSamplePerBit, 0) System.Console.Write("Hex 0: ") For i = 0 To rg0.Count - 1 System.Console.Write(" 0x" + Conversion.Hex(rg0(i))) Next System.Console.WriteLine() System.Console.WriteLine("Text 0: " + System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(rg0.ToArray)) End Sub End Module
  16. 1 point
    Hi @m72 The preview is further fixed. I hope there are no more issues with this: https://forum.digilentinc.com/topic/8908-waveforms-beta-download/ Here you have the project: EMU_2CH_EACH_V10 (2).dwf3work
  17. 1 point
    Actually, I'm not sure what Diglent's policy is about questions that aren't specific to Xilinx or Digilent products. The various FPGA vendors are certainly competitors but I have a hard time seeing non-commercial customers as 'competitors' regardless of which vendors' products they are using. I would agree that, even though some of the people who respond to questions posted to Digilent's Forum have recent experience with a variety of FPGA vendor's devices and tools, posting questions to a website dedicated to Xilinx based products when your question is specific to Intel is a good way to get bad information and probably unwise. Also, and this hasn't happened yet, I suspect that having a lot of questions about non-Xilinx devices and tools would be confusing to a lot of readers and make the experience for many of them of reading posts to Digilent's forum less useful. Intel has a community forum as does Xilinx. Neither is, in my experience, as helpful as Digilent's most of the time. Intel is, well not Altera, and even Altera's community support wasn't that great. Digilent's Forum is a great place to ask about Digilent products and Xilinx tools. Even restricted to that it' must be hard for people to find answers that have already been posted because a a lot of questions keep getting repeated. I do heartily suggest that it would be more appropriate to seek out answers to questions like saif1's at forums where people who hang out there are very knowledgeable about the tools and devices for the platform that you are working on. There also must be vendor agnostic forums out there somewhere dealing with FPGA development tools and devices. My last word is that an awful lot of questions would be answered if the poster only took the time to read through the vendors' literature. If there's any practice that's bad form it's wasting other peoples time because you can't be bothered or don't have the time to read readily available literature. Everyone's time is as important to them as yours is to you.
  18. 1 point
    yes, for an application with basic requirements, like receiver gain control this will probably work just fine (it's equivalent to an analog envelope detector). Now it needs a fairly high bandwidth margin between the modulation and the carrier, and that may make it problematic in more sophisticated DSP applications (say "polar" signal processing when I try to reconstruct the signal from the envelope) where the tolerable noise level is orders of magnitude lower.
  19. 1 point
    Hi @Ahmed Alfadhel I had the C code handy because I have been working on an atan2(y,x) implementation for FPGAs, and had been testing ideas. I left it in C because I don't really know your requirements, but I wanted to give you a working algorithm, complete with proof that it does work, and so you can tinker with it, see how it works, and make use of it. Oh, and I must admit that it was also because I am also lazy 😀 But seriously: - I don't know if you use VHDL or Verilog, or some HLS tool - I don't know if your inputs are 4 bits or 40 bits long, - I don''t know if you need the answer to be within 10% or 0.0001% - I don't know if it has to run at 40Mhz or 400Mhz - I don't know if you have 1000s of cycles to process each sample, or just one. - I don't even know if you need the algorithm at all! But it has been written to be trivially converted to any HDL as it only uses bit shifts and addition/subtraction. But maybe more importantly you can then use it during any subsequent debugging to verify that you correctly implemented it. For an example of how trivial it is to convert to HDL: if(x > 0) { x += -ty/8; y += tx/8;} else { x += ty/8; y += -tx/8;} could be implemented as IF x(x'high) = '0' THEN x := x - resize(y(y'high downto 3), y'length); y := y + resize(x(x'high downto 3), x'length); ELSE x := x + resize(y(y'high downto 3), y'length); y := y - resize(x(x'high downto 3), x'length); END IF My suggestion is that should you choose to use it, compile the C program, making the main() function a sort of test bench, and then work out exactly what you need to implement in your HDL., You will then spend very little time writing, debugging and improving the HDL because you will have a very clear idea of what you are implementing.
  20. 1 point
    Hi @pikeaero, Welcome to the Digilent forums! best regards, Jon
  21. 1 point
    SmashedTransistors

    BASYS3 and Axoloti

    Thanks @OvidiuD, I'll take one step after another and the forums are quite a good source of knowledge. So far, I plan to start with very basic schemes in order to understand how Vivado works. Then I will work on communicating with the Axoloti through SPI. Best regards
  22. 1 point
    D@n

    Noisy Output from FIR Compiler

    @Ahmed Alfadhel, You have a couple of options available to you: It's not clear, from your pictures above, whether or not the -40dB stop band was achieved. Some amount of noise is to be expected due to truncation errors, etc. Without seeing an estimated PSD, I can't tell. It may be that it's doing exactly what you required of it. -40dB is only so good. With more taps, you should be able to go deeper. How deep depends upon your requirements. How good do you want the signal to look? You may also need to provide more bits to both your signal and coefficient values in order to do better. You did prescale your coefficients so that, when rounded to integers, the taps were useful, right? Also, be aware, the filter will be specified for full scale. You'll want to measure it against a full scale input. Anything less will introduce additional truncation error. This is one of those reasons why the dynamic range (i.e. number of bits) of the input and output signals are so important. Enjoy! Dan
  23. 1 point
    jpeyron

    ZedBoard and PmodCAN

    Hi @YellowYoung, Welcome to the Digilent forums! The PmodCAN facilitates CAN communication to another device through the PL.The PmodCAN uses SPI communication to communicate between the host board and itself. It would not be able to connect to the CAN on the PS. To use the CAN bus on the PS you would need to use the MIO Pmod JE1 as discussed in the user guide for the Zedboard here in section 2.9.2 Digilent Pmod Compatible Headers (2x6). The user guide states the bank that the MIO pins are connected to a 3.3V bank so you would need to make a level shifting circuit for CAN communication to work since CAN uses voltage level as part of its communication. If all you need to do is communicate data from the Zedboard using CAN communication. Then you can send data from the PS to the PL and then send that data through the PmodCAN. Here is an Avnet forum thread that discusses sending data from the PS to the PL. Here is a Xilinx forum thread that initially discusses how they accomplished sending data from the PS to the PL. best regards, Jon
  24. 1 point
    The example I posted would work for Linux or Mac with "common" tools installed. As to Windows... can't really help much there. git's not part of Python, it's used for managing code; you can achieve the same end result here by downloading the ZIP from https://github.com/bdlow/dlog-utils-portable/archive/master.zip and unzipping to a folder. Virtual environment support is a standard part of Python 3; you can skip that if you like but without virtual environments eventually your Python installation will end up like this: https://xkcd.com/1987/ Ah, of course, in Windows `activate` is a batch script not a shell script: https://www.techcoil.com/blog/how-to-create-a-python-3-virtual-environment-in-windows-10/
  25. 1 point
    Hi, as I may not have time for FPGA work for a while - just started in a fascinating new role related to high-speed digital diaper changing - I decided to post this now. Here's the Github repo (MIT-licensed) The project provides a very fast (compared to UART) interface via the ubiquitous FTDI chip to a Xilinx FPGA via JTAG. Most importantly, it achieves 125 us response time (roundtrip latency), which is e.g. 20..1000x faster than a USB sound card. It also reaches significantly higher throughput than a UART, since it is based on the MPSSE mode of the FTDI chip. Finally, it comes with a built-in bitstream uploader, which may be useful on its own. I implemented only the JTAG state transitions that I need but in principle this can be easily copy-/pasted for custom JTAG interfacing. So what do you get: On the software side an API (C#) that bundles transactions, e.g. scattered reads and writes, executes them in bulk and returns readback data On the RTL side a very basic 32 bit bus-style interface that outputs the write data and accepts readback data, which must be provided in time. See the caveats. In general, a significant increase in complexity over a UART. The performance comes at a price. In other words, if a UART will do the job for you, DO NOT use this project. For more info, please see the repo's readme file. For CMOD A7-35, it should build right out-of-the-box. For smaller FPGAs, comment out the block ram and memory test routines, or reduce the memory size in top.v and Program.cs. I hope this is useful. When I talked to the FTDI guys at Electronica last week I did not get the impression that USB 3.0 will make FT2232H obsolete any time soon for FPGA: They have newer chips and modules but it didn't seem nearly as convenient, e.g. the modules are large and require high density connectors. In FPGA-land, I think USB 2.0 is going to stay... Cheers Markus
  26. 1 point
    Hi @Phil_D Try calling to load the workspace and to run script one after the other. subprocess.Popen(['C:/Program Files/Digilent/WaveForms3/WaveForms.exe', 'phase_noise_237.dwf3work']) subprocess.Popen(['C:/Program Files/Digilent/WaveForms3/WaveForms.exe', '-runscript'])
  27. 1 point
    Hi @Jaraqui Peixe, Unfortunately, Digilent does not have the ability to obtain these licenses for you with regards to Xilinx negotiations. I do not doubt that the Spartan 3E Starter Boards you have are as good as new and work as such, but the reality is that last variant of ISE 14.7 that could support the FPGA chips on the Basys 2 and the Spartan 3E (both over 10 years old), was released by Xilinx back in 2013, so active support on these boards is limited as the required software will not install on newer OS's (at least the Windows variants anyway). As @xc6lx45, it is possible to make it work though. What I would probably recommend is looking into the newer 7 series boards, such as the Basys 3 (the most similar to the Basys 2) or if you would want access to more memory than is provided in BRAM, both the Arty A7 and the Nexys A7 have on-board DDR memory. All of these boards work with Microblaze and are supported by the free Vivado WebPACK from Xilinx (which is license-free if that is a factor for you and includes Microblaze). Naturally, there is no guarantee that the Vivado software that supports these Artix 7 FPGA chips will become end-of-life'd, but I can at least say from Digilent's end that I have not heard of this happening in the near future. Thanks, JColvin
  28. 1 point
    Hi, >> We are forced to work in assembly with picoblaze. you might have a look at the ZPU softcore CPU with GCC. The CPU is just a few hundred lines of code but most of its functionality is in software in the crt.o library in RAM. I understand it's quite well tested and has been used in commercial products. Not surprisingly, using an FPGA to implement a processor that then kinda emulates itself in software (aka RISC :) ) is maybe not the most efficient use of silicon - I'm sure it has many strong points but speed is not among them... Unfortunately, the broken-ness of Xilinx' DATA2MEM utility (to update the bitstream with a new .elf file) spoils the fun, at least when I tried in ISE14.7 (segfaults). When it works, the compile/build cycle takes only a second or two. Long-term, porting the processor to a new platform would be straightforward, or even fully transparent if using inferred, device-independent memory. This would also work for a bootloader that is hardcoded into default content in inferred RAM. I might consider this myself as a barebone "hackable" CPU platform strictly for educational purposes.
  29. 1 point
    Hi @kmesne, We responded to your other question here with some detail, but I will try to elaborate a little bit more here. The Pmod COLOR is not intended to detect colors from any sort of distance, so you would need it next to the red/green light indicator and then have it transmit data to the main controller for the car as opposed to be mounted on the car (unless the red/green indicator was on the car itself). I believe the Pmod COLOR could detect the green in a green cube, but it would need to be fairly well lit up due to the limitations of the sensor itself. As a bit of perspective, this will be a large and non-trivial state machine (especially for first semester project) with a lot of conditions to be covered; is light red or green to control the enable bit on 2+ H-bridge drivers running the motor, which needs to be checked frequently in order to obey traffic laws, as well as the enable bit being toggled as appropriate when changing input directions if the vehicle can go in reverse to avoid burning out the h-bridges, pwm control over the enable pin to allow the vehicle to turn; all done over (presumably) 3 remote systems communicating with each other; the controller with the direction buttons, the color sensor detecting the light change, and the RC vehicle itself. Which system/input will have priority in the state machine and how often will you need to check each input to provide a "smooth driving experience" will all be things that you need to consider. Some good resources for VHDL basics can be found at asic-world.com and fpga4fun.com, as well as this page that discusses state machine construction in VHDL. Thanks, JColvin
  30. 1 point
    kwilber

    Pmod DA3 clocking

    You may not have to build your own. That becomes a design decision that only you can make based on the requirements/specifications your design must meet. If the performance you are getting out of the Digilent IP meets your requirements, there is no reason to roll your own. On the other hand, if you are not able to meet your requirements and you are running up against limitations of the IP, then either look for a more performant IP or consider designing purpose specific logic. According to your measurements, it takes 40 bits sent at a rate of 3.125 Mhz for each update of the DAC. That is at least 12.8 microseconds per update. Take the inverse of that and you have a maximum update rate of 78,125 updates/second. Is that sufficient for your design?
  31. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Pmod DA3 clocking

    Hi @Ahmed Alfadhel, In section 2 Interfacing with the Pmod on page 1 of the reference manual for the Pmod DA3 here it states the pmod should use spi mode 0. thank you, Jon
  32. 1 point
    Well that's a pretty horrible looking 5 MHz signal coming directly out of an MMCM. It does remind me of the characteristic response of a particular passive component to a pulse, from decades ago when I took my intro electronics course. What do you think? Remind you of anything? I didn't mention the idea of scope probe compensation. It sure doesn't look like something that even a cheapo compensated probe would present for a low frequency signal out of a functioning FPGA pin into a high impedance load. Past that there are a number of usual suspects... but something is fundamentally wrong with your test setup.
  33. 1 point
    Hi @ebattaglia42, What operating system are you currently on? If you are Windows, can you attach a picture of what is shown in the Windows Device Manager and what you see in the WaveForms Device Manager (it should pop up when you initially connect the EE Board). The other thing I would suggest to try would be to use a different USB cable (make sure it's not just for charging only) and/or USB port on your computer as that is another source of error that is easy to check. Thank you, JColvin
  34. 1 point
    You can get the SDK to add a few example projects for any device in the system. Open the system.mss and click on the OS (the default is the standalone but you may have chosen another one when you created your BSP). Scroll down to the uart_x that you run through the PL and click on the demonstration examples. There is a nice variety of demonstrations and you probably want to add them all. The SDK will build these for the uart you selected. This is one nice feature of the SDK. If you chose another OS, such as the RTOS I'm not sure if examples are available. You likely want to use the interrupt driven example as a basis for your design ( depending on how you designed your overall software control). Of course, there are a lot of ways to arrange your communication protocol so I hope that you've spent some time thinking about how it will work. The simpler the better. Understand that the purpose of the example code is to show you the basic requirements to implement a particular interface and not to solve your problems... that is they are there for you to pore over and understand how they work. I can't send you code because your application is unique to you. If your SDK OS has a hardware abstraction layer then you will likely need to find other sources for example code. I rarely need (or want) a full-up OS like Linux for embedded applications. [edit] I should have mentioned that since you have at least two FPGA boards ( and ony you know what else ) you have a system. The basic system definition and design approach should be the first thing to flesh out. This includes inter-board communication; for instance are the boards peer-peer or is there a hierarchy? You can always tweak the system design if the lower level considerations demand it once you start fleshing out the actual implementation. If you haven't given any thought to the system interactions and structure then you are in for a lot of unnecessary work as the project nears integration.
  35. 1 point
    Nianyu Jiang

    PmodIA Extension

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236037769_A_four-electrode_low_frequency_impedance_spectroscopy_measurement_system_using_the_AD5933_measurement_chipt this is the paper I am talking about. Thanks for the further explaination, I start understanding the working principle and trying to combine everything. Will go back to you once I have more question. Nianyu Jiang
  36. 1 point
    Hi @sungsik, Those symbols show that the pins are differentially paired. The nomenclature of the pins also describe positive and negative. cheers, Jon
  37. 1 point
    jpeyron

    ADXL345 with SPI and LabView

    Hi @billskar23, The Pmod ACL here uses the adxl345. Here and here are forum threads that might be helpful. Here is an instructable on how to use spi in the linx platform. Here is spi open. Here is the plug and play instructable for linx. Here is another instructable using the Pmod ACL. Unfortunately, both of the instructables use the Pmod ACL in I2C and not SPI. Here is the adxl345 datasheet. On page 23 is the register map table. Page 15 describes how to use the spi communications. Clearing the SPI bit (Bit D6) in the DATA_FORMAT register (Address 0x31) selects 4-wire mode. cheers, Jon
  38. 1 point
    Hi @jma_1 See the help of the application: The Protocol interface uses the device Digital Pattern Generator and Logic Analyzer resources to transfer data using UART, SPI, and I2C protocols. When the Debug option is enabled, the Logic Analyzer can be used to investigate the signals. In this case, the Protocol instrument will not receive data, it will only send data.
  39. 1 point
    xc6lx45

    fft spectrum analyzer on SOC

    and I was curious what brings you to that question. It's so difficult to come up with a meaningful homework problem (this one would be good), I don't want to carelessly ruin it 🙂
  40. 1 point
    Antonio Fasano

    Arty Z7 DRAM Memory

    Hi, Jon, I made a small software to test how big an array of char can be in SDK and still assign and read correct values on the ARTY-Z7-20 DRAM Memory. I found out that it goes all to way to 500 MB. I did not check further, but that is a hell of a memory capacity !!! Very good !!! Regards, Antonio
  41. 1 point
    Hi, @remalytics It can be definitely done by preparing custom software using Python, LabVIEW, etc...
  42. 1 point
    I should have known that you'd be around as I got this thread started. I'm thrilled to see a reply as I submit the first post. To answer you question; no I haven't but I promise to check out what you've been up to. If this venue fails to show interest I'd be happy to conspire with you to create one that does.
  43. 1 point
    D@n

    XADC and the FFT

    @farhanazneen, I'm not sure how much help I can be if that error message doesn't make sense to you. You'll need to edit and "fix" your CSV file. Relax, it's text. Pull it up in an editor, examine it, then fix it. Dan
  44. 1 point
    shahbaz

    How to read from SD card on ZYBO

    hi @jpeyron, I followed the guide at GitHub under Readme in PMODSD. can you please guide me step wise on how to start from block design and than going to SDK and running the demo. I have added the pmodsd and zynq PS IPs, after auto connection and running the generate bitstream I get following error. I need your guidance at this
  45. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Chip ftdi 2232 nexys 4 ddr

    Hi @Javier olmos, I sent you a PM about this. cheers, Jon
  46. 1 point
    Hi @aerbey, The following development boards should fit the hdmi and i/o needs for your application: the Arty-Z7-20 here with sink and source hdmi , 2 pmod ports and the Arduino/Chipkit header for i/o, the Genesys 2 here with sink and source hdmi ,4 pmod ports and the HPC FMC for i/o and the Nexys Video here with sink and source hdmi, 3 pmod ports and a LPC FMC for i/o. We would not have any suggestions for who to contact about making a custom pcb and housing solutions. thank you, Jon
  47. 1 point
    xc6lx45

    PmodHB5

    I'm sure it's possible to "drive" it at any rate. What I don't know is the amount and color of the magic smoke coming out :-) This is a fairly basic power electronics question: Each switching event dissipates energy because there is voltage across the transistor while current is nonzero. The question is, how much energy dissipation can you tolerate. With a 2A transistor you can probably feel with your finger whether or not it runs hot. In similar applications, PWM frequencies of 15 kHz or more are possible (search for "brushless ESC") but I doubt the motor will run any smoother.
  48. 1 point
    JColvin

    Network shield for MAX32 is revision C

    Hi @Marty, I'm taking a look into the older revisions for the network shield and let you know what I find. I imagine most of the boards will work as is if they were a product revision, but I'll double check. Thanks, JColvin
  49. 1 point
    attila

    Digital Discovery SPI interface

    Hi @Sung The WaveForms application can be used in demo mode to explore the features. In demo mode the protocol signals are not generated properly but you can see the options a real device would provide. 1. You can use the Logic Analyzer to capture and decode communication. This is mostly useful for debugging protocol like for timing, glitches... 2. You can use the Protocol interface to send or to capture data and save in text file. You can also use JS code to automate communication in Custom tab or Script interface. 3. You can use the WaveForms SDK to create custom application/script.
  50. 1 point
    They are very robust. Xilinx is a bit shy in telling numbers, but their posts indicate that they are short circuit proof. https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Virtex-Family-FPGAs/Effect-of-short-circuit-on-V6-outputs/m-p/227493#M13565 https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/23277.html I got the impression that reports of failed voltage regulators are more common than busted FPGAs (expect that blowing one pin kills the whole IO bank).