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  1. 2 points
    Hello @Bryan_S, Here is a demo project for Cmod S6 from https://reference.digilentinc.com/reference/programmable-logic/cmod-s6/start. I looked into the source files and there is clk_gen_50MHz.vhd. You can see in the top.vhd file how the clk_gen_50MHz is instantiated and used. I don't know what is the clk16x in your code, but here are some source files for serial port serialport_v3.zip The sources are for Nexys4 DDR which has a 100 MHz system clock. But in your case, if you use the clk_gen_50MHz, you'll have a 50 MHz clock instead of 100 MHz, 9600 baud rate, as shown in the UART_RX_CTRL.vhd file. The same for UART_TX_CTRL.vhd. I don't know if you'll use the sources from above, but I hope it helps. Best regards, Ana-Maria Balas
  2. 2 points
    Hello @bitslip, Things are a little bit more complicated. Indeed, for changing the resolution you have to rewrite some registers. But you also need to make sure that the Video Trimming controller ip generates the required constants for you resolution. I wouldn't recommend to write all the needed registers from the control interface (it would be agonising) Instead I would go with the existent logic for changing the resolution, which is adding a new structure with all the register values. As an example, you can check the OV5640.H file. I much simple and quicker solution would be to use our video scaller ip. This ip was written in HLS and it was used in the fmc pcam adapter demo for re-scalling the video at a 640x480 resolution. You can check the design in here: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/zedboard-fmc-pcam-adapter-demo/start Best Regards, Bogdan Vanca
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 1 point
    JColvin

    PMODs - Spec 1.2.0

    Hi @andresb, I apologize for the delay. The best way to determine if they are complaint with specification 1.2.0 is by looking at their respect Resource Center (such as the Pmod AD1). On the right-hand side under Electrical, you will see the Specification version that the Pmod is currently compliant with. The Pmod Interface Specification 1.2.0 is available directly here: https://reference.digilentinc.com/_media/reference/pmod/pmod-interface-specification-1_2_0.pdf. Let me know if you have any questions about this. Thanks, JColvin
  12. 1 point
    Hi @sgrobler, I am able to successfully connect to my phones WiFi hotspot on firmware 1.3.0. I get the same message pop-up as you regarding the firmware update required, but I click the "OK" option and then select the Instrument Panel where-upon am I greeted with the same message, choose OK again, and then I am brought to the Instrument Panel where I am able to successfully run the OpenLogger. I do agree though that the pop-up message should not be occurring though. I have reached to @AndrewHolzer to help address this. Thank you for the feedback, JColvin
  13. 1 point
    xc6lx45

    I bricked my CMOD-A7

    Thinking aloud: Is it even possible to "brick" an Artix from Flash? On Zynq it is if the FSBL breaks JTAG, and the solution to the problem without boot mode jumpers is to short one of the flash pins to GND via a paper-clip at power-up. But on Artix? Can't remember having seen such a thing. Through EFUSE, yes, but that's a different story. If you like, you can try this if it's a 35T (use ADC capture at 700 k, it stresses the JTAG port to capacity). For example, it might give an FTDI error. Or if it works, you know that JTAG is OK.
  14. 1 point
    D@n

    Verilog

    @Ahmed Alfadhel, Perhaps the most complete tutorial out there is asic-world's tutorial. You might also find it the most vacuous, since although it tells you all the details of the language it doesn't really give you the practice or the tools to move forward from there. There's also a litexsoc (IIRC) by enjoy-digital that I've heard about, but never looked into An alternative might be my own tutorial. Admittedly, it's only a beginner's tutorial. It'll only get you from blinky to a serial port with an attached FIFO. That said, it does go over a lot of FPGA Verilog design practice and principles. It also integrates learning how to use a simulator, in this case Verilator, and a formal verification tool, such as SymbiYosys, into your design process so that you can start learning how to build designs that work the first time they meet hardware. I'm also in the process of working to prepare an intermediate tutorial. For now, if you are interested, you'd need to find most of the information that would be in such a tutorial on my blog. (It's not all there ... yet, although there are articles on how to create AXI peripherals ..) Feel free to check it out. Let me know what you think, Dan
  15. 1 point
    Hi @jfranz-argo, @kharoonian, and @Franky32, I apologize for the delay. I have sent each of you a PM about this. Thanks, JColvin P.S. to other readers, be sure not have Digilent boards attached when you are reprogramming other FTDI devices. A long list of users will tell you it's an easy mistake to accidentally select the wrong device.
  16. 1 point
    Hey Paolo, I'm glad you found my videos helpful! I've been working on other projects, but if you have any other ideas for videos that you would find helpful let me know. Kaitlyn
  17. 1 point
    @ManserDimor Here's a general rule of thumb. Differential traces, whether laid out as differential or not must be length matched as best as possible. High speed bussed signals are usually length matched but normally this isn't nearly as critical as differential signalling; and this is usually done with a maximum data rate in mind. Everything else is usually assigned to the auto-router. Hand tuning traces is expensive and time consuming and usually there are a limited number that can be optimised with high ball count FPGA footprints. Usually, the focus is on external memory like DDR. If you need IO pins that are length matched then choose a board that makes it clear how well this was done. If the board vendor doesn't mention length matching then it was unlikely to have been done. Most of Digilent's boards with "high-speed" "differential" PMODS mention length matching in the reference manual. Some vendors offer a trace routing report of lengths for certain connectors. If differential signal traces are routed as true differential pairs then using them as single-ended signals might be problematic from a cross-coupling standpoint, especially if you don't take this into account. The only 3.3V differential IOSTANDARD supported by Series7 devices is TMDS and this is best done when the termination is as close to the receiver as possible. All of this does not necessarily mean that you can't design around a board's shortcomings to achieve some level of performance using a logic that the board wasn't designed for. This is one reason why all (most???) Series7 devices offer input delay management and in some cases output delay management features. There are boards from a few vendors with length matched GPIO on connectors are usually designed for high-speed. 2.56x2.56 mm connectors aren't that. Not many board vendors are going to go to the expense of designing a high performance board that they intend to sell at a cheap price. Final comment. If you are going to connect an external board or device to your FPGA board connector then you must assume the digital logic designer role required to do so.
  18. 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
  19. 1 point
    Glenn

    USB Power

    Upon further reflection, I bet my switched cables do not have all the USB lines coming through. RPi only needs power via it's microUSB input.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 1 point
    jpeyron

    GPS Pmod

    Hi @cepwin, I'm glad you we able to get to the bottom of the issue. Thank you for sharing what happened. cheers, Jon
  24. 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.
  25. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Pmod da3 reconstruction filter

    Hi @lwew96, We have not used a reconstruction filter. I did find a paper that discusses a reconstruction filter with the AD5541 here. Hopefully one of the more experienced community members will have some input for you as well. best regards, Jon
  26. 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
  27. 1 point
    Hi, For sw part I use Xilinx DMA driver (interface to VDMA IP core) and modified ADI AXI HDMI DRM driver for exposing frame buffer device to GUI sw (e.g. Qt). You can see driver bindings in above attached zyboz7-20.devicetree-1.zip (pl.dtsi). All video memory transfers to FPGA are managed by this two drivers.
  28. 1 point
    Yep, seen that they were back online. Thanks, Jon
  29. 1 point
    @longboard, Yeah, that's really confusing isn't it? At issue is the fact that many of these chips are specified in Mega BITS not BYTES. So the 1Gib is mean to refer to a one gigabit memory, which is also a 128 megabyte memory. That's what the parentheses are trying to tell you. Where this becomes a real problem is that I've always learned that a MiB is a reference to a million bytes, 10^6 bytes, rather than a mega byte, or 2^20 bytes. The proper acronyms, IMHO, should be Gb, GB, Mb, and MB rather than GiB or MiB which are entirely misleading. As for the memory, listed as 16 Meg x 8 x 8, that's a reference to 8-banks of 16-mega words or memory, where each word is 8-bits wide. In other words, the memory has 16MB*8 or 128MB of storage. You could alternatively say it had 1Gb of memory, which would be the same thing, but this is often confused with 1GB of memory--hence the desire for the parentheses again. Dan
  30. 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.
  31. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Nexys 2 - transistor part number

    Hi @CVu, Glad to hear that replacing the transistor fix the issue. Thank you for sharing what you did. best regards, Jon
  32. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Nexys 2 - transistor part number

    Hi @CVu, Welcome to the Digilent Forums! Q1 information is below: NTS2101P Single P-Channel Power Mosfet 1.4A, 8VSOT-323 (SC-70) best regards, Jon
  33. 1 point
    kwilber

    NEXYS 3 frequency meter

    The problem is likely in the .ucf file where you define pin information. The error message says device pin LL8 doesn't exist. If you post the contents of your ucf, we can probably figure it out.
  34. 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?
  35. 1 point
    D@n

    Conflicting Voltages in Bank Arty-A7

    @zygot, @Ahmed Alfadhel is not using a Basys3 board, and so this is really a bad example of attaching one question to another post. @Ahmed Alfadhel appears to be using an Artix-A7 board. In that case, the sys_clk is properly constrained, but he may well have some of the DDR3 I/O pins improperly constrained. These are the pins located on Bank 35. I think the problem in this case is that @Ahmed Alfadhel has improperly constrained in DDR DQS pins. For example, ddr3_dqs_[0] should be set to pin N2, not to A6. Compounding the problem is the way these pins are hidden in a "board definition file" rather than in the XDC file, making it likely to have conflicting pin definitions. @Ahmed Alfadhel, If you are following Digilent's instructions, you might want to double check that you have the appropriate board definition file. If you are trying this on your own, using only an XDC file, then you might find these instructions valuable. Also, I would recommend you not attach unrelated issues to old posts. Perhaps the Digilent staff might be kind enough to separate these two issues into separate forum posts--since they really are quite different. For example, the Basys3 board doesn't have the DDR3 memory which is the source of your pin-connection troubles. Dan
  36. 1 point
    kwilber

    Simple HDMI pass through with NexysVideo

    Unfortunately, I do not have a NexysVideo board available. I have run the simple hdmi pass thru on both zybo and arty boards. Have you tried using a resolution of 720p yet? I find it useful to start with the lower frequencies first. Most sources and monitors have no trouble working with that.
  37. 1 point
    Hi @Mukul, Are you getting the Error while launching program: Memory write error at 0x100000. APB AP transaction error, DAP status f0000021? 1. Make sure the boot mode jumper JP5 is set to JTAG. If your Mode setting are JTAG and you are still having an issue then please attach a screen shot of your SDK errors? thank you, Jon
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 1 point
    xc6lx45

    FFT / iFFT / RS - Basys3

    OK that starts to make more sense. So one channel is reference signal e.g. transmitted signal, one channel the received reflection. Capture both, FFT, multiply (don't forget the conjugate), iFFT. On the bright side, in this specific case you can solve the circularity issues mentioned above with sufficient zero padding on the transmit signal (rule of thumb: Add enough zeros until all reflections have died down to negligible level). This may be easier said than done with a hardware FFT, though... Resolution is limited to the sample rate. If you want to do better, you can interpolate by stealing lines 315..345 here . Needless to say, this calculation needs to be done on a microcontroller or the like. In double precision it's usually accurate to 1 % of a sample. For a reference algorithm, have a look here (this is more complex and somewhat heuristic but has proven itself over the years). With noise-free data this can be accurate to about one nanosample.
  41. 1 point
    jpeyron

    Zedboard WiFi usage

    Hi @harika, Glad to hear you were able to get the bitstream to generate. cheers, Jon
  42. 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
  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
    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
  46. 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
  47. 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.
  48. 1 point
    Hi @Javier Romo, I have added an English translation to your post and moved it to a more appropriate section of the Forum. We have a demo for the Nexys 4 DDR that is available on it's Resource Center, https://reference.digilentinc.com/reference/programmable-logic/nexys-4-ddr/start, that uses the seven segment displays available here: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/nexys-4-ddr-gpio-demo/start. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, JColvin
  49. 1 point
    OK thanks. Yes, updating that tutorial would save a lot of time and confusion. I later noticed that Xilinx's page for 2017.2 has a bit more description relating to free WebPACK than the page for 2017.3, though it's still not clear how to invoke the free aspect. Further confusion is added by the Xilinx page you arrive at from Vivado's License Manager, as that page omits the Activation-based licenses, and the licenses it does show include a Free one for pre-2015, as though you can't license 2016 and later for free. Evidently that doesn't mean you can't use 2016 and later, it means that no license is required, and you don't need to be using the License Manager at all!
  50. 1 point
    lukeswr

    Adept library to use in visual .net c#

    I have an excellent example of interfacing with non-managed libraries using an internal sealed class. I have attached the file. I copied this foot print from another interface class regarding a USB interface. This example is nowhere near complete, but it provides the building block. using System; using System.IO; using System.Runtime.InteropServices; namespace Linear.common.lap.Digilent.Adept2 { /// <summary> /// This class library provides the 64-bit interface to the Digilent Inc. Adept2 dmgr library. /// </summary> internal sealed class StaticDmgr : IDisposable { // ReSharper disable InconsistentNaming /// <summary> /// The following value is passed to DmgrGetTransResult to specify /// wait until the transfer completes. /// </summary> public const UInt32 tmsWaitInfinite = 0xFFFFFFFF; // Handle to our DLL - used with GetProcAddress to load all of our functions private IntPtr hDMGR = IntPtr.Zero; // Declare pointers to each of the functions we are going to use in DMGR.DLL // These are assigned in our constructor and freed in our destructor. private readonly IntPtr pDmgrGetVersion = IntPtr.Zero; private readonly IntPtr pDmgrEnumDevices = IntPtr.Zero; private readonly IntPtr pDmgrGetDvc = IntPtr.Zero; private readonly IntPtr pDmgrIsEnumFinished = IntPtr.Zero; private readonly IntPtr pDmgrStopEnum = IntPtr.Zero; private readonly IntPtr pDmgrFreeDvcEnum = IntPtr.Zero; internal StaticDmgr() { // If DMGR.DLL is NOT loaded already, load it if (hDMGR == IntPtr.Zero) { // Load our DEPP.DLL library hDMGR = LoadLibrary(@"DMGR.DLL"); if (hDMGR == IntPtr.Zero) { // Failed to load our DEPP.DLL library from System32 or the application directory // Try the same directory that this Adept2 DLL is in hDMGR = LoadLibrary(@Path.GetDirectoryName(GetType().Assembly.Location) + "\\DMGR.DLL"); } } if (hDMGR == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Cannot locate the driver's DMGR.DLL interface library."); // If we have succesfully loaded the library, get the function pointers set up // Set up our function pointers for use through our exported methods pDmgrGetVersion = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrGetVersion"); pDmgrEnumDevices = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrEnumDevices"); pDmgrGetDvc = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrGetDvc"); pDmgrIsEnumFinished = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrIsEnumFinished"); pDmgrStopEnum = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrStopEnum"); pDmgrFreeDvcEnum = GetProcAddress(hDMGR, "DmgrFreeDvcEnum"); InitializeDelegates(); } private void InitializeDelegates() { if (pDmgrGetVersion == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Failed to load function DmgrGetVersion."); if (pDmgrEnumDevices == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Failed to load function DmgrEnumDevices."); if (pDmgrIsEnumFinished == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Failed to load function DmgrIsEnumFinished."); if (pDmgrStopEnum == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Failed to load function DmgrStopEnum."); if (pDmgrFreeDvcEnum == IntPtr.Zero) throw new ApplicationException("Failed to load function DmgrFreeDvcEnum."); DmgrGetVersion = (tDmgrGetVersion)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrGetVersion, typeof(tDmgrGetVersion)); DmgrEnumDevices = (tDmgrEnumDevices)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrEnumDevices, typeof(tDmgrEnumDevices)); DmgrGetDvc = (tDmgrGetDvc)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrGetDvc, typeof(tDmgrGetDvc)); DmgrIsEnumFinished = (tDmgrIsEnumFinished)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrIsEnumFinished, typeof(tDmgrIsEnumFinished)); DmgrStopEnum = (tDmgrStopEnum)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrStopEnum, typeof(tDmgrStopEnum)); DmgrFreeDvcEnum = (tDmgrFreeDvcEnum)Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer(pDmgrFreeDvcEnum, typeof(tDmgrFreeDvcEnum)); } #region Instantiated Function Delegates internal tDmgrGetVersion DmgrGetVersion; internal tDmgrEnumDevices DmgrEnumDevices; internal tDmgrGetDvc DmgrGetDvc; internal tDmgrIsEnumFinished DmgrIsEnumFinished; internal tDmgrStopEnum DmgrStopEnum; internal tDmgrFreeDvcEnum DmgrFreeDvcEnum; #endregion #region IDisposable Methods /// <summary> /// Destructor for the D2XX class. /// </summary> ~StaticDmgr() { if (hDMGR != IntPtr.Zero) { // FreeLibrary here - we should only do this if we are completely finished FreeLibrary(hDMGR); hDMGR = IntPtr.Zero; } } public void Dispose() { if (hDMGR != IntPtr.Zero) { // FreeLibrary here - we should only do this if we are completely finished FreeLibrary(hDMGR); hDMGR = IntPtr.Zero; } } #endregion #region Marshalling Methods to Unmanaged DMGR /// <summary> /// Built-in Windows API functions to allow us to dynamically load our own DLL. /// Will allow us to use old versions of the DLL that do not have all of these functions available. /// </summary> [DllImport("kernel32.dll")] private static extern IntPtr LoadLibrary(string dllToLoad); [DllImport("kernel32.dll")] private static extern IntPtr GetProcAddress(IntPtr hModule, string procedureName); [DllImport("kernel32.dll")] private static extern bool FreeLibrary(IntPtr hModule); // Definitions for DMGR functions [UnmanagedFunctionPointer(CallingConvention.StdCall)] internal delegate int tDmgrGetVersion(byte[] szVersion); //OPEN & CLOSE functions internal delegate int tDmgrOpen(ref int phif, byte[] szSel); internal delegate int tDmgrOpenEx(ref int phif, byte[] szSel, int dtpTable, int dtpDisc); internal delegate int tDmgrClose(int hif); //ENUMERATION functions internal delegate int tDmgrEnumDevices(ref int pcdvc); //internal delegate int tDmgrEnumDevicesEx(ref int pcdvc, int dtpTable, int dtpDisc, int dinfoSel); //internal delegate int tDmgrStartEnum(ref int pcdvc); internal delegate int tDmgrIsEnumFinished(); internal delegate int tDmgrStopEnum(); //internal delegate int tDmgrGetEnumCount(ref int pcdvc); internal delegate int tDmgrGetDvc(int pcdvc, byte [] dvc); internal delegate int tDmgrFreeDvcEnum(); #endregion } }