Jonathon Kay

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  1. @Notarobot, appreciate your recommendation on the board and the tutorials. Will check it out very soon. @zygot, thanks for the many advice. Based on your explanation (which i agree), the realistic course of learning should be focusing on FPGA before attempting to work on chips like Zynq that added a layer of complexity due to the combination of both the FPGA and Arm. But due to work environments which uses the Zynq 7000 series chip extensively, I would want to quickly be able to work with them.
  2. Hi Zygot, Dan, Notarobot, JColvin and xc6lx45, Appreciate your response on this post. You guys have brought forward many critical points which requires a lot of reflections on my part. I can't even summarise the points and come to a cohesive conclusion! But let me try to put this old rusted mind in order with these summary - You don't need to jump into Zynq platform if all I wanted is learning FPGA programming There are many FPGA development boards around that does not combine both the FPGA and Arm processor (like Zynq) which complicates the entire learning process due to add
  3. Dear all, Would need some affirmation from any engineer out there. Would I be able to self learn FPGA programming? My background is mainly electronics, a jack of few trades but master of none kind. I could understand digital circuitry, did some programming on Perl for CGI scripts and C++. I used to program the good old 8051 microprocessor and Microchip PIC16F84 in assembly. But these are like 20 years ago. I am way behind in terms of technology. I am thinking deeply to invest in buying the Zedboard as I observed most of the online tutorial are based on this development board. But it
  4. Hi all, Would like to find cheaper Zedboard than buying a new one. Would be very taxing to get a new board. Thanks.